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Judge wants to hear 911 calls before ruling on release

A judge says he wants to hear the 911 recordings from Sandy Hook Elementary School before ruling whether they can be released to the media.  The state's Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but a prosecutor has asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

The Judge set a November 25th hearing on whether tapes can be sealed so he can listen to them.


Stephen Sedensky has re-asserted his arguments that releasing them could subject witnesses to harassment from conspiracy theorists and violate survivors who deserve special protection as victims of child abuse.  But an attorney for the Associated Press argued that 911 recordings from the Cheshire home invasion were released about minor children and that wasn't child abuse.


Investigators have not revealed a possible motive, but a report on the shootings is expected to be released before the winter.  Sedensky argued that if the 911 calls are never heard, there will be no public harm. 

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