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August 14, 2006

Statement from Commissioner Patrick Brennan
Mayor's Office, Community Assistance: 

I write to advise you that in the very near future, the City of New York will be publicly releasing recordings of additional telephone calls made on the morning of September 11, 2001.  This release will supplement the City’s March 2006 public release of recordings of telephone calls made on September 11, 2001.  The release of these records is pursuant to the principles established by the New York Court of Appeals in its opinion concerning the public release of New York City Fire Department (“FDNY”) records concerning September 11th; that Court opinion was described more fully in our March 2006 letter (copy linked below) concerning the earlier release.  Of the additional telephone calls being released only ten are previously unreleased 911 calls made by civilians who were inside the World Trade Center and were seeking assistance.  The overwhelming majority of the calls being released are not 911 calls at all, but are other kinds of calls recorded by the FDNY dispatch system. 

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