Lawyer argues against releasing video of student's death
Posted May 15
HARTFORD, Conn. — 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.