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Victim Privacy Panel To Hold 2nd Conn. Hearing

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File photo of a demonstration honoring the lives of those lost in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

File photo of a demonstration honoring the lives of those lost in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The task force created by the Connecticut General Assembly to review victim privacy issues is holding its second public hearing.

The Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to know is scheduled to hear from members of the public on Wednesday about their ideas on ways to balance victims’ privacy concerns with the state’s open records law.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Bridgeport City Hall.

The 17-member task force was created by lawmakers as part of a new law barring the release of photographs, film, video and other images depicting a homicide victim if those records are considered an unwarranted invasion of privacy. Families of the Newtown school shooting victims requested the law.

Members must present their recommendations to lawmakers by Jan. 1.

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