Lawmaker seeks to limit FOIA release of 911 calls

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Michigan lawmaker has introduced a bill aimed at limiting the release of 911 recordings requested under the state's Freedom of Information Act.

Republican Rep. Kurt Heise of Plymouth says he wants to strike balance between the public's right to the information and the need to be sensitive.

Heise tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/17hPO8B ) the bill was prompted by a 2012 attack on the Cipriano family in Farmington Hills. Tucker Cipriano is accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat and trying to kill his mother and brother. Another man also is charged.

Heise says his intent is to limit how quickly 911 recordings are available. The bill's proposed language, however, mentions no length of time as to when such recordings could be publicly available.


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