Who made the state police king? Why do they continue to drag their feet in releasing a final report on the investigation into the devastating Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School? Who gave that agency the authority to decide what the public should know and when they should know it? …
The Courant discovered that [the governor’s] staff worked behind closed doors, contrary to usual procedure, with legislative leaders and the chief state’s attorney’s office to prepare legislation that would keep a broad swath of normally available information about Sandy Hook secret forever unless relatives of victims ask for its release.
The bill hasn’t been voted on, and leading lawmakers won’t say whether or when it will be.
The penchant for secrecy displayed by the state police, the governor and legislative leaders is deeply troubling. It’s obvious they don’t trust the public.