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 October 1, 2012 through October 5, 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
 October 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-130 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
FIC 2012-131 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and City of Hartford
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-176 Kevin J. Hackett v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-140 Glenn Conway v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 October 2, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-056 Sandyha Desmond v. State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Statewide Grievance Committee
 11:00 AM 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-203 Josephine S. Miller v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
 October 3, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-511 Angel Llera v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 2:00 P.M. FIC 2012-327 James Tortora v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton; and Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton
 October 4, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-217 Robert Milne v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Police Department, Town of West Hartford
 October 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-682 Mark Cugini v. Town Clerk, Town of Colchester; and Town of Colchester
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-226 Dave Feuerman and News Channel 12 v. Superintendent of Schools, Westport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Westport Public Schools
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-130 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
FIC 2012-131 David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on October 1, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-130;
David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
Docket #FIC 2012-131;
David Godbout v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and City of Hartford 
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Neil Parille appeared on behalf of the respondent, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.  Attorney Michael Driscoll appeared on behalf of the respondent, City Manager, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich.  Attorney Nathalie Feolo-Guerrieri appeared on behalf of the respondent, City of Hartford.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:30 PM.
Dated:  October 9, 2012
 October 1, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-176 Kevin J. Hackett v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 1, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-176;
Kevin J. Hackett v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
Kevin Hackett appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gary Roosa appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  October 9, 2012
 October 1, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-140 Glenn Conway v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-140;
Glenn Conway v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 2, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-056 Sandyha Desmond v. State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Statewide Grievance Committee
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 2, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-056;
Sandyha Desmond v. State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Statewide Grievance Committee
Attorney Eric Desmond appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Martin Libbin appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:46 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:26 AM.
Dated:  October 2, 2012
 October 2, 2012  11:00 AM 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 October 2, 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 the 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 11:17 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:55 AM.
Dated:  October 9, 2012
 October 2, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-203 Josephine S. Miller v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 2, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-203;
Josephine S. Miller v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
Josephine S. Miller appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Krista D. O'Brien appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:08 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:57 PM.
Dated:  October 4, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 3, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-511 Angel Llera v. Joseph Gaudett, 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 October 3, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-511;
Angel Llera v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Angel Llera appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gregory 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:06 AM.
Dated:  October 4, 2012
 October 3, 2012  2:00 P.M. FIC 2012-327 James Tortora v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton; and Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-327;
James Tortora v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton; and Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 4, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-217 Robert Milne v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Police Department, Town of West Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 4, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-217;
Robert Milne v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Police Department, Town of West Hartford
Robert Milne appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Patrick G. Alair 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:03 PM.
Dated:  October 9, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 5, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-682 Mark Cugini v. Town Clerk, Town of Colchester; and Town of Colchester
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 5, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-682;
Mark Cugini v. Town Clerk, Town of Colchester; and Town of Colchester
Mark Cugini appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Nancy Bray and Derrick Kennedy appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:14 AM.
Dated:  October 9, 2012
 October 5, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-226 Dave Feuerman and News Channel 12 v. Superintendent of Schools, Westport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Westport Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-226;
Dave Feuerman and News Channel 12 v. Superintendent of Schools, Westport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Westport Public Schools