Documents reveal fired Meriden police captain secretly recorded meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

02/09/19 – By Matthew Zabierek MERIDEN — Former police captain Patrick Gaynor, who is contesting his July 2017 termination before the state labor board, could face new discipline if he ultimately gets his job back. (Read More)

Illegally Secret Cop Drug Policy Released – New Haven Independent

02/08/19 – By Christopher Peak Former pot smokers, ravers and drunk drivers are all welcome to join New Haven’s police force. (Read More)

Courant wins top New England FOI award for winning release of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s records – Hartford Courant

02/01/19 – By John Ferraro The Hartford Courant has been awarded a top Freedom of Information award for its successful five-year legal battle to win release of documents seized from the home of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza’s Continue reading Courant wins top New England FOI award for winning release of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s records – Hartford Courant

Board Told To Keep Birks Eval Secret – New Haven Independent

01/30/19 – By Christopher Peak A consultant advised New Haven’s Board of Education not to put any part of the schools superintendent’s upcoming performance review on paper, other than a single summary sheet at the end. (Read More)

Violations, fines pile up due to backlog for public information in CT – CT Post

01/26/19 – By Lisa Backus A Connecticut agency that includes the state police is racking up violations and fines due to a nearly two-year backlog in responding to public information requests. (Read More)

Meriden Staff, Officials to Undergo Training After FOI Ruling – Meriden Record-Journal

01/17/19 – By Matthew Zabierek MERIDEN — The city will offer training on freedom of information compliance to all city boards and commissions next month after the FOI Commission ruled the city’s School Readiness Council violated transparency laws for several Continue reading Meriden Staff, Officials to Undergo Training After FOI Ruling – Meriden Record-Journal

Video shows aftermath of alleged sexual assault by von Keyserling – Greenwich Time

12/16/18 – Staff Reports GREENWICH — Surveillance footage published Sunday reportedly shows the moments after Christopher von Keyserling, a former member of the Representative Town Meeting, allegedly sexually assaulted a town employee. (Read More)

Report: Meriden School Readiness Council violated FOI rules – Meriden Record Journal

12/14/18 – By Matthew Zabierek MERIDEN — A Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer concluded the city’s School Readiness Council violated state transparency laws dating back several years and recommended members of the council complete training on FOI compliance. (Read Continue reading Report: Meriden School Readiness Council violated FOI rules – Meriden Record Journal

Draft FOI decision says Meriden police should release internal affairs reports – Meriden Record-Journal

12/12/18 – By Mike Savino MERIDEN — The police department improperly withheld four internal affairs reports involving former Capt. Patrick Gaynor, according to a Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer. (Read More)

Why the Courant Is Publishing Adam Lanza Documents – Hartford Courant

12/09/18 – Editorial The Courant today is revealing new information about what was in the heart and mind of the most heinous killer in the state’s history, Adam Lanza. In a depraved act of homicidal rage, Lanza wiped out 26 Continue reading Why the Courant Is Publishing Adam Lanza Documents – Hartford Courant