Criminal Justice Commission
Minutes of the Meeting of January 28, 2021
The Honorable Andrew J. McDonald, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:21 a.m. In accordance with Executive Orders issued because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted by electronic conference (ZOOM software). The public was provided notice of the meeting via the Division of Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice Commission website and invited to observe the proceedings and participate and/or submit public comment.
In addition to Justice McDonald and the public, participating in the meeting were: The Honorable Melanie L. Cradle, attorneys Robert Berke, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Scott Murphy and Moy Ogilvie and Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo, Jr.
Attorney Betts moved to accept the minutes of the November 12, 2020, meeting. Attorney Cradle seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Chief State’s Attorney Colangelo reported on the Division of Criminal Justice operations with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the expanded use of technology to hold virtual court hearings and continued discussions with Judicial Branch officials about increasing the number of daily court cases being heard in each Judicial District.
Chief State's Attorney Colangelo commented on the February 1, 2021 retirement of New London State's Attorney Michael L. Regan, thanking him for his more than 35 years of service in the Division of Criminal Justice.
Justice McDonald thanked State's Attorney Regan for his service and wished him a happy and healthy retirement.
At 9:29 a.m., Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Paul J. Narducci was invited to present his opening statement regarding appointment as State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London after which the Commission proceeded with its interview. The interview concluded at 10:38 a.m.
At 10:38 a.m., Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Brett J. Salafia was invited to present his opening statement regarding appointment as State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London after which the Commission proceeded with its interview. The interview concluded at 11:34 a.m.
There were no requests to comment from members of the public.
Attorney Ogilvie made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the appointment of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London. Attorney Murphy seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The Commission reconvened in public session at 12:15 p.m. Justice McDonald announced that no motions were made or votes taken during the executive session. He also thanked the candidates for applying for the positions and the commission for its work.
Attorney Ogilvie moved to appoint Paul J. Narducci as State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London for the eight-year term. Justice Cradle seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. State's Attorney Narducci will serve out the remainder of Attorney Regan's term which expires June 30, 2025.
There being no further business, Attorney Murphy moved to adjourn. Chief State's Attorney Colangelo seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 12:18 p.m.