NOTW reporters tried to access 9/11 phone data -report

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper  reported yesterday that News of the World journalists had  offered to pay a New York police officer to retrieve the private  phone records of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Citing an unidentified source, the newspaper said  journalists had wanted the phone numbers of the dead as well as  details of the calls they had made and received in the days  leading to the attacks.

The police officer, who now works as a private investigator,  said at the time that he would turn down the request because of  “how bad it would look,” the source was quoted as saying.

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