CTNJ: FOIA complaint explores use of social media by public officials

CTNJHARTFORD — The Freedom of Information Commission is close to deciding whether a former top banking official violated Connecticut’s open record laws when he deleted social media posts about the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Nation.

Bruce H. Adams, former chief counsel for the state Department of Banking and, at one time acting commissioner, and now Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman’s legal counsel, “admittedly deleted social media posts after the Department received a FOIA request for those documents,” Jeffrey J. White, lawyer for the Otoe-Missouria Nation, said in a memo this week.

“The social media posts are public records, and the failure to provide them to the complainant is a direct violation of the FOIA,” White said.

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