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 May 7, 2012 through May 11, 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
 May 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-466 Noel Acosta v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
    
 May 8, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-530 James Mitchell v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-443 Patricia Milligan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
FIC 2011-532 Patricia Milligan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
    
 May 9, 2012 No hearings scheduled
    
 May 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-447 Michael Place v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Putnam; and Police Department, Town of Putnam
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-557 Apostle Immigrant Services and St. Rose of Lima Church v. Leonard Gallo, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-677 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
    
 May 11, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-450 Edward Peruta and the American News and Information Service v. Rueben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety; Kenneth Zercie, Richard Alexandre, and  William Podgorski, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and Dawn Hellier, Seth Mancini and Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety, Legal Affairs Unit
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-650 Richard Boccaccio v. First Selectman, Town of Westbrook; and Town of Westbrook
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC2011-466 Noel Acosta 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 May 7, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-466;
Noel Acosta v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 8, 2012  9:30 AM FIC2011-530 James Mitchell v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 8, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-530;
James Mitchell v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
James Mitchell appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Alexandra Deeb appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:32 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:25 AM.
Dated:  May 8, 2012
 May 8, 2012  2:00 PM FIC2011-443 Patricia Milligan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
FIC2011-532 Patricia Milligan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for May 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaints have been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-443;
Patricia Milligan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
Docket #FIC 2011-532;
Patricia Milligan v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC2011-447 Michael Place v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Putnam; and Police Department, Town of Putnam
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 10, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-447;
Michael Place v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Putnam; and Police Department, Town of Putnam
Michael Place appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney William H. St. Onge appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:14 AM.
Dated:  May 11, 2012
 May 10, 2012  11:00 AM FIC2011-557 Apostle Immigrant Services and St. Rose of Lima Church v. Leonard Gallo, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-557;
Apostle Immigrant Services and St. Rose of Lima Church v. Leonard Gallo, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 May 10, 2012  2:00 PM FIC2011-677 Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Thomas White v. City Clerk, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on May 10, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Thomas White appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:38 PM
Dated:  May 11, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 11, 2012  9:30 AM FIC2011-450 Edward Peruta and the American News and Information Service v. Rueben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety; Kenneth Zercie, Richard Alexandre, and  William Podgorski, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and Dawn Hellier, Seth Mancini and Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety, Legal Affairs Unit
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 11, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-450;
Edward Peruta and the American News and Information Service v. Rueben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety; Kenneth Zercie, Richard Alexandre, and  William Podgorski, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and Dawn Hellier, Seth Mancini and Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Public Safety, Legal Affairs Unit
Edward Peruta and Attorney Rachael Baird appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM
Dated:  May 11, 2012
 May 11, 2012  11:00 AM FIC2011-650 Richard Boccaccio v. First Selectman, Town of Westbrook; and Town of Westbrook
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 11,2012 at 11:00 AM was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-650;
Richard Boccaccio v. First Selectman, Town of Westbrook; and Town of Westbrook