Adam Lanza’s father secretly meets with investigators

The father of the alleged Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer met for an hour Thursday with the chairman of the state commission investigating the massacre and agreed to help find missing school and medical records that could provide further insight into the tragedy.
Peter Lanza — a General Electric executive whose son Adam allegedly killed his mother, 20 first-graders and six adults on Dec. 14, 2012 — agreed to help the commission seek out the people, including Newtown Public School officials and mental health professionals, who treated and diagnosed the troubled youth.
Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, the chairman of the governor’s 16-member Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, said the one-on-one meeting, in an undisclosed Stamford location, was “cordial, business-like and friendly.”
Jackson declined to describe Lanza’s demeanor, but said it was clear it was important to Lanza that as much information as possible emerge from his son’s shooting spree.
Lanza wanted Adam’s school, medical and psychological records made public in order to replace speculation with information.
“He believes that retroactive psychoanalysis is fraught with danger,” Jackson said. Lanza, through a spokesman, had no comment.
“He thinks that it is very important to tell the story in a fact-based, contextual way,” Jackson said in an interview. “He wants to help the commission meet its objectives.”
Jackson said it appears that crucial, first-hand documents were “scattered” among law enforcement agencies, including State Police, the FBI and Stephen J. Sedensky III, the state’s attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury.
“We have to literally read between the lines,” Jackson said of the highly redacted state police report released last month, as well as an earlier report by Sedensky.
Commission members have been critical of the form of the 6,700 pages of investigative documents, including doctors’ interviews, released last month by State Police. Other primary research was alluded to in reports, but not provided, panel members have complained.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed the commission a year ago to develop public policy on several issues in response to murders, including school safety, gun control and mental health. The group includes psychiatrists, public safety experts, a Newtown teacher and social service providers.
Jackson expects to provide more details to the commission when they meet Friday at 10 a.m. in the state Capitol complex.

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