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Chicken-Fried News: Still fighting that fight


(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

A Salt Lake City, Utah, attorney is using the Freedom of Information Act to sue the FBI over an open records request connected to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City.

Jesse Trentadue alleges that the bureau failed to adequately complete his records request and he knows that the tapes and documents containing the information he’s seeking exist. He wants permission to search FBI offices in OKC and Los Angeles for the “missing” records himself.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Trentadue believes the records contain information connected to his brother’s death in an OKC prison not long after the bombing. Though officials have declared Kenneth Trentadue’s death a suicide, his family believes he was killed by prison guards during an interrogation gone awry and that the guards mistook him for a man believed to be connected to the bombing.

The federal government paid the Trentadues $1.1 million for restitution in 1995.

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