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article imageLawyer says FBI edited security tapes from Oklahoma bombing

By Andrew Moran     Sep 28, 2009 in Crime
According to reports, Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue is claiming the FBI edited some security camera videotapes on the morning of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Jesse Trentadue, an attorney based in Utah, believes the FBI edited security camera videotapes before releasing them to him, according to News Oklahoma.
On Sunday, Trentadue told the Associated Press four cameras in four different locations blanked out simultaneously on the morning of April 9, 1995 and said “there’s no such as a coincidence.”
None of the recordings show the bomb going off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building at 9:02 a.m. Some recordings show the truck exploding, while others do not. Trentadue went on to further explain, “The interesting thing is they spring back on after 9:02. The absence of footage from these crucial time intervals is evidence that there is something there that the FBI doesn’t want anybody to see. The real story is what's missing.”
In the past, the FBI has refused to release the recordings, which led Trentadue and others to contend the FBI was indeed hiding something. But after lawsuits and a few years, they were finally ordered to release them to the general public.
Trentadue is conducting a personal investigation into the bombings that killed 168 people and wounded hundreds more. Trentadue also made similar statements to The Oklahoman before giving others copies of the security footage because of its historical value. The Salt Lake City lawyer began inquiries into the bombing after his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, passed away in August 1995 at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center.
Trentadue also alleges guards mistook his brother as a suspect and beat him to death, even though he was not a suspect. The official autopsy of his brother is suicide, however, his body does contain 41 wounds and bruises.
In 2001, a judge ordered the government to award Kenneth’s family $1.1 million due to extreme emotional distress.
Trentadue was given 30 tapes and images that helped to convict Timothy McVeigh but he is seeking more recordings, images and bomb-related documents.
In June, he requested 26 CIA documents but was denied because of a threat to national security, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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