Judge Orders Release of Newtown 911 Tapes

Nov 26, 2013

The Associated Press is reporting that a state court judge has ordered the release of 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. But the tapes won't be immediately unsealed.

According to the AP, the state's Freedom of Information Commission had already ordered the release of the tapes.  That decision was appealed by Stephen Sedensky III, the state prosecutor who investigated the case.  Now, Sedensky has until next week to appeal the ruling of New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott.

The Associated Press sought the records to examine police response to the massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead. Sedensky had urged the judge to consider the anguish that releasing the tapes could cause for victims' families.