Task Force on Victim's Privacy and the Public's Right to Know http://wshu.org en Conn. lawmakers consider loosening tough restriction on crime scene pictures and audio http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-consider-loosening-tough-restriction-crime-scene-pictures-and-audio <p style="line-height: 150%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Some Connecticut lawmakers say they are struggling over whether to support proposed legislation that would limit public access to 911 audio tapes. The legislation would also limit access to crime scene photos and law enforcement audio recordings in homicide cases. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:00:37 +0000 Ebong Udoma 13913 at http://wshu.org Newtown families, Danbury State's Attorney seek to block release of 911 tapes http://wshu.org/post/newtown-families-danbury-states-attorney-seek-block-release-911-tapes <p></p><p>Two family members of Newtown School Shooting victims testified on Wednesday before a Connecticut task force that's exploring the public's right to information versus a victim's right to privacy following a homicide. Both family members urged the task force not to recommend releasing 911 audio tapes from the December 14th shooting.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Meanwhile, Danbury's State's Attorney&nbsp; Stephen Sedensky III&nbsp; asked a Connecticut court on Wednesday to stay an order form the Freedom of Information Commission to release the 911 recordings.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:55:15 +0000 Dan Katz 7592 at http://wshu.org Newtown families, Danbury State's Attorney seek to block release of 911 tapes Hearing on victim privacy showcases debate over the release of crime scene evidence http://wshu.org/post/hearing-victim-privacy-showcases-debate-over-release-crime-scene-evidence <p>A Connecticut task force reviewing ways to balance victims&#39; privacy with the state&#39;s open records law held its third public hearing in Hartford on Wednesday.</p><p>Representatives of the Media urged the task force not to clamp down on information related to crime scenes, saying the public has a right to know what happened and how police handle incidents.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:24:04 +0000 Dan Katz 6861 at http://wshu.org