HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is defending efforts to restrict the release of certain public records related to the Newtown school shooting, saying he wants to protect the victims’ families.

Malloy said Friday that “an extraordinary set of circumstances” happened on Dec. 14, when a gunman opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He said there has been “a lot of whacky coverage” on the Internet, referring to online conspiracies about the crime.

A draft bill privately crafted by Malloy’s office, the state’s top prosecutor and legislative leaders would require consent of the Newtown families before records related to the massacre are released. Media groups have voiced concerns.

A final consensus has not been reached about the bill.

Asked if the legislation will further fuel conspiracies, Malloy said, “They’re nuts anyway, okay?”


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live