freedom of information http://wamc.org en Conn. Newspapers: Police Flouting FOI Laws http://wamc.org/post/conn-newspapers-police-flouting-foi-laws <p>Three newspapers in Connecticut sent reporters to all police departments in the state and found that some of them refused to release documents they're required to disclose under <a href="http://www.ct.gov/foi/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act.</a></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:29:27 +0000 Jim Levulis 86307 at http://wamc.org Conn. Newspapers: Police Flouting FOI Laws Conn. Lawmakers Say They're Struggling With FOI Proposal http://wamc.org/post/conn-lawmakers-say-theyre-struggling-foi-proposal <p>Some Connecticut legislators acknowledge they're struggling over whether to support proposed legislation that would limit public access to 911 audio tapes, additional types of crime scene photos, and law enforcement audio recordings.</p><p>The legislation stems from recommendations of a task force that reviewed ways to balance victim privacy concerns with the public's right to know. The panel was created by the General Assembly last year in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:40:05 +0000 Jim Levulis 85524 at http://wamc.org Conn. Lawmakers Say They're Struggling With FOI Proposal NY handgun licensees can file privacy form http://wamc.org/post/ny-handgun-licensees-can-file-privacy-form <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's licensed handgun owners can keep their information private using a new form from State Police.<br><br>The forms, available online, should be submitted at county offices where pistol owners registered.<br><br>They can exempt their information from the state Freedom of Information Law, which some newspapers have used to identify owners.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:49:50 +0000 Associated Press 58013 at http://wamc.org NY handgun licensees can file privacy form