Connecticut Police Warned About Talking of Massacre
Police in Connecticut have been warned not to discuss details from the massacre that occurred last December at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. Apparently, Connecticut state Governor Dannel Malloy asked that police give fewer public discussions regarding the horrifying case. Lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would hopefully prevent such cases from occurring again.
According to reports, members of legislature and other Connecticut officials were irritated that Colonel Daniel Stebbins recently discussed Sandy Hook at a conference in New Orleans. Apparently, state officials have been having trouble getting Colonel Stebbins and other police officials to release information to them regarding the case; they say they have repeatedly asked for this information so that they may move forward in drafting their proposed legislation.
Newspapers in the state reported Tuesday that the state police had canceled upcoming public discussions about the case.
State police in Connecticut are still working on their final reports from that day, which have not been completed nearly a year since the shootings.
Reports say that Colonel Stebbins apparently spoke in New Orleans of details from the case that Governor Malloy feared victim’s families’ had not heard. Later, Malloy would stand behind Stebbins in light of the Colonel never receiving any disciplinary action involving this statement.
As of now, the state police seem to be cooperating with the Governor in his request for officials to be more discerning when asked to discuss Sandy Hook.
It may be less difficult for officials to close the case and proceed with legislation, were it not still such a mystery in many aspects; there has never been a clear motive given for Adam Lanza’s rampage which took the lives of so many pure and innocent people.