State police whitewash ‘cover our ass’ scheme – Journal Inquirer

11/11/17 – By Chris Powell Michael Picard is a provocateur in support of gun rights and opposition to drunken-driving checkpoints. Whatever people think of his politics, he has acted within the law, as he did one night in September 2015, Continue reading State police whitewash ‘cover our ass’ scheme – Journal Inquirer

Hearing officer finds City of Meriden violated open records law – Meriden Record-Journal

11/10/17 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The city violated open records laws by failing to release a letter of discipline issued to the city attorney, according to a hearing officer’s report to the Freedom of Information Commission. [Read More]

State To Release Internal Affairs Reports On Troopers In Controversial Videotaped Arrest – Hartford Courant

10/31/17 – By Mikaela Porter Officials said Tuesday they would release portions of internal affairs reports on three state troopers who were videotaped discussing what to charge an East Hartford man protesting a DUI checkpoint in West Hartford in 2015. [Read More]

State troopers exonerated in probe of protester arrest – The Washington Post

10/31/17 – By Dave Collins | AP HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut state police internal affairs investigation has cleared three troopers of wrongdoing in connection with allegations they retaliated against a protester at a sobriety checkpoint by filing bogus criminal Continue reading State troopers exonerated in probe of protester arrest – The Washington Post

Editorial: Don’t Gut CT-N – Hartford Courant

10/30/17 – Editorial The budget passed by the Connecticut General Assembly last week includes a massive cut to the contract for operating the public Connecticut Television Network — a cut that could shutter one of the most reliable and transparent Continue reading Editorial: Don’t Gut CT-N – Hartford Courant

National The Latest: Troopers exonerated in protester confrontation – The Washington Post

10/31/17 – By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — The Latest on an internal affairs investigation of three Connecticut state troopers accused of retaliating against a sobriety checkpoint protester by arresting him on bogus criminal charges (all times local): 12:40 Continue reading National The Latest: Troopers exonerated in protester confrontation – The Washington Post

No agreement on how CT-N will survive budget cut – The CT Mirror

10/27/17 – By Mark Pazniokas The operators of CT-N, the non-profit television network that’s provided a window on Connecticut state government for nearly two decades, failed in a meeting with legislative officials Friday to agree on a way for the Continue reading No agreement on how CT-N will survive budget cut – The CT Mirror

Three West Haven mayoral candidates meet in their first debate – New Haven Register

10/25/17 – By Mark Zaretsky WEST HAVEN — The three candidates for mayor shared the stage at West Haven High School Tuesday night for a mostly civil but occasionally feisty debate on subjects ranging from economic development to fire district Continue reading Three West Haven mayoral candidates meet in their first debate – New Haven Register

Selectman files FOI complaint against tax office – Citizen’s News

10/27/17 – By Elio Gugliotti BEACON FALLS — Republican Selectman Michael Krenesky this month filed a Freedom of Information complaint against the tax office and tax collector claiming the office didn’t deliver information requested on back taxes owed by Selectman Continue reading Selectman files FOI complaint against tax office – Citizen’s News

Judge Rescinds Protective Order in State Police Assault Case – Hartford Courant

10/20/17 – By Dave Altimari A Superior Court judge on Friday rescinded a protective order that sealed the internal affairs reports of two state troopers who were fired after they were charged by Wethersfield police with kidnapping and assaulting a Continue reading Judge Rescinds Protective Order in State Police Assault Case – Hartford Courant