Thursday, April 29, 2010
Alabama Governor Exempts 911 Recordings from Public Records Laws
Alabama Governor Bob Riley signed into law a bill that exempts 911 recordings from release under the state's public records laws. Only a court order will compel the disclosure of the audio tapes if the court first finds the public interest outweighs the individual's privacy interest. Transcripts of the 911 calls may be release for a "reasonable fee."