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Final Decision FIC2012-487
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
David Godbout,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2012-487
Chief, Police Department, Town of West
Hartford; Police Department, Town of
West Hartford; Commissioner, State of
Connecticut, Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection; and State
of Connecticut, Departmentof Emergency
Services and Public Protection,
     Respondents
August 28, 2013

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on July 11, 2013, at which time the complainant and the West Hartford respondents appeared, stipulated to certain facts and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.  At that hearing, the West Hartford respondents claimed that the records requested by the complainant are exempt from disclosure pursuant to §1-210(b)(19), G.S.  The hearing was continued and, pursuant to §1-210(d), G.S., the Commissioner and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection were added as respondents in this matter, and the case caption was amended accordingly.
     The continued hearing was held on July 31, 2013, at which time the complainant and all named respondents appeared, stipulated to certain facts and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint. 
     Following the hearing in this matter, the complainant withdrew his complaint by e-mail sent and received on August 5, 2013.  The Freedom of Information 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 on the withdrawal of the complaint, the complaint is dismissed.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of August 28, 2013.
__________________________
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:
David Godbout
15 Cardinal Road
East Lyme, CT  06333
Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford;
Police Department, Town of West Hartford;
c/o Patrick G. Alair, Esq.
West Hartford Corporation Counsel Office
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107
and
Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of
Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State
of Connecticut, Departmentof Emergency Services and
Public Protection
c/o Terrence M. O’Neill, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General
State of Connecticut,
Office of the Attorney General
110 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT  06105

____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2012-487/FD/cac/8/28//2013