Judge Orders Sandy Hook 911 Calls Released

Must be made public by Dec. 4


A Connecticut judge Tuesday ordered Newtown police to release the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The recordings must be made public by Dec. 4, Superior Judge Eliot Prescott said in a 33-page decision rejecting arguments by Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky that the calls may cause emotional harm to survivors and victims' families.

The calls from inside the school include two gunshots but no graphic sounds from victims during the Dec. 14 carnage, which killed 20 first-graders and six educators, sources have told the Danbury News Times.

Sedensky said he will review Prescott's decision to determine whether to appeal.

In September, the state's Freedom of Information Commission unanimously ruled that Newtown police must give the audio to the Associated Press.