A Madison, Wisconsin woman is making headlines after the recording of a 9-1-1 call was released unredacted. The call was placed by Andrea Irwin last month when she became concerned her son was suicidal. Tony Robinson, Irwin’s son, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police several months later.
The call released by the Dane County Public Safety Communications Office included Irwin’s name and home address. Local news outlet Channel 3000 posted the full unedited call on their website after Robinson’s death. Irwin is contending that releasing the call with her name and address unredacted has posed a threat to her personal safety. Dane County officials do not believe that there were direct threats towards Irwin at the time the call was released, and that releasing the call unredacted is within public records law. Dane County did offer Irwin personal protection after she received death threats online following her son’s funeral.