April 2, 2014
Across Virginia, police agencies use the Freedom of Information Act to deny access to basic information available in other states, including audio of 911 calls.
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Police agencies refuse to release audio from 911 calls, prompting questions about transparency.
When city officials in Alexandria released the audio of a 911 call in a high-profile murder case, many people interpreted the move as a step forward for transparency in a commonwealth known for opaque government.