Are police reports/records "public information"?

Police reports, calls for service, and arrest information are, for the most part, public information, with specific exceptions as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act, C.G.S. section 1-210. All reports and computer-documented incidents are screened and redacted for any information that is not available to the public before release.

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1. Are police reports/records "public information"?
2. How do I obtain a copy of a police report/records?
3. How much do copies of police reports/records cost?
4. The insurance company says it is my responsibility to obtain a copy of my accident report. Is this correct?
5. I asked for a report and was told I could not have it. Why is that?
6. I just got arrested; can I get a copy of my arrest report?
7. Do you do criminal background checks?
8. How can I find out the status of my case?
9. How do I know who is investigating my case?
10. Will you call me when my case comes to closure?
11. Will you call me if my property is found?
12. How do I get my property back?
13. Why does it take so long to get property back when it is held as evidence?
14. Why must I make an appointment to claim my property?
15. If I find and turn in any other property (i.e. money, jewelry, etc.), may I later claim it?
16. Does the police department hold property auctions?
17. Can I find out if there is an arrest warrant for me or somebody else?
18. I would like to look into getting a pardon for my past transgressions; how would I do that?
19. What permits are required and available through police department?
20. What do I need to know about opening a pawn shop, buy/sell precious metals, gems, coins or be a second-hand dealer?