Some comments from Kevin Harris, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's spokesman, courtesy of Sun reporter Yvonne Wenger:
"That's one of the things she's been speaking with civil leaders about, speaking with people from the legal profession about the need to have a prominent voice in this discussion, this debate, to tell people about how the process works, make sure they understand these are the steps that are necessary."
"BPD is in communication with the states attorney's office, various entities like the Department of Justice. What we are doing Friday is the same thing we've been doing this entire process,which is as soon as we're able to release information that does not undermine the investigation, we want to release that information as soon as possible.
"The conversation that's happening now, is what can we do on Friday, how much can we release. The mayor's desire is to put out as much information as possible, but again in a way that doesn't undermine the investigation.
"To be able to do that we have to work with our partners so that the process is followed. What she's hoping for Friday is to be able to turn over a solid and thorough investigation to the state's attorney's office but also to be able to share any additional facts and details to the public that could shine some light on this.
"We don't know yet how far we'll be able to go or how much we'll be able to do, but that is our hope."