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Orlando Shooter’s Rants to Police Must Be Released, Transparency Experts Say

Federal officials professed a commitment to "the highest level of transparency possible" Monday after uncensoring two easy-to-guess names in the transcript of a 50-second call between Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen and a 911 police dispatcher.

But experts in federal and Florida open records laws say much more transparency will come as people seek access to the recording itself and a full readout or recording of three subsequent calls between Mateen and police, totaling about 28 minutes. Continue…