Connecticut Lawmaker Calls for More Privacy for Victims

By DAVE COLLINS | September 20, 2013

A member of a Connecticut crime records task force is urging the group to consider how victims and their families are traumatized by crime videos and photos that are posted on the Internet.

Hartford state Rep. Angel Arce told the panel Wednesday about his father being critically injured and later dying after a hit-an-run accident in 2008. He said his family is upset that surveillance camera videos of the accident are all over the Web.

The Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know was set up in response to public records requests related to the Newtown school shootings that killed 20 first-graders and six adults in December.

The panel will be giving recommendations to lawmakers on how to balance privacy and the public’s right to know.

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