Sept. 11 Families Warned 911 Tapes to Be Released

From Times Wire Reports

New York City has sent letters to 24 families of people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks advising them that partial transcripts and recordings of 911 calls made by the victims soon will be released to the public because of a court order.

The letters, sent by express mail Friday, advised only family members whose dead relatives could be identified from the calls recorded by police and fire department operators.

The imminent release of the records was ordered by a judge in a case brought by the New York Times and nine family members of victims under the state’s Freedom of Information law seeking fire department records.