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 June 25, 2012 through June 29, 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
 June 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-452 Jack Smith v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk: and Police Department, City of Norwalk
 June 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-719 Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 June 27, 2012  No Hearings Scheduled
 June 28, 2012  No Hearings Scheduled
 June 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-619 Joseph Sargent v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 11:00 AM FIC 2011-636 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina and Bert Rosenberg, Office of the City Attorney, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-452 Jack Smith v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk: and Police Department, City of Norwalk
NOTICE:
The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 25, 2012, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2011-452;
Jack Smith v. Chief, Police Department, City of Norwalk: and Police Department, City of Norwalk
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-719 Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-719;
Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Ted Baptiste appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gregory M. Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:54 AM.
Dated:  June 28, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 29, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-619 Joseph Sargent v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE:
The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-619;
Joseph Sargent v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 June 29, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-636 Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina and Bert Rosenberg, Office of the City Attorney, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE:
The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-636;
Joseph Sargent v. Michael Larobina and Bert Rosenberg, Office of the City Attorney, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford