In Today's Sandy Hook Report: 'Disturbing' Details
State defends secrecy surrounding probe
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2013 2:10 AM CST
In this Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 photo a police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.    (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks, File)

(Newser) – After repeated delays and criticism of excessive secrecy, Connecticut prosecutors plan to release a report at 3pm today on the probe of last year's Newtown school massacre. The report, which comes almost a year after gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults inside Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life, will summarize the police investigation and is not expected to recommend any criminal charges, reports the Hartford Courant; the Boston Herald adds that officials are warning that it contains disturbing details. The full state police report is thousands of pages long and no date has been set for its release.

Authorities have yet to reveal information including Lanza's mental health records, clues to a motive, or emergency dispatcher recordings, reports the AP, which has been fighting in court to have 911 calls and other evidence released. Investigators have defended the secrecy surrounding the report, saying victims' families have voiced concerns about what can be released publicly—and some have been harassed by conspiracy theorists. Some evidence will never be made public: A state law introduced after the massacre exempts homicide crime scene photos from freedom-of-information laws if they can be considered an invasion of the privacy of surviving family members.

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Maxx Traxx
Nov 26, 2013 12:07 PM CST
There is no reason not to release, typical government control...It is not the guns as the last 10 or so shooting have been from unstable people, a break down in mental health and mostly stolen guns. ban guns and only the criminals have them. If you are deemed nuts you need to be on a watchlist.
old_guy
Nov 25, 2013 4:19 PM CST
What continues to surprise me daily is the News Media buying into this “privacy” thing that is getting more restrictive everyday soon there won’t be any news in the printed news at all and I see no reason to purchase a newspaper just to read how something happened but due to privacy issues we can’t report on it.
WLeoB
Nov 25, 2013 3:45 PM CST
1. Just so much BS! This information SHOULD be available to the public! 2. The truth: A liberal loving mother knew for YEARS what she SHOULD have done: Commit the idiot son to an institution. Her distorted love cost so many innocent lives. 3. This WACKO, probably killed many innocent children because: a) The school is a safety zone = NOBODY can kill you. He may have been crazy, but he wasn't stupid! b) Not ONE administrator OR teacher had a FIREARM to protect those innocent children! 4. Parents that give a SH*T about their loved ones would REQUIRE that teachers CARRY in the classroom! 5. If only ONE administrator or teacher had a FIREARM the gene pool would have been improved by removing this unstable idiot from it! The same goes for that idiot out west! 6. Hey, low IQ Tom Brocaw, Katie Kouric, Barbara Streistand and our lobotomy candidate president: WHY do you think these unstable idiots FOCUS on schools or theaters? There are no guns there,eh? Duh? Peace.