While parents and family want information, the police need to make a thorough investigation using facts collected from untainted witnesses. Withholding critical information insures witnesses' recollections will not be swayed by what others say. That's the way it works in the real world, SpringerTGO. I've posted here before that I just went through a self defense shooting with my best friend. It took 8 1/2 months to complete the investigation and go to the Grand Jury. My friend was never arrested. The GJ no billed the case. The family of the man shot also wanted to know about what was happening with the investigation. They also went to the media. They also introduced false and misleading information in their interviews. This is not CSI television where you get to see the work that goes on behind the scenes as it happens. What the family WANTS is not important to the investigation. The fair and complete investigation IS what's important. You keep saying, "...if you were the parent of the teenager who was killed..." How about the parent of the person claiming self defense? Do they not deserve a fair and thorough investigation without chance of errors being made resulting in a rush to justice. Yes, everyone, what took seconds to happen will take months to resolve.