The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled on Sept. 25, 2013, the 911 tapes from the horrific Sandy Hook elementary school shooting must be released by Newtown Police, according to NBC News.
Prior to the ruling, investigators refused to release the audio citing a new state law that prohibits the release of certain information during an ongoing investigation, reports NBC.
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According to NBC affiliate WVIT, during a hearing regarding the recordings, it was determined that the new law, created in response to the brutal shooting, does not protect 911 calls.
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On Dec. 14, 2012, at around 9:41 a.m., Adam Lanza, 20, entered Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown and gunned down 20 first-graders and six women who worked there. The weapons he used belonged to his mother, Nancy Lanza, who obtained them legally, according to law enforcement.
Authorities determined that Nancy was shot by Adam four times in the head, while still in bed. He reportedly then took her car, drove to the school with three of her guns and began his rampage.
WVIT reports investigators plan to appeal the Commission’s ruling.
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