State Police have backed out of speaking engagements in Texas and California this week. The conference speeches were about response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A Newtown Police officer will still speak at the Texas conference about their response.
Governor Dannel Malloy's spokesman Andrew Doba said Wednesday that Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian recently asked state police to "take a deliberative approach'' when deciding whether to attend law enforcement conferences and discuss the December tragedy.
State officials had been critical of the speaking engagements when people of Connecticut were not getting the same information because the investigation report has not been completed or released. The Hartford Courant reports that State Police officials have told the Western District Crime Squad to work only on the report and that other officers would take on any new cases in the district.
A full report on the investigation is expected in the fall.