Police Refuse to Say if Accused Troopers Were Disciplined – U.S. News & World Report

08/15/17 – By Dave Collins HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are citing “invasion of privacy” concerns in refusing to release the findings of an internal affairs investigation involving a trooper and two sergeants accused of fabricating charges against Continue reading Police Refuse to Say if Accused Troopers Were Disciplined – U.S. News & World Report

And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

12/21/16 On Dec. 8, recently retired Hartford police officer Sean Spell was arrested and charged with excessive force for his actions last summer. On June 4, police dashboard cameras recorded Spell kicking Emilio Diaz in the head as Diaz lay Continue reading And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

03/13/16 – By Andrew Ragali Three decades ago, lawmakers amended a provision in the state’s freedom of information law to prevent public agencies entering executive session to consult with attorneys on general legal matters. A study of the issue at the Continue reading Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

From the community: Abrams to be Honored to Mark 40th Anniversary of CtFOIA – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — First Amendment scholar and legal activist Floyd Abrams will be honored with the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government’s prestigious Walter Cronkite Freedom of Information Award, it is announced today. The award is part of the organization’s celebration marking Continue reading From the community: Abrams to be Honored to Mark 40th Anniversary of CtFOIA – Hartford Courant

Let the sun shine: Pass Raised Bill 6750 – The Lakeville Journal

By Dan Klau The Connecticut General Assembly held a public hearing last week on Raised Bill 6750, An Act Expanding The Requirement For Disclosure Of Arrest Records During A Pending Prosecution Under The Freedom Of Information Act. The bill seeks to Continue reading Let the sun shine: Pass Raised Bill 6750 – The Lakeville Journal

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Testimony March 2, 2015 – Government Administration and Elections Committee

6905 An Act Concerning the Awarding of costs for appeals under the Freedom of Information Act. Sen. Cassano, Rep. Jutila, Sen. McLachlan, Rep. Smith, Committee members: The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information opposes this bill because it appears to Continue reading Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Testimony March 2, 2015 – Government Administration and Elections Committee

Legislators Urged To Undo Court Ruling That Lets Police Suppress Arrest Details – Hartford Courant

Police departments in Connecticut don’t have to release much information about arrests that they make — not in a timely manner, anyway — and open-government advocates are now saying that legislators need to pass a bill to increase disclosure requirements. Continue reading Legislators Urged To Undo Court Ruling That Lets Police Suppress Arrest Details – Hartford Courant

Release Records Of Famous Killer – Hartford Courant

By Editorial contact the reporter State has no business hiding records of real-life “Arsenic and Old Lace” murderer Amy Archer Gilligan may have murdered dozens a century ago. What’s with the secrecy? It’s absurd for the state to hide the Continue reading Release Records Of Famous Killer – Hartford Courant

A Transparency Advocate’s Legislative Wish List – The Hartford Currant

by Matthew Kauffman I recently obtained an internal email in which a lawyer for a public agency laid out the agency’s strategy for responding to a request for records under the Freedom of Information Act. Step One was identifying the Continue reading A Transparency Advocate’s Legislative Wish List – The Hartford Currant