Privacy Panel To Compare Recommendations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)    A task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know is expected to compare some suggested recommendations.

Four members of the group last month submitted ideas on what should be disclosed under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act. The recommendations address images of homicide victims, emergency 911 recordings, death certificates, the identities of witnesses who are minors, and law enforcement records.

The General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research created a comparison chart for the members to consider during a meeting on Tuesday. It marks the group’s final meeting scheduled in December.

The task force was created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. It’s supposed to submit a report to the legislature by Jan. 1 but members might receive more time.

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