Division of Criminal Justice Advisory Board
Office of the Chief State's Attorney
300 Corporate Place
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Minutes of the Meeting of September 12, 2022
The meeting was called to order at 12:31 p.m. by State’s Attorney Anne F. Mahoney (Windham).
Also present were Chief State’s Attorney Patrick J. Griffin, Deputy Chief State’s Attorneys John J. Russotto, Kevin D. Lawlor and Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr.; State’s Attorneys Margaret E. Kelley (Ansonia/Milford); David Applegate (Danbury), Joseph T. Corradino (Fairfield); Sharmese L. Walcott (Hartford); David R. Shannon (Litchfield), Michael A. Gailor (Middlesex), Christian M. Watson (New Britain); John P. Doyle, Jr. (New Haven); Paul J. Narducci (New London); Paul J. Ferencek (Stamford); Matthew C. Gedansky (Tolland); Maureen T. Platt (Waterbury); Senior Assistant State's Attorney Timothy J. Sugrue, Executive Assistant State’s Attorneys Lisa D’Angelo, Gail Hardy and Brett Salafia; Criminal Justice Commission Member Scott Murphy (telephone) .
A motion to accept the minutes from the August 1, 2022 meeting was made by State's Attorney Narducci and seconded by State's Attorney Platt. It passed unanimously.
State's Attorney Corradino reported that the committee was meeting this week. He indicated that the committee would be working on the following: 1. a review of DCJ polices in an effort to determine which policies need to be updated; 2. a review of the new prosecutor evaluation form and the self-assessment tool; 3. a determination as to the number of requests for work from home and the number of requests being authorized; and 4. the feasibility of holding a retreat for all of the State’s Attorneys in early 2023.
State's Attorney Platt reported for the Operations Committee and the fact that the committee was submitting two policies for review and discussion as a result of its recent meetings. The first policy is the “Cryptocurrency Investigations and Seizures” document prepared by Deputy Chief State's Attorney Lawlor and Senior Assistant State's Attorney Lou Luba.
The second policy prepared by the committee is the policy regarding entering documentation into the DCJ Case Management System.
PEER REVIEW UPDATE
Deputy Chief State's Attorney Russotto reported that he has received all of the self-reports and that interviews for those persons will be scheduled in October.
There was some discussion of potential conflicts: State's Attorney Gailor agreed to accept the case from G.A. 5 in the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District involving two local attorneys. The Statewide Prosecution Bureau is monitoring potential conflicts in the Fairfield and Hartford Judicial Districts.
There was no other business to discuss.
State's Attorney Corradino made a motion to adjourn at 12:50 p.m. It was seconded by State's Attorney Ferencek and passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.