It seems that the Madison 911 Center screwed up after receiving a call from a recent murder victim. The 911 Center has been refusing to respond to requests for more information:
Over the past two and a half weeks, the 911 Center has refused requests for basic information about the calls. This week, Joe Norwick, director of the Dane County 911 Center since July, declined further opportunities to comment after being provided with a written summary of parts of this story.
In an email, Norwick said he was basing his refusal on a request from the Madison Police Department to withhold all information “pertaining to this matter” because release would “seriously impair” the murder investigation.
Madison police officials vigorously dispute this. While declining to call the 911 Center’s action a cover-up, they suggested that Norwick is improperly using the department as an excuse not to own up to his agency’s mistakes.
Despite all that (or maybe because of all that) it sounds to me like this calls for a FOIA.
H/T to Badger Blogger.
UPDATE: I just hit sent on this request. It made more sense to me to request internal communications about Brittany Zimmermann’s call than to ask for the call itself, as the Isthmus article above shows that they have already hit a wall using that angle. Let’s see if I get anything useful back!