Seized evidence should not be kept secret – Connecticut Mirror

03/11/19 – By Michael Savino The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information advocates, on behalf of the news media and other open government advocates, to preserve the public’s right to know through Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act. Our organization has Continue reading Seized evidence should not be kept secret – Connecticut Mirror

Bill would allow too much police secrecy – The Day of New London

03/10/19 – By The Day Editorial Board Imagine that the son of a local politician is arrested on charges that the business he operates is a front for illegal drugs sales. In ferreting out the alleged illegal operation, police execute Continue reading Bill would allow too much police secrecy – The Day of New London

Editorial: Police investigations are, and must remain, public – Hartford Courant

03/10/19 – By Editorial The Connecticut Supreme Court got it right in October when it ruled that documents seized in the course of a police investigation are public. But now, a bill in the legislature would put a cloak over such documents and Continue reading Editorial: Police investigations are, and must remain, public – Hartford Courant

Transparency helps public understand actions of police – Meriden Record-Journal

03/08/19 – Editorial A proposed bill seeking an exemption from state Freedom of Information laws would greatly hinder the public’s right to know. In the interests of transparency it should not move forward. (Read More)

Top prosecutor says bill that would have kept Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s writings secret is needed to protect privacy rights – Hartford Courant

03/06/19 – by Dave Altimari Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane told legislators Wednesday he was surprised the state Supreme Court released Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s private documents and that a new bill he champions is needed to protect the Continue reading Top prosecutor says bill that would have kept Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s writings secret is needed to protect privacy rights – Hartford Courant

Bill would expand police secrecy – CTPost

03/06/19 – By Ken Dixon HARTFORD — A battle broke out Wednesday between law enforcement officials who want to expand their secrecy protections and those promoting the public’s right to open records and government transparency, over controversial legislation that would Continue reading Bill would expand police secrecy – CTPost