The Day: Thin excuses for keeping the public in the dark

From the Day, New London 01/22/2023 At a Jan. 3 proceeding conducted by a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer, an attorney for the Connecticut Port Authority was pressed as to why the authority had waited nearly five months Continue reading The Day: Thin excuses for keeping the public in the dark

Wielding FOI Act, columnist Collins made his mark – The Day, New London

By Brian Hallenback 01/21/23 For David Collins, The Day’s columnist, 2022 was a typically impactful year. He weighed in on the Connecticut Port Authority’s role in transforming State Pier in New London, a candidate’s exclusion from an election-season debate and Continue reading Wielding FOI Act, columnist Collins made his mark – The Day, New London

Feds conduct wide-ranging criminal investigation of port authority – The Day

08/18/2022 By David Collins A federal grand jury has subpoenaed six years of Connecticut Port Authority records pertaining to a wide-ranging investigation of the quasi-public agency’s business, from its comprehensive management contract for New London’s State Pier to a communications/marketing Continue reading Feds conduct wide-ranging criminal investigation of port authority – The Day

Adventures In ‘Open’ Government: Derby Needs A FOI Refresher – Valley Independent Sentinel

08/16/2022 By Eugene Driscoll DERBY — Derby government needs to take a refresher course about the Freedom of Information Act. The city also needs to come up with a simple written policy that gives guidance to employees who receive information requests from the public. Continue reading Adventures In ‘Open’ Government: Derby Needs A FOI Refresher – Valley Independent Sentinel

Old Saybrook appeals state order to release former cop’s exit interview – New Haven Register

08/14/2022 By Meghan Friedmann A state order for the disclosure of an Old Saybrook police officer’s exit interview is facing a legal challenge. The Old Saybrook Police Department has filed a complaint in New Britain Superior Court appealing a Freedom Continue reading Old Saybrook appeals state order to release former cop’s exit interview – New Haven Register

Old Saybrook Police Withhold Patrolman’s Exit Interview, Citing ‘Personal Privacy’ of Chief – Connecticut Examiner

07/22/2022 By Emilia Otte OLD SAYBROOK — The state Freedom of Information Commission last week ordered the town’s police department to release the exit interview of former Old Saybrook Patrolman Justin Hanna, but the department has so far declined to Continue reading Old Saybrook Police Withhold Patrolman’s Exit Interview, Citing ‘Personal Privacy’ of Chief – Connecticut Examiner

State police findings demand greater transparency – New Haven Register

06/12/2022From the New Haven Register Failing to investigate crimes. Driving while intoxicated. Improper searches. Violating protective orders. These are a few of the misdeeds, some of them criminal in nature, that Connecticut State Police officers have been found to have Continue reading State police findings demand greater transparency – New Haven Register

Hearst CT investigation: Troopers accused of wrongdoing — including crimes — almost 900 times in 6 years, records show – Connecticut Post

By Bill Cummings06/08/2022 In recent years, records detailing alleged misconduct by officers of the Connecticut State Police – the state’s largest law enforcement agency – were largely shielded from public view. But reforms allowing for greater transparency reveal hundreds of Continue reading Hearst CT investigation: Troopers accused of wrongdoing — including crimes — almost 900 times in 6 years, records show – Connecticut Post