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Judge orders release of Newtown 911 recordings

A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but the tapes will not be immediately unsealed.

The state's Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott denied his request Tuesday, but the tapes remain sealed until December 4th to give the prosecutor a chance to appeal.  Sedensky said he is reviewing the judge’s decision and will determine what action he will take before the set date.

The AP has sought the recordings in part to examine the police response.  Sedensky urged the judge to consider the anguish releasing the tapes could cause victims' families.

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