In this December 14th, 2012 file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where gunman Adam Lanza open fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, and killed himself as police arrived. The Associated Press says it sought the 911 recordings from that day in part to examine the police response to the shooting.
Danbury state's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III led the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. He says he will not appeal a judge's order to release 911 recordings from the December 14th shooting.
Sedensky had argued that releasing the tapes in this case could harm survivors who deserve special protection and that it would make people reluctant to call 911 for fear of having their cries for help later broadcast by news outlets.
The Connecticut State's Attorney's office is set to release its investigative report Monday afternoon on the Newtown school shooting. WSHU's Craig LeMoult spoke with Jeremy Hobson of NPR's Here & Now about what is expected in the report.
Bill Sherlach (left), husband of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Mary Sherlach, and Nicole Hockley (right), mother of victim Dylan Hockley, speak before the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Hartford, Conn.
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.
Meanwhile, Danbury's State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked a Connecticut court on Wednesday to stay an order form the Freedom of Information Commission to release the 911 recordings.