FOI Commission admonishes municipalities for illegal meetings, illegal fees – Hartford Courant

11/15/18 – By Matthew Kauffman Shortly after the Bridgeport City Council’s budget committee opened its meeting last May, Councilwoman Jeannette Herron took up the first order of business with a directive to members of the public. (Read More)

FOI Commission rules Connecticut’s incentive offer to Amazon is a trade secret – Meriden Record-Journal

11/13/18 – By Matthew Zabierek The Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the state is not required to disclose tax incentives offered as part of its failed bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. (Read More)

Unlike Republicans, Democrats Sign FOI Act Pledge – Waterbury Republican-American

11/01/18 – By Paul Hughes HARTFORD — Democratic candidates for statewide offices signed a pledge to support open government laws that their Republican counterparts have yet to sign, the Connecticut Council on the Freedom of Information reported Wednesday. (Read More)

State Will Not Appeal Supreme Court Ruling Ordering Release Of Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza’s Records – The Hartford Courant

10/30/18 – By Dave Altimari State officials said Tuesday that they will not appeal the recent Supreme Courtdecision ordering the public release of documents and journals belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza. (Read More)

Derby Cop Had ‘Extensive’ Disciplinary History Before Quitting, IA Report Shows – Valley Independent Sentinel

11/24/18 – By Eugene Driscoll A Derby police officer who resigned earlier this year after allegedly attacking his girlfriend had been the subject of seven previous disciplinary actions, including one incident that saw him suspended for 45 days. (Read More)

Sandy Hook shooter’s writings and belongings must be released to public, court rules – CBS News

10/23/18 – The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Continue reading Sandy Hook shooter’s writings and belongings must be released to public, court rules – CBS News

Hearing Officer: Derby Violated FOI Act – Valley Independent Sentinel

09/26/18 – By Eugene Driscoll A hearing officer with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission determined the Derby Police Department and the City of Derby violated state open government laws by refusing to release an internal affairs report because the Continue reading Hearing Officer: Derby Violated FOI Act – Valley Independent Sentinel

FOIC orders Cheshire to release redacted internal affairs report – Record-Journal

09/26/18 – By Jesse Buchanan HARTFORD — The Freedom of Information Commission unanimously adopted a hearing officer’s recommendation that the town release a police internal affairs report. (Read More)

Police, Court Officials Won’t Identify Middletown Murder Victim, But Sources And Documents Say She’s A Hartford Teacher – Hartford Courant

Police and court officials have said they cannot release the name of the Middletown woman killed Sept. 8 because of a state statute that requires them to protect the names of victims of other crimes. (Read More)

Psst! Did Ed Board Flunk FOI Class? – New Haven Independent

09/24/18 -By Christopher Peak The Board of Education may have violated the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act —  right in the middle of a workshop on how to follow that law. (Read More)