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Bill Requires Police to Release Detailed Arrest Data – The Connecticut Law Tribune

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo The legislature has passed a bill which requires police to release more information to the public about arrests, reversing a 2014 Connecticut Supreme Court decision which limited what police were required to give out while a prosecution is pending. The measure was still awaiting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s signature as of June […]

City Hall Evaluations Shed Little Light – New Haven Independent

By Paul Bass New Haven City Hall — where all the bosses are above average. In every way. At least according to the other bosses who rate them. That’s the upshot of the latest round of annual performance evaluations of top city officials. The evaluations conclude that all 15 officials in question rate as “satisfactory.” […]

Editorial: Reopening Police Records Was Blow Against Secrecy – Hartford Courant

This was one legislative action taken in the dark of night that was welcome. At about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, the final day of the 2015 session, the state Senate gave its unanimous consent to a compromise bill that restores much of the public access to police arrest records lost last year in a brutal state […]

Stamford officials to be schooled on state FOI laws – Stamford Advocate

As part of the fallout from a Freedom of Information complaint against the city, an open-records expert will visit Stamford on Thursday so board and commission members can bone up on their legal responsibilities. Thomas Hennick, a public education officer for the Freedom of Information Commission, will brief city lawmakers and other officials on the […]

FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers – Hartford Courant

By DAVE MORAN HARTFORD — State police must make available to the public personal documents seized from Adam Lanza’s house during the course of the investigation into the 2012 killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state’s Freedom of Information Commission unanimously ruled Wednesday. The ruling came as a […]

See You In Court – May 2015 – JD Supra Business Advisor

Seymour Dollars, the irascible Chairperson of the Nutmeg Board of Finance, gave the Board of Education a very hard time throughout the entire budget process this year. He questioned the Board down to the minutest detail of its budget estimate, and he seemed always to have a better idea about how to run the Nutmeg […]

Cops, courts, prosecutors align to promote secrecy – The Day

By Dick Ahles That awful video of a fleeing suspect being shot eight times in the back by a police officer in South Carolina led directly to the officer being charged with murder. But if it had happened in Connecticut and the police had gotten their hands on the video first, they could have legally […]