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Judge Orders Newtown 911 Tapes Released

Jacqueline Jackson |
November 26, 2013 | 9:01 p.m. PST

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Almost a year after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school  that killed 20 children and 6 adults a judge has ordered the 911 tapes be released to the public.

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Initially Newtown police refused a request from the Associated Press for the records complying with instructions from Stephen Sedensky III who wanted the recordings sealed.

Sedensky insisted that the content of the recordings should be sealed because Lanza's crime amounted to child abuse which would make the information exempt under the FIOA law.

However, after Judge Elliot Prescott reviewed the tapes himself he decided that there was no further reason to dispute the tapes because the information on the calls was public record and subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act.
Prescott's ruling ends the battle for the 911 records and will make them available to the public. Sedensky has until Dec. 4 to comply with the ruling.

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