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Final Decision FIC2013-739
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Robert Cushman,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2013-739
Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford;
Police Department, Town of West Hartford;
West Hartford Police Officers Association;
Jeffrey A. Swank; and Daniel Bedford
     Respondents
September 10, 2014

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on July 21, 2014, at which time the complainant and the Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford, and Police Department, Town of West Hartford, appeared. The West Hartford Police Officers Association, Jeffrey A. Swank, and Daniel Bedford also appeared and moved to intervene as parties. There was no objection to the motion and it was granted. The case caption has been amended accordingly. All the parties then presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.
     By facsimile filed with the Commission on August 4, 2014, the complainant stated that he wished to withdraw his complaint. The Commission takes administrative notice of such withdrawal.
     The following orders by the Commission are hereby recommended on the basis of the record:
     1. Based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the case is hereby dismissed.
     2.   The Commission commends both parties on having negotiated a settlement following the hearing and without full adjudication.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of September 10, 2014.
__________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.
THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
Robert Cushman
705 North Mountain Road
Newington, CT  06111
Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police
Department, Town of West Hartford; West Hartford Police
Officers Association; Jeffrey A. Swank;
c/o Patrick G. Alair, Esq.
West Hartford Corporation Counsel’s Office
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107
and Daniel Bedford
c/o Robert J. Krzys, Esq.
P.O. Box 207
New Hartford, CT  06057
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

FIC/2013-739/FD/cac/9/10/2014