Saturday, April 9, 2016

Court Rules against releasing Sandy Hook Shooter Records - Courant FOIA

New Britain, CT: Judge Carl Schuman  has ruled against the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission,  Dave Altimari, and the Hartford Courant, denying the release of  copies of the records seized from the Lanza Residence currently in the possession of the Connecticut State Police.  The Connecticut State Police had contended the items were exempt as seized property.

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission had ruled that copies of the information held by the State Police was public record, ordering the Connecticut State Police to release copies of the records.  The court ruling reversed the Connecticut Freedom of Information's ruling.

Ultimately, the court ruled that statutes in Connecticut law, "Title 54 act as a shield from public disclosure of all seized property not used in criminal prosecution."

It is anticipated that the decision will be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

This case was covered extensively by this blog, including the latest post here:

The ruling can be viewed in it's entirety here:

Sandy Hook Facts favors the release of all records relevant to the Sandy Hook shooter. 

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