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July 28, 2011 Minutes

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS

Thursday, 12:00pm

250 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109-

Call to Order

Chairman Corradino called to say he would be late, so Secretary Knapp called the meeting to order at 12:00pm.

Secretary Knapp called the roll call of appellants and Board Members.

14 appellants were present, 4 were absent.

Knapp read the Introductory Statement.

Board Members Present: Mr. Arthur Carr, Chairman Joseph T. Corradino, Esq., Chief T. William Knapp (Ret.), Peter Kuck Colonel Kyle E. Overturf and Mr. Kenneth V. Tramadeo.

Board Members Absent: Colonel Kyle E. Overturf

Acceptance of July 14, 2011 minutes:

1) Tramadeo made a motion to approve the June 23, 2011 minutes as written. Carr seconded the motion. Knapp abstained. Motion carried.

Dormant Cases:

Knapp made a motion to close 8 dormant cases due to the appellants failure to pursue their appeal. Tramadeo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

11-159-R

Tahir

Akcer

11-181-D

Wesley

Laramee

Coventry

11-187-R

Peter

Kacprzynski

11-189-D

Julio

Florez

Hartford

11-190-D

Christopher

Cusano

Coventry

11-192-D

Louis

Reyes

Somers

11-195-R

Hiram

Alvarado

11-199-D

Bryan

Tat

Enfield

Election of Board Secretary 2011-2013:

Mr. Tramadeo made a motion to re-elect Secretary Knapp for the position of Board Secretary, Kuck seconded the motion. Tramadeo, Carr, and Kuck voted in favor of the motion. Knapp abstained. Motion carried.

Chairman Corradino arrived at 12:20pm and administered the oath to all witnesses.

Cases scheduled for hearings:

1) Case No. 10-294-R, Van Haley, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with one witness.

Decision: By a majority, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and voted for the appellant, Mr. Haley, to be reinstated his pistol permit. Carr, Knapp, Kuck and Tramadeo voted for the appellant. Corradino voted for the Issuing Authority at this time.

2) Case No. 10-340-R, Louis Cerbone, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, by default for the appellant’s failure to appear.

3) Case No. 11-112-R, Orest Demkowych, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, by default for the appellant’s failure to appear.

4) Case No. 11-116-R, John Harrison, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf with one witness. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with one witness. 

Decision: By a majority, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the revocation of Mr. Harrison’s pistol permit at this time. Carr, Corradino, Knapp and Tramadeo voted for the Issuing Authority. Kuck voted for the appellant.

5) Case No. 10-316-R, Michael Looney, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf with one witness. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with one witness. 

Decision: By a majority, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the revocation of Mr. Looney’s pistol permit at this time. Carr, Corradino, Knapp and Tramadeo voted for the Issuing Authority. Kuck voted for the appellant.

6) Case No. 10-301-R, Alnasir Sultan involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with one witness. 

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and voted for Mr. Sultan to be reinstated his pistol permit.

7) Case No. 11-05-R, Ronnie Henderson, III, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Det. Barbara Mattson represented the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with one witness. 

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the Issuing Authority, Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the revocation of Mr. Henderson’s pistol permit at this time.

8) Case No. 10-344-D, Joseph Sapper, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Officer Natasha Pucillo, represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief Todd J. Lawrie, Clinton Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Todd J. Lawrie, Clinton Police Department. The Board voted for Mr. Sapper to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

9) Case No. 11-20-D, Chris Vandyne, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. A representative from the local Issuing Authority appeared for Chief Bruno Giulini, Groton City Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Bruno Giulini, Groton City Police Department, the denial a temporary pistol permit, by default for the appellant’s failure to appear.

10) Case No. 10-320-D, David Pramer, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. Attorney Michael Corsello represented the appellant with one witness. Sgt. Art Weisgerber, represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief Harry W. Rilling, Norwalk Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Harry W. Rilling, Norwalk Police Department. The Board voted for Mr. Pramer to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

11) Case No. 10-310-D, Robert Peker, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. Attorney Mark D. Phillips represented the appellant. A representative for the local Issuing Authority, Chief Alfred Fiore, Westport Police Department, failed to appear.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Alfred Fiore, Westport Police Department by default, for failure to appear.  The Board voted for Mr. Peker to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

12) Case No. 10-307-D, Cody Jeffers, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Sgt. Timothy Dowty represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief Matthew A. Reimondo, East Hampton Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Matthew A. Reimondo, East Hampton Police Department. The Board voted for Mr. Jeffers to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

13) Case No. 11-18-D, Mark Simmons, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Officer John Fiori represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief J. Darren Stewart, Stonington Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief J. Darren Stewart, Stonington Police Department. The Board voted for Mr. Simmons to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

14) Case No. 11-03-D, William Pennell, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. Attorney Ralph D. Sherman represented the appellant. Sgt. John Recchinni represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief Michael U. Maniago, Torrington Police Department.

Agreement: The appellant Mr. Pennell and Sgt. Recchinni representing the local Issuing Authority agreed that once the appellant completes a new application, the appellant, Mr. Pennell, will be issued a temporary pistol permit.

15) Case No. 11-115-D, Kevin Beaurline, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. Attorney Ralph D. Sherman represented the appellant. A representative of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Gary MacNamara, Fairfield Police Department, failed to appear.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Gary MacNamara, Fairfield Police Department, by default

for failure to provide Reasons for Denial, at least 10 days prior to the hearing in accordance with CGS 29-32b. The Board voted for Mr. Beaurline to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

16) Case No. 11-93-D, Gary Swarz, Jr., involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Det. Richard Baustein, represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief Jeffry W. Cossette, Meriden Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Jeffry W. Cossette, Meriden Police Department, by default. The local Issuing Authority failed to provide the statutorily required notice as to why the appellant was denied, 10 days prior to the hearing in accordance with C.G.S. 29-32b(c). The Board voted for Mr. Gary Swarz, Jr. to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

17) Case No. 11-78-D, Brian Maher, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. A representative of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Eric Osanitsch, Bristol Police Department, failed to appear.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to uphold the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Eric Osanitsch, Bristol Police Department, the denial a temporary pistol permit, by default for failure to appear.

18) Case No. 11-131-D, Robert Arcone, involving the denial of a temporary pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. A representative of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Michael Spera, Old Saybrook Police Department, failed to appear.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board members voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Michael Spera, Old Saybrook Police Department, by default for failure to appear. The Board voted for Mr. Arcone to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

Motion to adjourn: Tramadeo made a motion to adjourn, Knapp seconded the motion, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7pm.