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

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)

Police Secrecy Bill Should Be Defeated – Danbury News-Times

03/06/19 – By Hearst Connecticut Media Group Editorial Board The public does not need more secrecy from police. If anything, there should be less. (Read More)

What Should Remain Public Information In Criminal Investigations? – CTNewsJunkie.com

03/07/19 – By Jack Kramer HARTFORD, CT — Whether the public should have access to all evidence seized in a criminal investigation was the subject of a Judiciary Committee public hearing Wednesday. (Read More)

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

CCFOI statement against sealing criminal records to help people get housing

February 7, 2019 The Honorable Dennis Bradley, Senate Chair The Honorable Brandon McGee, House Chair Housing Committee Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Office Building, Room 2700 Hartford, Connecticut 06106 Dear Chairmen Bradley and McGee, Ranking Members Hwang and Dauphinais, and members Continue reading CCFOI statement against sealing criminal records to help people get housing

Some Democratic candidates sign on to FOI protection pledge – Journal Inquirer

11/01/18 – By Eric Bedner Several Democratic candidates for statewide office have signed a pledge to protect the Freedom of Information Act, but Republican candidates have yet to respond to requests for support. (Read More)