Lynch to release transcript of Orlando terrorist's 911 calls after references to Islam are removed
Law enforcement authorities plan to release limited transcripts Monday from three phone calls they had with Orlando, Fla., shooter Omar Mateen.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union that law officers will talk about what Mateen told them as the day’s events unfolded, CNN reported.
The Justice Department said the FBI and Orlando law enforcement will also release a timeline.
“He talked about his pledges of allegiance to a terrorist group. He talked about his motivations for why he was claiming at that time he was committing this horrific act. He talked about American policy in some ways,” Lynch said.
“Our goal is to put as much information into the public domain as possible so people can understand as we do what possibly motivated this killer, what led him to this place and also provide us with information,” Lynch said.
Lynch states that tomorrow’s release of a “partial transcript” of Omar Mateen’s discussions with law enforcement will be edited to remove the Islamic terrorist’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS and other aspects of his Islamic motivations.
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