Check out the winners of the First Pearlman FOI Award

The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG) is pleased to announce that a former state comptroller, a state official, a clinic at Yale Law School and a columnist for The Read More …

Feds conduct wide-ranging criminal investigation of port authority – The Day

08/18/2022 By David Collins A federal grand jury has subpoenaed six years of Connecticut Port Authority records pertaining to a wide-ranging investigation of the quasi-public agency’s business, from its comprehensive Read More …

Adventures In ‘Open’ Government: Derby Needs A FOI Refresher – Valley Independent Sentinel

08/16/2022 By Eugene Driscoll DERBY — Derby government needs to take a refresher course about the Freedom of Information Act. The city also needs to come up with a simple written policy that gives Read More …

Old Saybrook appeals state order to release former cop’s exit interview – New Haven Register

08/14/2022 By Meghan Friedmann A state order for the disclosure of an Old Saybrook police officer’s exit interview is facing a legal challenge. The Old Saybrook Police Department has filed Read More …

Hearst CT investigation: Troopers accused of wrongdoing — including crimes — almost 900 times in 6 years, records show – Connecticut Post

By Bill Cummings 06/08/2022 In recent years, records detailing alleged misconduct by officers of the Connecticut State Police – the state’s largest law enforcement agency – were largely shielded from Read More …

Judge tosses lawsuit about comment on Facebook – Waterbury Republican-American

06/13/2022 By Bruno Matarazzo Jr. Like most Facebook discussions involving politics, it descended quickly into name calling. Unlike most Facebook posts, it ended with a lawsuit. Nine days after the Read More …

State police findings demand greater transparency – New Haven Register

06/12/2022 From the New Haven Register Failing to investigate crimes. Driving while intoxicated. Improper searches. Violating protective orders. These are a few of the misdeeds, some of them criminal in Read More …

Stop letting union contracts override Connecticut’s right-to-know law – Journal Inquirer

By Chris Powell Jun 8, 2022 Government cannot use union contracts with its employees to nullify its basic obligations to the public, a federal appeals court ruled last week in Read More …

Police cite safety for making radio transmissions private – Journal Inquirer

05/15/2022 By Eric Bedner Some local police departments are encrypting their radio communications to prevent the public from listening in, which police say is an effort to keep their officers Read More …