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Sixty-six members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus have signed onto a letter urging Nashville Police to release the manifesto of Audrey Hale, the transgender shooter who killed three students and three staff members at the Covenant School in March.
In a letter sent to Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake on Monday, the caucus thanked him and his fellow officers for their quick response to the scene.
“As you know, Governor Bill Lee has called upon the General Assembly to consider public safety legislation in response to these events in an extraordinary session scheduled for Aug. 21. In order for this special session to be successful, it is paramount we understand the behavior and motives of the Covenant School perpetrator,” the letter stated.
“We respectfully request the release of the perpetrator’s writings as well as relevant medical records and toxicology reports.
“We are united in our shared common goal and duty to protect the safety and well-being of Tennesseans. The release of these records is critical to the General Assembly’s ability to construct effective solutions that can prevent future acts of violence. The citizens of this state and their elected representatives must have adequate time to review the,” the letter concluded. “We appreciate your efforts to fulfill our request.”
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