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Final Decision FIC2011-402
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Norman Gaines,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2011-402
Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department,
City of Bridgeport; and Police Department,
City of Bridgeport,
     Respondents
May 30, 2012

    The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on November 22, 2011, at which time the complainant appeared, but the respondents failed to appear.  By motion dated November 23, 2011, the respondents requested that the hearing be reopened, claiming that the Commission failed to provide notice of such hearing.  The hearing officer, by order dated November 28, 2011, reopened the hearing, and the hearing was rescheduled.
    By letter dated March 14, 2012, and filed March 15, 2012, the complainant withdrew the complaint in this matter.  The Commission takes administrative notice of such letter.
    The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1.  Based upon the withdrawal, the complaint is hereby dismissed.

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its special meeting of May 30, 2012.
__________________________
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:
Norman Gaines
c/o Arnold V. Amore, Esq.
1948 Chapel Street
P.O. Box 3106
New Haven, CT  06515
Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department,
City of Bridgeport; and Police Department,
City of Bridgeport
c/o Gregory Conte, Esq.
City Attorney’s Office
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT  06604
Intervener:  C. Robert Satti, Jr., Esq.
                   State’s Attorney Office
                   1061 Main Street
                   Bridgeport, CT  06460

____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2011-402 /FD/cac/5/30/2012