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Shumlin seeks review on how police release info

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking for a review on how Vermont State Police release public information.

Shumlin says he asked Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn for the review after state police waited five days to inform the public that a dummy grenade had been found at the Morristown Police Department on Aug. 30.

Vermont State Police evacuated the police station upon finding the grenade while searching a car parked outside the department. A bomb squad was called in, but the grenade turned out to be a dummy.

Shumlin tells the Burlington Free Press that it enhances public confidence when police are transparent.

He says he also expects Flynn to review whether alcohol breath test results should be released by state troopers after an arrest is made.

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