Monday, September 30, 2013

Editorial: State pardons board should meet in public


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s words about open government and secrecy at the Board of Pardons and Paroles sound reasonable at first, but his administration’s actions have not matched the words.
Malloy said Friday that the state pardons board should meet in public, with limited exceptions made for the privacy of crime victims. And that it’s a “balancing act, but more often than not, err on the side of transparency.”

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

FOI Commission orders release of Sandy Hook 911 tapes

The state’s Freedom of Information Commission on Wednesday ordered the release of the 911 tapes from last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ruling in favor of an appeal by The Associated Press for access to records withheld by investigators, according to an AP article.

However, the prosecutor leading the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting said after the ruling that he will ask Connecticut’s courts to block the release of the tapes by filing an appeal of the commission's decision.