Judge weighs revealing 130 CT state troopers named in fake ticket audit

The union argued that more than 20 troopers have already been removed from the list, but the state attorney general's office says judges have no authority to keep the names secret.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2023, 2:10 AM

Updated 267 days ago

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An attorney for the Connecticut State Police Union wants a judge to seal the names of 130 troopers flagged in the Connecticut State Police fake ticket audit.
"It seems abundantly unsafe to disclose names of people who, next week, next month, may be cleared, because this is all being continually reviewed," Jeffrey Ment, Connecticut State Police Union attorney.
The union argued that more than 20 troopers have already been removed from the list, but the state attorney general's office says judges have no authority to keep the names secret.
"The statutes say what they say. right? They give primary jurisdiction to the Freedom of Information Commission," said Terrence O'Neil, with Connecticut Attorney General William Tong's office.
A recent audit found a "high likelihood" that state troopers falsified at least 26,000 tickets over eight years.


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