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Conn. Governor Pushes for Release of Sandy Hook Report

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    It's been 10 months since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and still no report. The governor and lawmakers are asking for answers as to when exactly it will be released. (Published Friday, Oct 25, 2013)

    Gov. Dannel Malloy is calling on the Chief State's Attorney to release the final report on the Sandy Hook School massacre.

    In an interview on Friday, the governor said he is aggravated by the delays.

    "I'm frustrated by the amount of time that it's taken and I think the longer it takes, the more things come out as opposed to being in an official report," Malloy said, "and I think the people of Newtown and families of those injured deserve it."

    It's been more than 10 months since a gunman opened fire inside the elementary school, killing 20 first graders and six educators.

    Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky is the lead prosecutor on the case and has been working on the report.

    Originally prosecutors said the report would be released in June, then pushed the deadline back to the fall.

    In the meantime, details about the shooting have been leaked to various media outlets. The governor said those are leaks are painful to the families.

    Kevin Kane, the Chief State's Attorney, said Friday he still expects the report to be released in the fall and said it should be out before mid-December.

    Malloy is calling on Kane to set a firm date.

    "If the report is done, release it, and if it's not done set a date upon which it will be released," he said.

    Kane said the report will be released when it's ready.

    "Attorney Sedensky has a large amount of work to do," he said. "He's working as fast as he can. I talk to him almost every day."

    Kane said he, too, is concerned about investigation leaks, but added, "there's only so much that can be done about that."

    Other state leaders are also weighing in. 

    State Sen. John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, said it's time for the report to go public.

    "We need to get it out for the town and for the families of the victims," said McKinney. "We need to move beyond that and we can't do that until the report is final and published."