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911 Tapes From Newtown Rampage To Be Released Wednesday

Judge Ruled Tapes Should Be Released; Report On Shooting Issued Last Week
Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Newtown, Conn. officials announced Monday that the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will be released on Wednesday.

A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled last week that the tapes from the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre should be released to The Associated Press after a lengthy fight over the records that have been withheld by investigators.

Newtown officials said in the statement Monday that the tapes will be available Wednesday afternoon at an office in Danbury.

The state’s Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to the AP. State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, the lead Newtown investigator, has been appealing the FOI commission’s ruling. He declined to comment Monday.

The AP said it plans to review the content and determine what, if any, of it would meet the news cooperative’s standards for publication.

Sedensky last month released a summary report based on police records of the school shooting that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

The report noted that gunman Adam Lanza had mental health issues but did not determine a motive for one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

Lanza first shot and killed his mother in their home before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School to carry out the massacre. He killed himself as police closed in.

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