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 May 21, 2012 through May 25, 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 21, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-001 Roger Emerick v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 2:00 PM FIC 2011-698 Tremont Public Advisors v. Laurie Hunt, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
 May 22, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-605 Gilfredo Santiago v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-003 Earle Walker v. Milagros Ramos, Board of Education, City of Hartford; and Board of Education, City of Hartford
 May 23, 2012 No Hearings Scheduled
 May 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-485 Umar Shahid v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwich; and Police Department, City of Norwich
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-694 Janet Perrotti and State of Connecticut, Office of Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department City of New Haven 
 2:00 PM 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 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-656 Vernon Horn v. Director of Security, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 21, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-001 Roger Emerick v. Commissioner, 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 May 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2012-001;
Roger Emerick v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 May 21, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2011-698 Tremont Public Advisors v. Laurie Hunt, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-698;
Tremont Public Advisors v. Laurie Hunt, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 22, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-605 Gilfredo Santiago v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-605;
Gilfredo Santiago v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 May 22, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-003 Earle Walker v. Milagros Ramos, Board of Education, City of Hartford; and Board of Education, City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 22, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-003; 
Earle Walker v. Milagros Ramos, Board of Education, City of Hartford; and Board of Education, City of Hartford.
The complainant appeared failed to appear.   Attorney Melinda Kartmann appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:20 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:22 AM.
Dated:  May 22, 2012May 29, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-485 Umar Shahid v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwich; and Police Department, City of Norwich
NOTICE: The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-485;
Umar Shahid v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwich; and Police Department, City of Norwich
 May 24, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-694 Janet Perrotti and State of Connecticut, Office of Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services 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 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-694;
Janet Perrotti and State of Connecticut, Office of Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department City of New Haven
 May 24, 2012  2:00 PM 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on May 24, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Attorney Michael Wishnie appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Benjamin D. Gettinger appeared on behalf of the respondents.   No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:10 PM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:00 PM.
Dated:  May 29, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-656 Vernon Horn v. Director of Security, 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 May 25, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-656;
Vernon Horn v. Director of Security, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Vernon Horn 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 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:07 AM.
Dated:  May 29, 2012