As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings are scheduled to resume via telephone the week of August 17, 2020. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

Notice of Special Meeting
The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of January 2, 2011 through January 6, 2011 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 2, 2012 HOLIDAY
    
 January 3, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-268 Daniel Henderson v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Population Management, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-433 E. Gregory Cerritelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Branford; and Police Department, Town of Branford
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-438 Jocelyn Demaio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and Department of Correction
    
 January 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-274 Ronald Ricks v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-402 Norman Gaines v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
    
 January 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-337 Bradshaw Smith v. Steven F. Mitchell,  Chairman, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Greater Hartford Transit District
    
 January 6, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-464 Natalie Russell v. Business Manager, Chase Collegiate School
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 3, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-268 Daniel Henderson v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Population Management, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 3, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-268;
Daniel Henderson v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Population Management, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Daniel Henderson appeared on his own behalf.    Attorney Nancy Kase O’Brasky appeared for respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:50 a.m. with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:25 a.m.  
Dated:  January 3, 2012
 January 3, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-433 E. Gregory Cerritelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Branford; and Police Department, Town of Branford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-433;
E. Gregory Cerritelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Branford; and Police Department, Town of Branford
 January 3, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-438 Jocelyn Demaio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 3, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-438;
Jocelyn Demaio v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and Department of Correction
Complainant failed to appeared.    Attorney Nicole Anker appeared for respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:20 p.m. with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:33 p.m.  
Dated:  January 3, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 4, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-274 Ronald Ricks v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-274;
Ronald Ricks v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 January 4, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-402 Norman Gaines v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-402;
Norman Gaines v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-337 Bradshaw Smith v. Steven F. Mitchell, Chairman, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Greater Hartford Transit District
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 5, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-337;
Bradshaw Smith v. Steven F. Mitchell,  Chairman, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Greater Hartford Transit District
Bradshaw Smith appeared on his own behalf.    Attorney Adam Kasowitz appeared for respondents.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 a.m. with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:43 a.m.  
Dated:  January 10, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 6, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-464 Natalie Russell v. Business Manager, Chase Collegiate School
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 
Docket #FIC 2011-464;
Natalie Russell v. Business Manager, Chase Collegiate School
Complainant failed to appear.    Respondent failed to appear.                     No votes were taken.   The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 a.m. with Commissioner Sherman D. London presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:02 a.m.  
Dated:  January 10, 2012