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 22, 2012 through October 26, 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 22, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-239 Bill Henderson v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-245 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
FIC 2012-246 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-255 Deborah Hall v. Superintendent of Schools, Plainville Public Schools; and Plainville Public Schools
 October 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-173 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
FIC 2012-266 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-224 Steven Busemeyer and the Hartford Courant v. FOI Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-140 Glenn Conway v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 October 24, 2012 No Meetings Scheduled
 October 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-276 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-216 Richard Rochlin v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut; Secretary, State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-277 Michael Dooling v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 October 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-275 Jeff Johnson and the New London Day v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-184 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-189 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 22, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-239 Bill Henderson v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 22, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-239;
Bill Henderson v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
Bill Henderson appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Alexandria Deeb 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 9:50 AM.
Dated:  October 26, 2012
 October 22, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-245 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
FIC 2012-246 Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for October 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-245;
Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
Docket #FIC 2012-246;
Frank Kolb v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
Dated:  October 23, 2012
 October 22, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-255 Deborah Hall v. Superintendent of Schools, Plainville Public Schools; and Plainville Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-255;
Deborah Hall v. Superintendent of Schools, Plainville Public Schools; and Plainville Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-173 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
FIC 2012-266 David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for October 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-173;
David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care, Osborn Correctional Institution; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
Docket #FIC 2012-266;
David Taylor v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Correctional Managed Health Care
 October 23, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-224 Steven Busemeyer and the Hartford Courant v. FOI Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-224;
Steven Busemeyer and the Hartford Courant v. FOI Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 October 23, 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 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled due to a settlement of the parties. 
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 25, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-276 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-276;
Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 October 25, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-216 Richard Rochlin v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut; Secretary, State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-216;
Richard Rochlin v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut; Secretary, State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
 October 25, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-277 Michael Dooling v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-277;
Michael Dooling v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 26, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-275 Jeff Johnson and the New London Day v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-275;
Jeff Johnson and the New London Day v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
 October 26, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-184 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-189 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, 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 consolidated matters was held on October 26, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-184;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2012-189;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection 
Attorney Rachael Baird appeared on behalf of the complainant.   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 11:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:30 PM
Dated:  October 26, 2012