Positions Vary After Newtown FOI Panel’s First Meeting

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Rep. DebraLee Hovey. Hugh McQuaid photo.
Rep. DebraLee Hovey. Hugh McQuaid photo.
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A legislative panel considering privacy and government transparency issues raised by the Newtown shooting began working Thursday with advocates on both sides of the controversial issue favoring very different outcomes.

 

The task force was formed as part of a new law which prevents the public release of any photograph or video recording that portrays the body of a homicide victim. The law also prohibits for one year, the release of certain law enforcement audio recordings like ones describing the bodies of children who were murdered.

 

Families of some of the victims of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre lobbied heavily for the bill late in the legislative session.

 

 

 

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