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FBI to release Omar Mateen, Police conversation

ORLANDO:  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning to release some portion of the so-far hidden conversation between Orland shooter Omar Mateen and the police during the massacre at Pulse nightclub last week.

As per FBI sources, transcripts of those excerpts, summaries of negotiations with police and other investigative details will be released ahead of a scheduled press conference with law enforcement officials in Orlando, ABC News reported.

 “What we’re going to be doing … is talking more about what happened, sadly, inside the nightclub,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’ll be releasing a partial transcript of the calls between the killer and the hostage negotiators so that people can, in fact, see the type of interaction that was had there.”

However, federal authorities will not be releasing Mateen’s pledges of allegiance to ISIS, Lynch added.