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.

The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of March 26, 2012 through March 30, 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 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-491 Salvatore Gabriele v. Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-411 Loren Casertano v. Chief, Police Department, City of Shelton; and Police Department, City of Shelton
FIC 2011-412 Loren Casertano v. Chief, Police Department, City of Shelton; and Police Department, City of Shelton
    
 March 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-413 Jamal Black v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
    
 March 28, 2012 No hearings scheduled
    
 March 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-397 Stephen Crawford v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Willard/Cybulski Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of  Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-667 Carmelo Brancato v. Human Resource Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Department of Children and Families
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-360 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
    
 March 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-406 Corey Turner v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission; and State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-380 Salvatore Gabriele v. Michael Larobina, Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-491 Salvatore Gabriele v. Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-491;
Salvatore Gabriele v. Board of Representatives, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Attorney Joseph Sargent appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Michael Toma appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 a.m., with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:14 a.m.
Dated:  March 29, 2012
 March 26, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-411 Loren Casertano v. Chief, Police Department, City of Shelton; and Police Department, City of Shelton
 March 26, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-412 Loren Casertano v. Chief, Police Department, City of Shelton; and Police Department, City of Shelton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-411;
Loren Casertano v. Chief, Police Department, City of Shelton; and Police Department, City of Shelton
Docket #FIC 2011-412;
Loren Casertano v. Chief, Police Department, City of Shelton; and Police Department, City of Shelton
Loren Casertano appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Ramon S. Sous appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:02 p.m., with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 4:04 p.m.
Dated:  March 29, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-413 Jamal Black v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, 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 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-413;
Jamal Black v. Warden, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Jamal Black appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil 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 Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 a.m.
Dated:  March 27, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-397 Stephen Crawford v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Willard/Cybulski 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 29, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-397;
Stephen Crawford v. State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, Willard/Cybulski Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, Department of  Correction
Stephen Crawford appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33 a.m., with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:55 a.m.
Dated:  March 29, 2012
 March 29, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-667 Carmelo Brancato v. Human Resource Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Department of Children and Families
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2011-667;
Carmelo Brancato v. Human Resource Director, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Juvenile Training School, Department of Children and Families
 March 29, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-360 Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-360;
Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 786 v. Mayor, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-406 Corey Turner v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission; and State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-406;
Corey Turner v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission; and State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, Judicial Selection Commission
 March 30, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-380 Salvatore Gabriele v. Michael Larobina, Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-380;
Salvatore Gabriele v. Michael Larobina, Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford