Edmond police won't provide report about March homicide of baby boy

Edmond police have refused since March to release information about a baby's homicide, despite a state law requiring release of such details. Now a statewide group has asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to get involved.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 27, 2011

The Oklahoman obtained the incident report involving Jacob “Jake” Hedger and the recording of his baby sitter's 911 calls from other sources.

Edmond police also refused recently to release the incident report concerning an assistant fire chief accused of pointing a toy gun at another firefighter. Police said the matter is still under investigation.

A state advocacy group, Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc., complained Monday to Attorney General Scott Pruitt that some police departments are refusing to provide incident reports.

The group specifically complained about Edmond police's refusal to release the assistant fire chief report. The group said the “reasoning is at odds with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, which clearly distinguishes between incident reports and investigatory files.”

FOI Oklahoma Inc. asked the attorney general to notify police departments that incident report information must be released when requested.

The group also asked Pruitt to ask district attorneys to stop police departments from delaying the release of such information.

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