NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut’s attorney general is getting involved in the decision over how to spend money sent to Newtown in the wake of December’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
As a result, decisions on distributing money to the victims of the Newtown shootings are on hold for now.
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, which is overseeing more than $11 million, postponed public hearings with the victims’ families planned for Tuesday and Wednesday. It will instead meet with Attorney General George Jepsen to discuss the disbursement process, said Dr. Charles Herrick, a member of the foundation’s board of directors.
Postponement of the hearings was decided after questions were raised about how the funding will be distributed.