The FBI has now re-released the transcript from a 911 call made by Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen during the attack on the Pulse nightclub.
Officials caused a backlash earlier by releasing a partial transcript with references to terrorism redacted.
In the call, Mateen pledges allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The Justice Department and FBI said in a statement:
The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter’s interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency, while remaining sensitive to the interests of the surviving victims, their families, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation. We also did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda. Unfortunately, the unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime. As much of this information had been previously reported, we have re-issued the complete transcript to include these references in order to provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.
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