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 13, 2012 through August 17, 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 13, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-140 Glenn Conway v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 August 14, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-158 Robert Fromer v. Daniel Esty, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Jamie Young, Administrative and Legislative Advisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Janice DeShais, Director of Adjudications, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
 August 15, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2012-167 Michelle Sabre v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Milford; and Police Department, Town of Milford
 August 16, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-634 Rodney Hankerson v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Britain; and Police Department, City of New Britain
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-101 Christopher Collibee and WFSB Channel 3 v. Mayor, Town of East Haven; and Town of East Haven
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-062 Rhudean Bull v. Mary Lou Rinaldi, Ernie Orgera, Christina Andreana, Tim Curtin, Donald Huppert, Mitchell Kaufman, Fred Flynn, Members, Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 August 17, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-719 Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 13, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-140 Glenn Conway 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 matter was held on August 13, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-140;
Glenn Conway v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Glenn Conway appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Joseph Zullo appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:02 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 2:38 PM.
Dated:  August 15, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 14, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-158 Robert Fromer v. Daniel Esty, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Jamie Young, Administrative and Legislative Advisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Janice DeShais, Director of Adjudications, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 14, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-158;
Robert Fromer v. Daniel Esty, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Jamie Young, Administrative and Legislative Advisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Janice DeShais, Director of Adjudications, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Robert Fromer appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Melinda Decker appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:04 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 1:23 PM.
Dated:  August 15, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 15, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2012-167 Michelle Sabre v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Milford; and Police Department, Town of Milford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 15, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-167;
Michelle Sabre v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Milford; and Police Department, Town of Milford
Michelle Sabre appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Debra Kelly appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:30 AM, with Commissioner, Sherman D. London presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 12:35 PM.
Dated:  August 20, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 16, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-634 Rodney Hankerson v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Britain; and Police Department, City of New Britain
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 16, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-634;
Rodney Hankerson v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Britain; and Police Department, City of New Britain
Rodney Hankerson appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Mary C. Pokorski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:37 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 10:53 AM.
Dated:  August 22, 2012
 August 16, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-101 Christopher Collibee and WFSB Channel 3 v. Mayor, Town of East Haven; and Town of East Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 16, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-101;
Christopher Collibee and WFSB Channel 3 v. Mayor, Town of East Haven; and Town of East Haven
Attorney Joseph Zullo appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Eric S. Parker 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 11:50 AM.
Dated:  August 23, 2012August 22, 2012
 August 16, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-062 Rhudean Bull v. Mary Lou Rinaldi, Ernie Orgera, Christina Andreana, Tim Curtin, Donald Huppert, Mitchell Kaufman, Fred Flynn, Members, Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 16, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-062;
Rhudean Bull v. Mary Lou Rinaldi, Ernie Orgera, Christina Andreana, Tim Curtin, Donald Huppert, Mitchell Kaufman, Fred Flynn, Members, Water Pollution Control Authority, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Attorney Joseph Sargent appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Michael C. Petrie appeared on behalf of all respondents except the City of Stamford.  Attorney Chris Della Salva appeared on behalf of the City of Stamford.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:34 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 5:22 PM.
Dated:  August 21, 2012August 21, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 17, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-719 Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 17, 2012 at 9:30 am, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2011-719;
Ted Baptiste v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport