Police Announce Manifesto Of Nashville Transgender Mass Killer Won't Be Released Soon

The release of transgender mass killer Audrey Hale's manifesto has been put on hold.

The Nashville Police Department had previously told Fox News Digital last week the manifesto was being revealed and would be released. People are interested to see what drove Hale to murder six innocent people, including three children, at the Covenant School in late March.

Now, it appears that the process has hit a roadblock.

Metro Nashville PD announced Wednesday afternoon that "Due to pending litigation filed this week, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has been advised by counsel to hold in abeyance the release of records related to the shooting at The Covenant School pending orders or direction of the court."

The update is in response to a lawsuit filed by former Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and the Tennessee Firearms Association against the Nashville city government and the police to release the manifesto, according to TimeFreePress.com.

As of early May, the public still doesn't have any idea what is in the manifesto.

People continue to demand the release of Audrey Hale's manifesto.

It's been more than a month since Audrey Hale walked into the Covenant School to unleash her rampage of terror against children and staffers.

Despite the significant time that has passed, government officials have seemingly dragged their feet to make sure the manifesto doesn't come out. For most of the time, it appeared that Hale's writings would never be released.

Metro Nashville Council Member Courtney Johnston previously told the New York Post, “What I was told is, her manifesto was a blueprint on total destruction, and it was so, so detailed at the level of what she had planned … That document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous.”

Then, the police indicated it would be and now it's back on ice in response to a lawsuit to make it public. At this point, the only way for people to trust the process is to release it. It's not the government's job to determine what is for public consumption.

Plus, as I wrote previously, if Audrey Hale wore a MAGA hat during her rampage, all her life details would have immediately become public. Instead, there's been next to no movement on the release of the manifesto.

It's also interesting to note it was initially framed that it was on the FBI to release it. Now, Nashville police are making it clear it's ultimately on them. For the sake of trust in the process, Audrey Hale's manifesto must come out. The longer it doesn't the more conspiracy theories and distrust will be planted and grow. Release it ASAP without any redactions.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.