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Victim privacy bill advanced following close vote

A close vote has been taken by a legislative committee on the public's right to know versus victim privacy.  The Government Administration and Elections Committee has voted 8 to 6 to forward a bill to allow limited review of certain crime scene photos and 911 calls. 

 

The bill would also require families of victims to be notified when people ask to view the photos.  This bill and other similar ones being considered were called for by families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

 

Danbury State Senator Mike McLachlan was among the no votes.  He previously said his opposition was to families being contacted each time there is a request from the public to see evidence.