Tuesday, April 14, 2015

COLUMN: On access to police records, the people have compromised too much already

James H. Smith, the president of the 60-year-old nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, says the public has compromised enough on access to police records. Do you agree?

Read his full column here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Arrest Records Bill Stays Alive, Maintains Transparency

By Elizabeth Regan
CT News Junkie

The Government Administration and Elections Committee voted 9-6 Monday in favor of a bill written to nullify a Connecticut Supreme Court decision allowing police to withhold arrest information until criminal prosecutions are completed. The vote sends the bill to the floor of the House for consideration.
The bill, H.B. 6750, supersedes a ruling by the state Supreme Court that allowing police to withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing.

Read more here

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