Judge Orders Release Of Newtown 911 Calls

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sandyhookA Superior Court judge Tuesday ordered the release of the 911 calls made from Sandy Hook Elementary School to Newtown police on the morning of the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings.

New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott, who had listened to the audio recordings Monday, ordered that the tapes be released by Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

The Freedom of Information Commission in September ordered Newtown police to release tapes of 911 calls made from inside the school during the attack that killed 20 first-graders and six educators, ruling unanimously that the calls were not exempt from mandatory disclosure. That decision was made over the objections of Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky II, who appealed the ruling in court and sought a stay of the order to release the tapes.

Prescott on Tuesday denied Sedensky’s motion to stay. Sedensky, in an emailed statement, said he is “reviewing the judge’s decision and once that review is complete will determine what action he will take.” He said the review would be complete prior to the Dec. 4 release date.


By Jenny Wilson, Hartford Courant 

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  • jst

    this judge should not be re elected, press pushing for release, screw the press this was a horrible act, why would anyone want to listen to 911 calls, Yes police should in order to be trained but not general public, bad decision by judge