Treat Police, Public Equally and Release Arrest Report – The Day

09/26/16 – Editorial Police officers facing criminal charges should not receive special treatment not otherwise provided the public, yet special treatment is exactly what appears to be happening in the case of North Stonington Resident State Trooper David F. Greene. Continue reading Treat Police, Public Equally and Release Arrest Report – The Day

Bring Sunshine Back to Connecticut Law Enforcement – New England First Amendment Coalition

By James H. Smith The sun isn’t shining brightly on law enforcement action in Connecticut. The sun did shine one day last month on the State Legislature with testimony on a bill that would open up criminal investigations more to Continue reading Bring Sunshine Back to Connecticut Law Enforcement – New England First Amendment Coalition

Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Mitchell W. Pearlman, of Glastonbury, probably knows as much about open government as anyone. He has served as director of both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Office of State Ethics. He has taught, lectured and written extensively Continue reading Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records – CTNewsJunkie.com

Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision. The bill before the legislature, H.B. 6750, would require police to Continue reading Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records – CTNewsJunkie.com

Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Editorial: It’s in the public’s welfare to have information on crimes in communities. A state with the nickname of Corrupticut should think hard about the wisdom of leaving entirely up to police whether to release important arrest records while a Continue reading Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Don’t Let Police Decide What Public Should Know – Hartford Courant Editorial

The cause of open government in Connecticut has taken extraordinarily hard knocks of late, undermining this state’s once-sterling reputation nationally for valuing openness and promoting the free flow of information. One of the hardest was a disappointing state Supreme Court Continue reading Don’t Let Police Decide What Public Should Know – Hartford Courant Editorial

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

Tighter Rules OK’d On Public’s Access To Crime Records – Courant.com

By DANIELA ALTIMARI, altimari@courant.com The Hartford Courant 6:53 p.m. EDT, April 1, 2014 HARTFORD — The stage is set for a showdown at the General Assembly on crime victim privacy and the public’s right to know.   On Tuesday, the Continue reading Tighter Rules OK’d On Public’s Access To Crime Records – Courant.com