Published on March 25th, 2013 | by Kennedy Ray16
Sandy Hook Warrants Unsealed
The Sandy Hook Warrants will most likely be unsealed this week. Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. stated that the search warrants in the Sandy Hook school shooting will be released this week, after legislative leaders seek to review the documents before finishing work on a bipartisan bill that addresses gun control and other issues related to the shooting.
UPDATE: Lanza Search Warrants PDF Files & Item List
Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky met with Democratic and Republican leaders on Friday. He communicated that the search warrants, which includes a documented inventory of property seized, will most likely be released Thursday, 28th of March.
Sandy Hook Warrants
Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. stated that he expects those documents to include warrants to search the Black Honda that was allegedly used by Adam Lanza, and a search warrant for the home of his mother, Nancy Lanza.
“While it’s my personal belief that we will not see information that will measurably change the tenor of our negotiations or the issues that we’re focused on, the idea that there might even be a tiny chance that there would be new information that could impact on our policy was enough for folks to say, ‘Look, let’s wait a couple of days and see the warrants and the releases’”
State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky objected to a move by The News-Times of Danbury, joined by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press and Gannett Westchester newspapers who asked a Connecticut Superior Court judge to unseal search warrants and all related court records in the Sandy Hook School massacre. Sedensky said the request to intervene is premature because the state hasn’t filed any further requests. (Read More)
Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr.and several other Lawmakers, voiced their concern that Col. Daniel Stebbins had disclosed details of the case at law enforcement seminar in New Orleans. Stebbins discussed evidence that suggested Lanza studied other mass slayings and dedicated extensive planning to the massacre.
House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., stated that legislators had asked various times without success for information from the Connecticut State Police investigation that would help them craft a legislative response to the Sandy Hook Shooting that addresses gun violence, school security and mental health. Lawrence Cafero Jr. called it “really galling” to read an account in the New York Daily News of comments Col. Daniel Stebbins made to “strangers in our state.”
“I believe the state police are now obligated to brief us, given that much of what was exchanged at the New Orleans conference wound up in the press,” Cafero said in a statement released Wednesday. “We don’t have the benefit of potentially critical information that was obtained somehow by the media.”
State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, R-Monroe, joined House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams Jr. in criticizing State Police Col. Danny R. Stebbins.
“We have asked, all of us, on several occasions that, `We don’t want to compromise the investigation, but can you give us some information that would be helpful, given the task that we’re about to undertake?’ ” Cafero said “And when you pick up the Daily News and read that information like (that) which we were requesting, was being shared with — albeit law enforcements officers — but strangers to our state, for lack of a better term, that is really galling.”
Senate President Donald E. Williams stated:
“I certainly believe that any information that the state police have, that would not adversely affect any prosecution that they’re considering, should be released for everyone’s greater understanding of that terrible crime”
Sedensky will decide what information should and should not be kept secret in the Sandy Hook Warrants, pending the active investigation that is expected to last into June. Several newspapers and the Associated Press said that disclosing the records would be unlikely to jeopardize the investigation, noting that no arrests were anticipated.
Sandy Hook Commission Interim Report 2013.03.18 (Read more)
Interim report from the Advisory Commission Sandy Hook (SHAC) that outlines areas of consideration on the issues of gun violence prevention and school safety, among other issues.
Following these statements led to a response by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who announced that the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office had agreed to release additional information about the state police investigation by March 29th, 2013. It initially hadn’t been expected for several months, as stated on the Connecticut State Police press release (Read More)
After meeting with Sedensky, Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. stated that he wasn’t expecting an interim report to be released. He was only anticipating the warrants and the completed returns of the warrants.
In a statement Gov. Malloy also stated that he’s “bewildered” by calls from some legislators for more police disclosure on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
“I must ask: what more could you possibly need to know?”
“We know for a fact that on December 14, a very disturbed young man took a military-style rifle with high-capacity magazines into a school and murdered 20 innocent children and six innocent adults”
“We know he had access to that weapon and others, although they were registered to someone else.”
That’s very interesting Gov. Malloy. There are several things we would like to know. You state with a fact that it was Adam Lanza. Where is the proof?
1. Release of Security Footage of Adam Lanza entering the school.
2. Release of 911 calls.
3. Release of Adam Lanza’s Toxicology Report.
4. Release of Death Certificates.
5. Who were the men arrested in the woods, including suspects who were surrounded in a purple van with ski masks and nun outfits?
There are several things the public would like to know. It will be interesting to see what the Sandy Hook warrants will reveal.
Sandy Hook Warrants: Court Documents; Motion, House Lanza; Lanza Honda
We will update this article with the full unsealed release of the Lanza Sandy Hook Warrants.