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Restore public accountability over Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies

The current version of a bill regulating the disclosure of police arrest records would permit Connecticut law enforcement agencies to keep secret virtually any information they choose with regard to the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Passage of the bill in this form would engender more public mistrust in law enforcement and feed the widely-held perception, particularly in minority communities, of official government cover-ups of police misconduct.