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‘They are trying to keep a lid on this:’ Smoking gun document among items suppressed at FOI hearing on hidden records about a police-involved shooting

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By andy thibault

CT Freedom of Information case 2013-775

ISAAC AVILUCEA, ANDY THIBAULT, REGISTER CITIZEN V. CT STATE POLICE

Hearing conducted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Hartford

Around the time of a police-involved shooting at the Interlaken Inn in Salisbury, a state police source said: “They are trying to keep a lid on this.”

A state police report was available the night of the incident, Nov. 16, 2013.

Information about the case was requested multiple times by The Register Citizen beginning on Nov. 22, 2013.

State police finally produced the report sometime after April 10, 2014.

Connecticut’s FOI law demands prompt production of documents. Generally, …read more