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 March 19, 2012 through March 23, 2012 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
 March 19, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-317 Ricardo Ocasio v. Warden,  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 March 20, 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 2011-632 Hector Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
    
 March 21, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-681 Wesley Lubee v. Housing Authority, Town of Wallingford
 11:30 AM FIC 2011-679 Robert Ravosa v. Freedom of Information Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-677 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
  FIC 2011-697 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
    
 March 22, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-365 Ira Alston v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-638 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-262 William N. Rice v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2011-419 William N. Rice v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-105 William Rice v. Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    
 March 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-541 James Quattro v. Vital Statistics Registrar, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-435 Joseph Luciano v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; and Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 19, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-317 Ricardo Ocasio v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-317;
Ricardo Ocasio v. Warden,  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 20, 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 March 20, 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 and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nancy Case O'Braskey appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 a.m., with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 a.m.
Dated: March 20, 2012
 March 20, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-632 Hector Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 20, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-632;
Hector Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services

Hector Gonzalez appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jeffrey Beckham appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:02 p.m.
Dated:  March 21, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 21, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2011-681 Wesley Lubee v. Housing Authority, Town of Wallingford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 21, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-681;
Wesley Lubee v. Housing Authority, Town of Wallingford
Wesley Lubee appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Warren Holcomb appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:12 a.m., with Commissioner Sherman D. London presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:49 a.m.
Dated:  March 21, 2012
 March 21, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2011-679 Robert Ravosa v. Freedom of Information Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 21, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-679;
Robert Ravosa v. Freedom of Information Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Robert Ravosa appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Nancy Kase O'Brasky appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:37 a.m., with Commissioner Sherman D. London presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:28 p.m.
Dated:  March 21, 2012
 March 21, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-677 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 March 21, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-697 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for March 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-677;
Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Docket #FIC 2011-697;
Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 22, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-365 Ira Alston v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 22, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-365;
Ira Alston v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 March 22, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-638 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 22, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-638;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 a.m., with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
Dated:  March 26, 2012
 March 22, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-262 William N. Rice v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police
 March 22, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-419 William N. Rice v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 March 22, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-105 William Rice v. Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for March 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-262;
William N.Rice v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, Division of State Police
Docket #FIC 2011-419;
William N. Rice v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Docket #FIC 2012-105;
William Rice v. Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-541 James Quattro v. Vital Statistics Registrar, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-541;
James Quattro v. Vital Statistics Registrar, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 March 23, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-435 Joseph Luciano v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; and Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 23, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-435;
Joseph Luciano v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; and Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
The Complainant failed to appear.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:11 a.m., with Hearing Officer Mary E. Schwind presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:13 a.m.
Dated:  March 27, 2012