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Connecticut Supreme Court (Judicial Department Website)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether police can withhold arrest reports from the public while prosecutions are pending and issue only press releases.

Journalists say the case is critical for reporters’ ability to get arrest reports quickly, and for the public’s right to know how their police departments operate. The court is set to hear the case Thursday.

The case began in 2008 when the New Haven Register requested a state police report on the arrest of a man in a Derby assault case. Police said the report was exempt from disclosure and gave the newspaper a press release instead.

The state Freedom of Information Commission ruled against state police, but a state judge and the state Appellate Court found in state police’s favor.

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