Freedom of Information Commission http://wshu.org en 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