Newtown school shooting 911 calls reveal a mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots from the assailant are heard in the background, audio recordings released on Dec. 4 reveal.
Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, released recordings of 911 emergency phone calls from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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From CT News Junkie: A task force weighing the privacy rights of crime victims against open access to public records under the Freedom of Information Act will have its third and final public hearing Wednesday morning in the Legislative Office Building.
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From Appealing Brief: Only days before the end of the 2013 legislative session last June, someone (apparently a Fox News reporter) started a false rumor that documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was going to make a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request for graphic crime scene photographs of the Sandy Hook massacre and then splash those photographs all over the Internet or movie screens. Michael Moore never made any such request and he never had any intention of making such a request. […]
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From The Republic: HARTFORD, Connecticut — Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission is meeting this week to consider whether recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting should be made public.
An attorney for the commission who heard a challenge from The Associated Press recommended earlier this month that the recordings be released.
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From NewsTimes.com: DANBURY — The state prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the Sandy School Elementary School shooting is objecting to a recommendation by a state Freedom of Information Commission attorney to make recordings of 911 calls from inside the school public.
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From NewsTimes.com: Three advocates of open government and three investigative journalists were honored recently by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information at its annual meeting in Hartford.
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