Connecticut State Police Chides New York Daily News Source for Breaking Promise of Confidentiality

Lieutenant J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police issued a brief statement yesterday in response to a New York Daily News report detailing particulars of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that occurred last December. An anonymous source attending a law enforcement seminar in New York leaked supposed information from the investigation about the shooter, Adam Lanza, claiming that he had a spread sheet filled will data from other mass shootings. The anonymous source called this a "score sheet" and described Lanza as a "deranged gamer" who was trying to meet some kind of high score (you can read that story here).

Lt. Vance does not address any of this, but he does share his disappointment in the anonymous source that leaked this information. He chides that person, noting that families of the victims would be given that information first and not the media.

He also said that the Connecticut State Police only shared information with other law enforcement officials as a way for them to learn from it and deal with any similar situations should they arise.

Finally Lt. Vance says that, "The Connecticut State Police has not and will not speak publicly on the Sandy Hook Investigation, as it is still ongoing and it is the policy of the State Police that no factual information will be distributed until families of the victims have been informed first. The families of the victims continue to be a priority in this investigation and this fact was clearly stated at the seminar. It is unfortunate that someone in attendance chose not to honor Colonel Stebbins' request to respect the families' right to know specifics of the investigation first."

Thanks to PHX Corp. for the link. You can check out the full statement from Lt. Vance here.


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