Friday, March 16, 2012

Litchfield County Times uses FOI request to obtain settlement agreement

The Litchfield County Times on Thursday morning was able to get a copy of a settlement agreement between the town of New Milford and a police officer who was fired and filed a $10 million lawsuit against the town under the Freedom of Information Act, according to Executive Editor Doug Clement.

"The story helped us inform the public that the town did not get taken to the cleaners," Clement says. "Important information for taxpayers -- and, notably, information town officials could not announce, as they are under a gag order."

The County Times received the documents almost immediately after asking for them Thursday, Clement says.
"The mayor of New Milford is pretty savvy," he says. "She was very cooperative."

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