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 …

Republican-American publisher accepts freedom of information award – Waterbury Republican-American

06/19/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis WEST HARTFORD — William J. Pape II was honored posthumously by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information on Wednesday with a Lifetime Achievement award Read More …

Contract would limit disclosure of troopers’ personnel files – Associated Press

05/31/19 – By Dave Collins HARTFORD — A proposed new contract for Connecticut State Police includes new restrictions on the public release of information in troopers’ personnel files, drawing concerns Read More …

Ken Dixon: Slamming windows on open government – New Haven Register

05/19/19 – By Ken Dixon Quietly, but surely, lawmakers with “good intentions” want to strip away your right to know. (Read More)

Editorial: Police secrecy bill should be defeated – The Litchfield County Times

03/13/19 – By Hearst Connecticut Media Group Editorial Board The public does not need more secrecy from police. If anything, there should be less. (Read More)

Seized evidence should not be kept secret – Connecticut Mirror

03/11/19 – By Michael Savino The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information advocates, on behalf of the news media and other open government advocates, to preserve the public’s right to Read More …

Bill would allow too much police secrecy – The Day of New London

03/10/19 – By The Day Editorial Board Imagine that the son of a local politician is arrested on charges that the business he operates is a front for illegal drugs Read More …

Editorial: Police investigations are, and must remain, public – Hartford Courant

03/10/19 – By Editorial The Connecticut Supreme Court got it right in October when it ruled that documents seized in the course of a police investigation are public. But now, a bill in Read More …

Transparency helps public understand actions of police – Meriden Record-Journal

03/08/19 – Editorial A proposed bill seeking an exemption from state Freedom of Information laws would greatly hinder the public’s right to know. In the interests of transparency it should Read More …

Top prosecutor says bill that would have kept Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s writings secret is needed to protect privacy rights – Hartford Courant

03/06/19 – by Dave Altimari Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane told legislators Wednesday he was surprised the state Supreme Court released Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s private documents and that Read More …