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Prosecutor seeks to block Conn. 911 tape release

October 30, 2013
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) —

The prosecutor leading the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is asking a Connecticut court to stay an order by the Freedom of Information Commission to release 911 tapes from last year's shooting.

Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III filed an application Wednesday.

The FOI commission last month ruled in favor of The Associated Press, which sought access to the recordings. If they're released, AP would determine whether any content meets the news cooperative's publication standards.

Sedensky said the stay would ensure his appeal of the FOI's decision is not rendered moot; records of child abuse are not unlawfully disclosed; victims and witnesses are not intimated; and statements of victims and witnesses are not released.

Twenty first graders and six educators were killed in the Dec. 14 shooting.



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