Conn. State Lawyer Recommends Releasing Newtown 911 Tapes

Works with state's Freedom of Information Commission


HARTFORD, Conn. — An attorney with Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission has recommended the release of 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, siding with The Associated Press in a dispute over records withheld by investigators.

The full, nine-member commission is to hold a Sept. 25 hearing before issuing its final decision on whether the recordings should be handed over to the AP.

Mark Dupuis, a spokesman for the state's Division of Criminal Justice, said its attorneys would argue against the release.

The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed 20 first-grade children and six women inside the school in Newtown with a semi-automatic rifle on Dec. 14. He also killed his mother inside their Newtown home before driving to the school and killed himself as police arrived.