Asked by Lawrence on July 31, 2020.
10 answers from Hayden Hodges, Jonathan Grose and Lawrence.
It depends on the state. If you can provide me with the state, I would be happy to tell you if the calls are public record or not?
Thanks for that information.
Under the California Public Records Act, 911 calls are public record unless sealed by court order.
I hope this information helps.
No Problem! Happy to help. You can make the request through MuckRock and it will create all the legal borderline for you.
If you don’t want to use MuckRock and file the request on your own, I would go to the agency’s website to look for contact information.
Here is a template that you could use if not using MuckRock — https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/sample-cpra-request-letter/)
Just fill in the relevant information and submit it via the agency’s portal or email address.
Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.
I’ll use MuckRock. This all new to me so if you can pint me to the form . I’ll fill it out as best I can..
You can go to this link to file a request in MuckRock. https://www.muckrock.com/foi/create/
Then Simply Type a Title for the request, for example 911 Call Recording Request.
Then Type the Agency (It should pop up after typing the first few letters)
Write the description (what you would want from the agency) and click submit.
Then you should be good to go.