June 23, 2016
More than two dozen organizations, including the First Amendment Foundation filed suit today against the City of Orlando in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County to enforce the Public Records Act for access to 911 recordings and other phone call recordings of the City of Orlando regarding the Pulse nightclub shooting. The News Media seek an order compelling the City of Orlando to provide copies of all non-exempt portions of the public records at issue.
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Plaintiffs include the First Amendment Foundation, ABC Inc., The Associated Press, CBS Corp, Chicago Tribune Company LLC, Cable News Network Inc, Dow Jones and Company, The Florida Press Association, Gannett Co Inc, GateHouse Media LLC, Graham Media Group Florida Inc, Knight News Inc, Los Angeles Times, Communications LLC, The McClatchy Company, The New York Times Company, Orlando Sentinel, Communications Company LLC, The Palm Beach Post, Politico LLC, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Scripps Media Inc, Sun Sentinel Company LLC, WFTV Inc, WOFL Fox 35, WP Company LLC, WTVT Fox 13.