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 July 23, 2012 through July 27, 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
 July 23, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-524 James Quattro v. Town Clerk, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-088 Jonathan Lucas and the Stamford Advocate v. Board of Education, Stamford Public Schools
 July 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-559 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
FIC 2011-631 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-096 Filomena Rinaldi and Advance Therapy Associates v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
FIC 2012-150 Advance Therapy Associates, LLC v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
 July 25, 2012 No Hearings scheduled
 July 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-507 Troy Cosentino v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Hamden; Police Department, Town of Hamden; Susan Gruen, Town Attorney, Town of Hamden; and Town of Hamden
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-087 Gregory Cusack v. Chief, Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Director of Personnel, Town of Windham; and Town of Windham
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-267 Edward Tuccio 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 2012-292 Edward Tuccio 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
 July 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-713 Jason Casiano v. Reuben T. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Seth G. Mancini, Sergeant, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-089 Hardie Burgin v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Hampton; and Police Department, Town of East Hampton
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 23, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2011-524 James Quattro v. Town Clerk, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 23,2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-524;
James Quattro v. Town Clerk, Town of East Hartford; and Town of East Hartford
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Frank Cassetta 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 11:26 AM.
Dated:  July 25, 2012
 July 23, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-088 Jonathan Lucas and the Stamford Advocate v. Board of Education, Stamford Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2012-088;
Jonathan Lucas and the Stamford Advocate v. Board of Education, Stamford Public Schools
 
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-559 Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
FIC 2011-631 Robert Salatto v. 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 consolidated matters was held on July 24, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-559;
Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven, and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Docket #FIC 2011-631;
Robert Salatto v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Robert Salatto appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Frank Kolb 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 Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  July 25, 2012
 July 24, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-096 Filomena Rinaldi and Advance Therapy Associates v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
FIC 2012-150 Advance Therapy Associates, LLC v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-096;
Filomena Rinaldi and Advance Therapy Associates v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
Docket #FIC 2012-150;
Advance Therapy Associates, LLC v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-507 Troy Cosentino v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Hamden; Police Department, Town of Hamden; Susan Gruen, Town Attorney, Town of Hamden; and Town of Hamden
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2011-507;
Troy Cosentino v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Hamden; Police Department, Town of Hamden; Susan Gruen, Town Attorney, Town of Hamden; and Town of Hamden; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 July 26, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-087 Gregory Cusack v. Chief, Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Director of Personnel, Town of Windham; and Town of Windham
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-087;
Gregory Cusack v. Chief, Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Willimantic Police Department, Town of Windham; Director of Personnel, Town of Windham; and Town of Windham
Gregory Cusack appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Richard Cody appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:48 AM
Dated:  July 31, 2012July 27, 2012
 July 26, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-267 Edward Tuccio 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 2012-292 Edward Tuccio 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on July 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-267;
Edward Tuccio 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 2012-292;
Edward Tuccio 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

Edward Tuccio appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Neil Parille 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:50 PM.
Dated:  July 30, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 27, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-713 Jason Casiano v. Reuben T. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Seth G. Mancini, Sergeant, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-713;
Jason Casiano v. Reuben T. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Seth G. Mancini, Sergeant, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Jason Casiano appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence O'Neill 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 Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:55 AM.
Dated:  August 1, 2012
 July 27, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-089 Hardie Burgin v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Hampton; and Police Department, Town of East Hampton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 27, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-089;
Hardie Burgin v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Hampton; and Police Department, Town of East Hampton
Hardie Burgin appeared on his own behalf.   Jean M. D'Aquila appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:10 PM.
Dated:  July 30, 2012