Bridgeport denies request for Negron protest body cam footage – Connecticut Post

08/02/19 – By Brian Lockhart BRIDGEPORT — A previously released video clip of a May confrontation between police officers and protesters is the only recorded footage the city and the Read More …

Westport police violated law, FOI commission rules – Westport News

07/24/19 – By Lynandro Simmons WESTPORT — The police department violated state Freedom of Information law by withholding names from an arrest report, the Freedom of Information Commission recently ruled. Read More …

Dan Haar: An embattled lender takes hope in hidden state documents – The Middletown Press

07/16/19 – By Dan Haar, Editorial A formerly large mortgage lender in a battle with the state Department of Banking says it’s fighting to survive and is buoyed by an Read More …

When it comes to body cam footage, some police come up short – Waterbury Republican-American

07/15/19 – By Jonathan Shugarts WATERBURY — Citizens who seek videos from police body cameras, which state law identifies as public information, may find themselves trapped in a maze of Read More …

New Connecticut laws will increase government transparency – Connecticut Post

07/14/19 – By Ken Dixon A new state law nestled deep in the $43 billion budget legislation will increase government accountability by allowing state watchdogs — and taxpayers — to Read More …

Shelton High probe: Cops wanted charges filed against Smith, Skerritt – Shelton Herald

07/11/19 – By Brian Gioiele SHELTON — Police sought to file charges earlier this year against Shelton High School Principal Beth Smith and Assistant Principal John Skerritt, alleging they responded Read More …

East Windsor officials lift ban barring resident from meetings – Journal Inquirer

07/09/19 – By Anthony Branciforte EAST WINDSOR — One week after issuing a letter banning William Towers from attending Board of Selectmen meetings until the end of the year, First Read More …

East Windsor official seeks to ban resident from town meetings – Journal Inquirer

07/08/19 – By Anthony Branciforte EAST WINDSOR — The town’s lawyer is “looking into” a letter banning a resident from attending Board of Selectmen meetings until the end of the Read More …

Former police chief Matthew Reed has his dream job as an attorney for the Freedom of Information Commission – Waterbury Republican-American

07/07/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis HARTFORD — Matthew Reed sits below a giant poster of the Constitution in his office at the state Freedom of Information Commission in Hartford. Relics Read More …

Defenders of open government and FOI law in Connecticut fear the public’s right to know is being stifled – Waterbury Republican-American

07/07/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis Open government proponents in Connecticut, citing major new barriers to access public records, are concerned that state and local politicians have weakened the Freedom of Read More …