FOIA Advisor

Q&A: is arrest information protected in Connecticut?

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  Do I have to release the name and address of a domestic arrest in Connecticut?

A.  Perhaps. In July 2015, the Governor of Connecticut signed legislation that requires the release of an "arrest record" which includes but is not limited to the name, race. and address of the person arrested, the date, time, and place of arrest and the offense for which the person was arrested."  The legislation became effective October 1, 2015.  Note, however, that such information is required to be disclosed pursuant only "during the period in which a prosecution is pending against the person who is the subject of such record."