HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut attorney says most of the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims want a recent law barring the release of certain crime records to be expanded to include other materials including 911 audio tapes.
Morgan Rueckert spoke Wednesday before a task force developing recommendations to the General Assembly on balancing victim privacy with the public's right to know. Rueckert said he represents 22 of the 26 families that lost relatives in the Dec. 14 school shooting.
Prosecutors have said they will appeal a recent order by the state Freedom of Information Commission to release the Newtown 911 tapes.
A state law passed in June prevents the release of photos depicting a homicide victim if those records could constitute an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."
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