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FOI And Privacy Panel Faces Deadline

With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assembly.

11/27/2013

A visual representation of audio, called a waveform. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Judge To Hear Sandy Hook 911 Calls Before Ruling On Public Access

A Connecticut judge said Friday that he wants to hear the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret as a state prosecutor and the town of Newtown fight an order to release them.

11/08/2013

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Court Asked To Block Release Of Newtown 911 Tapes

A Connecticut prosecutor is asking a court to block the release of 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as he seeks the reversal of an order from the state’s Freedom of Information Commission.

11/08/2013

US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

Task Force Considers Release Of Sandy Hook Photos, Recordings

Most of the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims want a recent Connecticut law barring the release of certain crime records to be expanded to include other materials including 911 audio tapes, according to an attorney representing 22 of the 26 families who lost relatives in the shooting.

10/16/2013

The Connecticut Supreme Court.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Supreme Court Says Secret Meeting On Lethal Injection Was Illegal

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the state Medical Examining Board held an illegal, five-minute secret meeting in 2009, when it privately discussed an issue related to the state’s lethal injection form of capital punishment.

10/07/2013

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Concerns Expressed About Privacy/Right To Know Balance In New Law

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The president of a Connecticut open government group on Wednesday questioned the makeup of a task force that’s charged with recommending to state lawmakers how to […]

08/21/2013

Families of Newtown shooting victims at the state Capitol, asking legislators to change the law to ensure photos from the school could be kept private, along with recordings of 911 calls and other documents. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Newtown Parents Push To Protect Shooting Records

Family members of the Newtown school shooting victims are making a last-minute appearance at the state Capitol to urge Connecticut legislators to pass a bill that would block the public release of crime scene photos and other records from the massacre.

05/31/2013

Sunlight Foundation

Connecticut Legislature Gets An “A” In Transparency

An analysis by a nonpartisan nonprofit that focuses on making government transparent and accountable is giving the Legislatures in New Hampshire and Connecticut an `A’ grade for how they make legislative information available.

03/11/2013

Report on Bristol Cruiser Crash Concludes No Cover-up

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ A report has concluded that there was no cover-up after an on-duty Bristol police officer suspected of being drunk on the job crashed his cruiser in June. The report released Monday […]

12/28/2010

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