Malloy Signs Arrest Records LawPosted: July 7, 2015
Kudos to Governor Dannell P. Malloy for signing Public Act 15-164, which makes arrest records public. (Click here for a summary of the act.) The act reverses the Connecticut Supreme Court’s unfortunate decision in Comm’r of Public Safety v. Freedom of Information Comm’n, 312 Conn. 513 (2014), which rejected the Freedom of Information Commission’s two-decade old interpretation of the state’s open government law as requiring public access to arrest records. Christine Stuart has more on this important development over at the CT News Junkie.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, I’m reposting a little musical ditty I wrote about the FOIA a few years back. Enjoy!