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Lawyer argues against releasing video of student's death

Posted May 15

— A lawyer for the parents of a University of Connecticut student who was run over and killed by a fire department vehicle is arguing against the release of a video that shows the accident.

The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/2radCy8 ) and other news organizations have requested the release of the video.

Lawyer Michael Walsh argued Monday before a state Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer that the publication of the video would cause severe emotional anguish for Jeffny Pally's family.

Authorities say the 19-year-old Pally fell asleep in front of the fire department after drinking alcohol in October. A department SUV accidentally ran over the sophomore while responding to what turned out to be a false alarm.

The hearing officer will issue a recommendation to the Freedom of Information Commission.

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