Dallas police don’t want to release bomb robot data, claim information is ’embarrassing’

When the Dallas police used a bomb robot to kill a suspect who had shot and killed five police officers and wounding nine others, it set a controversial precedent that raised questions about the procedures and practices the police had followed to determine whether to use a remote detonation explosive. Multiple journalists filed Freedom of Information Act requests to learn more about the police’s decision-making process.

Now, the DPD has responded to these requests by lumping 17 distinct filings together and asking the Texas attorney general to allow it to withhold information on the grounds that the data is “embarrassing” and “of no legitimate concern to the public.” Continue…