New Canaan police deny request for 911 audio from teen drinking party
NEW CANAAN — The town’s police department has denied a public-records request filed by Hearst Connecticut Media for 911 recordings from a party where a teen was seriously injured last month.
New Canaan police have been investigating a March 25 underage drinking party at an Oenoke Ridge Road home where a teenage boy was seriously injured. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital and released by March 29.
The police department’s incident log from the night of the party includes a heavily-redacted entry for a medical assist call late on March 25. At least six emergency vehicles were dispatched between 10:30 p.m. and midnight.
On April 4, Hearst Connecticut Media filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain 911 audio from March 25.
Frances Danaher, the records clerk for the police department, denied the request April 11, citing the the ongoing investigation. “When the investigation is closed, we will revisit your request and determine at that point if the records can be released,” she wrote in a letter.
Police have not indicated how long it will take to complete the investigation.
Anyone with information about the party or the cause of the juvenile’s injuries can contact New Canaan police at 203-594-3523 or use the anonymous tip line at 203-594-3544 or the My PD App.