The Washington Times - August 28, 2013, 10:23AM

The Obama administration said Wednesday it will send $2.5 million in taxpayer money to reimburse Connecticut police agencies, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. saying the money can help heal the community after 20 kids were killed in last year’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The money will be divided between the state police, the towns of Newtown and Monroe, and other local agencies who responded.


“Providing support to the law enforcement agencies that responded to the horrific scene that awaited them at Sandy Hook Elementary School is one small action we can take to bring healing to a community that’s been devastated,” Mr. Holder said.