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Final Decision FIC2015-356
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Kacey Lewis,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2015-356
Scott Semple, Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
Department of Correction; and State
of Connecticut, Department of Correction,
     Respondents
April 13, 2016

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on March 17, 2016, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared. 
     The complainant moved for a continuance stating that due to the present status of his confinement, he did not have the paperwork he believed he needed to proceed with the hearing.  As the respondents’ counsel began to set forth their reasons for objecting to the motion for a continuance, which included that the complainant had been provided with the requested records, the complainant began to shout at the respondents’ counsel.  The hearing officer attempted to restore order at which time the complainant began to shout at the hearing officer.  The hearing officer advised the complainant that if he did not take direction from her and allow her to conduct the hearing she would close the hearing and dismiss the complaint.  The complainant responded that she should close the hearing.
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1. The complaint is hereby dismissed.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of April 13, 2016.
__________________________
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:
Kacey Lewis #165480
Garner Correctional Institution
50 Nunnawauk Road
Newtown, CT  06470
Scott Semple, Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut,
Department of Correction
c/o James Neil, Esq.
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT  06109
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2015-356/FD/cac/4/13/2016