Final Azana Spa shooting report expected to go public today

CREATED Feb 28, 2013

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BROOKFIELD - Sources say Brookfield Police are expected to release the final report into the Azana Spa shooting at noon on Friday.

Soon after Elvin Daniel lost his sister Zina in a mass shooting on October 21, he says police promised him a chance to review records from that day before they were made public.

Now Daniel says Brookfield has gone back on its word.

Daniel told TODAY'S TMJ4 he received a phone call Thursday afternoon from a social worker for the City of Brookfield who said he would have to wait until the reports were made public and released to the media Friday.

"They promised me," Daniel said in a phone call from near his home in Northern Illinois.

According to Daniel, Brookfield Police were going to offer him a chance to review the reports in private, so the he would not have to hear about them for the first time through the media.

Officials and attorneys for the City of Brookfield have spent months reviewing hundreds of pages of documents and an unknown number of recordings.

Police chief Daniel Tsuhaus would not comment on any promises made to the Daniel family or why they were broken.

He insisted his department's handling of the records is consistent with the law.

"We are meeting the law," Tsuhaus said. "It's been vetted through our city attorney's office and the process is that, that, that we've gone through the balancing test and we are following the Wisconsin state statutes."

For comparison, Oak Creek police met with the families of victims before releasing records of the August shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

Counselors were present as family members watched dashboard camera recordings and heard details of police reports.