POLL: Park, slain trainer's family want video suppressed

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— Seaworld and the family of a trainer slain by a killer whale want to suppress video footage of the attack.

Dawn Brancheau was killed two weeks ago after being thrashed underwater before a horrified audience.

SeaWorld's cameras recorded the death, and the tapes were voluntarily turned over to law enforcement.

Once the Orange County Sheriff's Office concludes its investigation, the material would become public under Florida law.

Brancheau's family said Monday through a spokesman that public airing of the killing would only worsen their grief.

They could seek a court injunction to stop the release, at least temporarily. The family has been consulting the lawyer who represented Dale Earnhardt's widow in a court fight over his autopsy photos.

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