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

Seized evidence should not be kept secret – Connecticut Mirror

03/11/19 – By Michael Savino The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information advocates, on behalf of the news media and other open government advocates, to preserve the public’s right to know through Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act. Our organization has Continue reading Seized evidence should not be kept secret – Connecticut Mirror

Bill would allow too much police secrecy – The Day of New London

03/10/19 – By The Day Editorial Board Imagine that the son of a local politician is arrested on charges that the business he operates is a front for illegal drugs sales. In ferreting out the alleged illegal operation, police execute Continue reading Bill would allow too much police secrecy – The Day of New London

Editorial: Police investigations are, and must remain, public – Hartford Courant

03/10/19 – By Editorial The Connecticut Supreme Court got it right in October when it ruled that documents seized in the course of a police investigation are public. But now, a bill in the legislature would put a cloak over such documents and Continue reading Editorial: Police investigations are, and must remain, public – Hartford Courant