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Mon May 26, 2014
Report: Hamden Police Records Still Not Available
Seven of eight Connecticut police departments that three newspapers say refused to release documents required by state law have improved their access to arrest information.
Reporters at the Register, The Middletown Press, and The Register Citizen visited all 92 municipal police departments and eleven state police troops in March to check compliance with Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act. Five municipal police departments and one state police troop failed the initial test, providing no arrest information at the time of the visit.
Hamden and Redding each got a "D" because some arrest information was available online or emailed to reporters, but not provided at the department.