Privacy vs. Right to Know
10:24 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Hearing on victim privacy showcases debate over the release of crime scene evidence

A Connecticut task force reviewing ways to balance victims' privacy with the state's open records law held its third public hearing in Hartford on Wednesday.

Host: Fairfield County Public Radio's Bill Buchner

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.

An attorney representing 22 of the 26 families that lost relatives in the Newtown School Shooting  said his clients want a recent law barring the release of certain crime records to be expanded to include other materials like 911 audio tapes.