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Q: I would like to know how to obtain the 911 tape recordings for our defense
A: You should request a copy from the police department that responded. If they do not voluntarily give it to you, then you can subpoena
the recording. In order to subpoena the recording, you can visit the court clerk where the lawsuit was filed and ask for a subpoena form which you fill out and send to the police department. I'd be surprised if it would come to that, however. The police department would likely help you in obtaining the recording if you just ask.
You should note that you'll need a witness, however, who can authenticate the recording in court. In other words, you can't just had the judge a recording and tell him that it's the 911 recording that you made. He can't just take your word for it (and you can't really say what it is anyway, since you don't have it). A witness who had the recording needs to testify that the recording is what you claim it to be. So, you may need to request a witness, or subpoena a witness who can testify as to the recording's authenticity.
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