Posts For Category: "House Bill 6750"

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Let Police Decide What Public Should Know – Hartford Courant Editorial

The cause of open government in Connecticut has taken extraordinarily hard knocks of late, undermining this state’s once-sterling reputation nationally for valuing openness and promoting the free flow of information. One of the hardest was a disappointing state Supreme Court ruling last year that severely limits the amount of information that local police departments and […]

Legislators Urged To Undo Court Ruling That Lets Police Suppress Arrest Details – Hartford Courant

Police departments in Connecticut don’t have to release much information about arrests that they make — not in a timely manner, anyway — and open-government advocates are now saying that legislators need to pass a bill to increase disclosure requirements. While some police chiefs see a value in explaining the circumstances under which people are […]