Police ordered to release documents in school shooting probe

By The Associated Press  |  Posted May 13th, 2015 @ 4:01pm


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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that State Police must release personal documents seized from Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza's home during the investigation of the December 2012 rampage that left 20 children and six educators dead.

The agency ruled Wednesday in favor of the Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/1huZAxM ).

Efforts by the Courant to obtain the documents since January 2014 have been blocked by the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

The lawyer for the Courant said the documents, including a comic book written by Lanza, were public records partly because of the cost to the state to investigate and significant media coverage.

The attorney representing the state said the items were not public records because they were personal property of the Lanzas seized by warrant during the investigation.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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