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May 22, 2013 6:17 PM by Associated Press, Posted By: Annie Snead

Bill would block release of some Newtown records

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office and Connecticut's top prosecutor are working privately with state lawmakers to craft legislation that would block the public release of certain records from the Newtown school shooting and possibly other crimes.

Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane said Wednesday officials are trying to address privacy concerns expressed by some Newtown families and come up with legislation that would prevent information such as crime scene photos and possibly tapes of 911 calls from being released.

While Kane acknowledged traditional media outlets typically do not publish gruesome crime scene photos, he said "with the Internet, we're in a whole different era."

Mark Ojakian (oh-JAY'-kee-an) , Malloy's chief of staff, said officials are "exploring ways to respect the families' right to privacy while also respecting the public's right to information."

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