Criminal Justice Commission
Minutes of the Meeting of May 13, 2021
The Honorable Andrew J. McDonald, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. In accordance with Executive Orders issued because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted by electronic conference (ZOOM software).
In addition to Justice McDonald, 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 Ogilvie moved to accept the minutes of the April 15, 2021 meeting. Attorney Murphy seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Justice McDonald said the Commission was to consider the reappointments of the Chief State’s Attorney and the Deputy Chief State’s Attorney of Operations. He invited Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo, Jr., to make opening remarks. After brief opening remarks, the Commission interviewed Chief State’s Attorney Colangelo beginning at 9:12 a.m. The interview ended at 10:11 a.m.
At 10:11 a.m., Justice McDonald invited Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Lawlor to make opening remarks. After the remarks, the interview began at 10:14 a.m. At 11:34 a.m., the interview ended and public comment began. Three individuals provided public comment. When the speakers finished, Justice McDonald reviewed the sign-up list in an effort to assure that all who had signed up were given the opportunity to speak.
Justice McDonald thanked members of the public for participating and said the Commission also reviewed written testimony that was submitted.
Attorney Ogilvie moved to enter executive session to discuss the reappointments of the Chief State’s Attorney and the Deputy Chief State’s Attorney of Operations. Attorney Murphy seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The executive session began at 11:45 a.m. Chief State's Attorney Colangelo did not attend or participate in the executive session.
The executive session ended at 12:23 p.m. and at that time, Justice McDonald announced that no motions were made or votes taken during the executive session. Justice McDonald said while in executive session, he was notified that some commission members needed to attend other prior commitments so the Commission would resume their business at a later date.
There being no further business, Attorney Berke moved to adjourn the meeting subject to resuming the meeting at a future date. Attorney Murphy seconded the motion and it passed unanimously on a voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.