Division of Criminal Justice Advisory Board 

Minutes of the Meeting of November 15, 2021 

The meeting was called to order at 12:32 p.m. by State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin, President of the Board.

Also present were: Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo, Jr.; Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor; Deputy Chief State’s Attorney John Russotto; Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Robert Devlin; State’s Attorneys Margaret E. Kelley (Ansonia/Milford), Stephen J. Sedensky III (Danbury), Joseph T. Corradino (Fairfield), Sharmese L. Walcott (Hartford), Dawn Gallo (Litchfield), Paul J. Narducci (New London), Paul J. Ferencek (Stamford/Norwalk), Matthew C. Gedansky (Tolland), Maureen Platt (Waterbury), and Anne F. Mahoney (Windham); and Executive Assistant State’s Attorneys John Doyle, Brett Salafia, and Gail P. Hardy; Director of Communications Alaine Griffin; Legislative Liaison Melanie Dykas; Manager of Research and Planning Kyle Baudoin; and representative of the Criminal Justice Commission, Scott Murphy.

State's Attorney Narducci moved to approve the minutes from the previous meeting.  The motion was seconded by State's Attorney Gallo.  The motion was unanimously approved.

In regard to the Management Committee, Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Russotto reported that the supervisor training held last week in Rocky Hill went very well. December 2nd and 3rd will be additional supervisor training for many of the State’s Attorneys, in addition to supervisors. The D.A.S.A. Boot Camp training begins December 6th and continues that week on December 7th, December 8th, and continues the following week on December 13th, 14th, and 15th.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Russotto also reported that supervisors will be trained on the new review / evaluation forms in March 2022. The forms will be implemented for those having AI dates in July.

State’s Attorney Gallo reported that the Operation Committee is going to schedule a meeting to discuss the Use of Force Guidelines that were circulated recently, with changes proposed by Inspector General Devlin. The significant change was notification to the Inspector General, as opposed to the State’s Attorney, in the event of a Use of Force investigation. Inspector General Devlin will be included at this meeting.

Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Salafia is working on guidelines for eProsecutor which will be discussed at a later date.

In regard to peer review, Chief State’s Attorney Colangelo reported that he is working through the letters and information he has received and hopes to get these updates out by the end of the month or beginning of December.

There was no old business.

There was no new business.   

State's Attorney Mahoney’s motion to conclude the meeting, which was seconded by State's Attorney Gallo, was unanimously approved.

The meeting was concluded at 12:39 p.m.