Open arrest records bill amended

HARTFORD >> The head of the state’s Freedom of Information Commission was among those surprised to learn a bill that would make arrest information available to the public was amended Monday by the Judiciary Committee.

Commission Executive Director Colleen Murphy said she was unaware of an amendment that narrowed the scope of information a police department would have to give the public regarding an arrest. She said she was having trouble obtaining a copy of the amendment, which state Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, said was “written on the fly.” [Read More]

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