HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dispute over the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is shaping up as a test of a new Connecticut law that prevents public release of certain records in homicide cases.
The Associated Press is challenging the refusal by investigators to release the tapes from the Dec. 14 shooting. A hearing officer for Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission has recommended that the tapes be released, and the full commission is meeting Wednesday to consider the case.
The hearing officer noted the new law, adopted in response to the massacre, does not shield 911 calls.
But the prosecutor leading the investigation has argued that certain content of 911 calls could be protected under the law.
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