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 Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act.
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.
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.
January 15, 2013, Albany - Governor Cuomo signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. The legislation includes provisions to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially dangerous mental health patients, and ban high capacity magazines and assault weapons.