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 August 6, 2012 through August 10, 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
 August 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-014 Hudel Gamble v. Dean M. Esserman, Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-097 Marshall Segar v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; and Police Department, City of New London
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-102 Joseph Tarzia v. Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford
 August 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-007 Ricky Nelson v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
 August 8, 2012 No Meeting Scheduled
 August 9, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-537 Angel Liera v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-118 Rich Burgess and Connecticut Carry, Inc. v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-056 Sandyha Desmond v. State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Statewide Grievance Committee
 August 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-043 David Taylor v. Director, State of Connectict, Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis; and State of Connectict, Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-127 Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, Cty of Bridgeport
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 6, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-014 Hudel Gamble v. Dean M. Esserman, Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-014;
Hudel Gamble v. Dean M. Esserman, Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and Police Department, City of New Haven
Hudel Gamble appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Kathleen Foster appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:05 AM.
Dated:  August 6, 2012
 August 6, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-097 Marshall Segar v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; and Police Department, City of New London
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 6, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-097;
Marshall Segar v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; and Police Department, City of New London
Marshall Segar appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Brian K. Estep 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:38 AM.
Dated:  August 6, 2012
 August 6, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-102 Joseph Tarzia v. Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2012-102;
Joseph Tarzia v. Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford
 
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 7, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-007 Ricky Nelson v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 7, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-007;
Ricky Nelson v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
Ricky Nelson appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Burt Rosenberg 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:07 AM.
Dated:  August 9, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 9, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-537 Angel Liera 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 August 9, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-537;
Angel Llera v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Angel Llera appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Richard Kascak, Jr. 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 10:20 AM.
Dated:  August 13, 2012
 August 9, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-118 Rich Burgess and Connecticut Carry, Inc. v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 9, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-118;
Rich Burgess and Connecticut Carry, Inc. v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
Rich Burgess appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Burt Rosenberg appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:52 AM.
Dated:  August 13, 2012
 August 9, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-056 Sandyha Desmond v. State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Statewide Grievance Committee
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM was postponed.

Docket #FIC 2012-056;
Sandyha Desmond v. State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Statewide Grievance Committee
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 10, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-043 David Taylor v. Director, State of Connectict, Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis; and State of Connectict, Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-043;
David Taylor v. Director, State of Connectict, Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis; and State of Connectict, Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis
 August 10, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-127 Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, Cty of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-127;
Sandra Staub and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport