They won’t releases the tapes because it will show they were looking around the building earlier, in bushes, etc,, for a bomb. They had no idea a truck bomb of that magnitude was coming.
Really, it’s kind of sad that they do a coverup. I for one would accept it and understand it if they just were honest and said the intel had lead them to expect a pipe bomb, or a letter bomb, etc. If law enforcement would simply be brutally honest, they would get far more respect. I know they will then be sued, but winning and keeping the respect of the community is worth paying that price.
I was watching the TV news reports the morning of the bombing.
Eyewitnesses stated that they saw men with FBI jackets searching the perimeters of the Murrah building with dogs BEFORE the bombing.
Another witness said he saw a bomb disposal truck from the Oklahoma City Police Department parked down the street from the Murrah building BEFORE the bombing.