Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink is finally getting ready to announce whether or not the Columbine evidence will be released to the public…
A long-awaited decision on whether to release Columbine materials to the public that have been suppressed since the 1999 high school shootings will be made shortly.
Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink wrote a letter to victims’ families dated Thursday thanking them for their “willingness to share your concerns and suggestions on whether or not to allow inspection of certain Columbine records by the public.”
Among the materials yet to be publicly released are the so-called “basement tapes” made by killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in which they brandish weapons and boast about their upcoming rampage at Columbine High School.
In the letter, obtained by The Denver Post, Mink does not say what the decision will be but does say “barring any unforeseen delays, my office will announce its intent and file with the Jefferson County District Court in the coming days.”
It’s only been since last November that the Colorado Supreme Court ruled the materials could be released. It’s now seven months later and seven years since Columbine. Why so long? And will Mink even decide to release the tapes? If he doesn’t it will just add more speculation that he’s trying to hide something.