The questions above were sent to Governor Dannel Malloy.
Andrew Doba, his press liaison, responded, “It looks like these questions would be better directed to the State Police. Please reach out to Lt. Paul Vance. Let us know if you need anything else.”
In fact, I did need something else. I replied, “Sure. Thanks. I understand the reason for the referral. Can you tell me if the governor’s office is in receipt from the state police of the answers to these questions?
Lt. Vance begged off on all but three questions, giving as his reason “This is an open active criminal investigation. I reviewed the questions that you submitted. I can only answer a couple of them at this time. See below:"
“Who were the first responders? Newtown Officers, State Troopers, and other Local Officers all responded. (I wanted names, so that they could be contacted.)
“From the time the first responders were notified, how long did it take them to ready themselves to leave their point of departure? Immediate response (I needed a time; 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes)
“What is the average response time of a fire call in Sandy Hook?" Ck with Fire Department I don’t have that info.
Answers to the unanswered questions are indispensible for any legislator writing a bill that sought to prevent future Sandy Hooks.
See here for a later report on this story: http://www.greenwichtime.com/newtownshooting/article/Families-briefed-on-Sandy-Hook-shootings-probe-4204171.php