Nashville police have been “aware” of the purported leak of a portion that comprise Covenant School shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale’s widely anticipated “manifesto” found in the vehicle where she shot down three children aged 9 and 3 adults in March.
In what appears to be photographs of crime scene photos of the notes left by the murderer the unconfirmed evidence would provide the explanation for why police were quick to declare the murder “calculated and planned.”
“We are aware of that assertion,” an official city police spokeswoman said to News Digital Monday. But, she added that the time was not yet right to verify the authenticity of the documents, in addition to the fact that police were looking into the matter. Police then issued a statement saying they believed that “The photographs are not MNPD crime scene images.”
Nashville police have claimed that they found documents in 28-year-old’s vehicle after police killed the suspect on the second floor. However, they’ve battled in court for years not in order to reveal the document as have an array of parents from the school.
The National Police Association is involved in a dispute with Nashville’s city police department to have the manifesto published. Officials from Nashville informed News Digital their case is pending and the manifesto did not be released before the court.
“I think it highlights the importance of getting the information out as soon as possible,” said Doug Pierce, the Tennessee attorney representing the NPA in the matter, who described the leak as an “bombshell” but said he could not confirm the information.
More details will be released if he is successful in the court.
“What was requested would include more than just these three pages,” he said to News Digital.
The lawsuit has been delayed for months. In the moment an appeals tribunal is scheduled to determine if Hale’s parents or the school have the legal right to interfere. There’s no specific time frame to decide on whether or not to release the full statement.
“It could go on,” Pierce stated. “This could be years before we get it all resolved.”
Hale was identified as a man named AIden Hale, who police described as transgender, was the keeper of more than 20 journal entries. Court documents were revealed earlier in the year. the three pages that were allegedly leaked could only be a small portion of the murderer’s written notes.
In an official statement, Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell stated that the city will launch an investigation of its own regarding the leak.
“I have directed Wally Dietz, Metro’s Law Director, to initiate an investigation into how these images could have been released,” the Metro Law Director stated. “That investigation may involve local, state, and federal authorities. I am deeply concerned with the safety, security, and well-being of the Covenant families and all Nashvillians who are grieving.”
His office informed News Digital that it did not have the documents and was unable to verify their authenticity.
The FBI who was given copies of the data earlier in the year, has declined to comment citing the imminent lawsuit.
Alongside the declaration, Hale created hand-drawn diagrams and maps of the schools including possible entry points, as well as images of a shooter in the same clothes worn by police at the time of the murders police claimed.
Police have previously released surveillance footage that shows the bravery of the responding officers in the midst of a rout and demolished Hale before a second-story window, from where the murderer was shooting from.
According on its website According to its website, according to its website, the Covenant School opened in 2001 as a part of the Covenant Presbyterian Church and served students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade.
The child victims were the daughter of the pastor’s wife, Hallie Scruggs, as in Evelyn Dieckhaus and William Kinney. The adults were identified by police as Head of School, 60, Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak, Cynthia Peak, aged 61 as well as Mike Hill, 61.