Freedom of Information Commission rules firefighter Brantley’s firing null and void – New Haven Register

By Ryan Flynn NEW HAVEN >> Aaron Brantley’s dismissal from the city’s fire department has been ruled null and void by the Freedom of Information Commission, due to procedural issues during his termination hearing. The decision was reached in a Continue reading Freedom of Information Commission rules firefighter Brantley’s firing null and void – New Haven Register

FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers – Hartford Courant

By DAVE MORAN HARTFORD — State police must make available to the public personal documents seized from Adam Lanza’s house during the course of the investigation into the 2012 killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary Continue reading FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers – Hartford Courant

Pearlman: Citizens need more information, not less – CTPost.com

Last year, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned some 20 years of Freedom of Information law when it concluded that police departments need only disclose a bare minimum of arrest information (name, address, date, time and charges) pending prosecution. This ruling applies Continue reading Pearlman: Citizens need more information, not less – CTPost.com

Southbury Selectman O’Neill denies FOI violation – Republican American

By Chris Gardner, Republican-American SOUTHBURY — A Freedom of Information complaint that alleges a town selectman threatened to call the police if a man did not leave a room at Town Hall before a meeting in October had its first Continue reading Southbury Selectman O’Neill denies FOI violation – Republican American

Editorial: Government Openness Dealt Another Blow – Hartford Courant

That rumble you hear is Ella T. Grasso turning over in her grave in disgust at the damage today’s public officials are doing to the cherished concept of open government that she and lawmakers of her time bequeathed to the Continue reading Editorial: Government Openness Dealt Another Blow – Hartford Courant

The Wheelhouse Leaves a Paper Trail – WNPR

By Tucker Ives Text messages between members of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s staff pulled back the curtain on the controversial firing of the longtime labor-relations chief. This comes as New Jersey’s “bridgegate” scandal is back in the news, which also featured Continue reading The Wheelhouse Leaves a Paper Trail – WNPR

Open arrest records bill amended – West Hartford News

By Elizabeth Regan ctnewsjunkie.com 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 Continue reading Open arrest records bill amended – West Hartford News

HB 6750 derailed

At the behest of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane, the General Assembly Judiciary Committee has significantly watered down Freedom of Information legislation designed to re-open police investigatory files of arrests. The Government Administration and Elections Committee had adopted a bill Continue reading HB 6750 derailed