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.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 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 21, 2014 through July 25, 2014 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 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-020 Jeffrey E. Potter v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-028 Stephen Lockwood v. Town Manager, Town of East Hampton; and Town of East Hampton
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-739 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
 July 22, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-611 Marlando Daley v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; City of Bridgeport; and The United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-690 Elizabeth Englebretson v. Director, Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport; and Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-027 Vernon Leftridge v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
 July 23, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 July 24, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-018 Raymond Ostasiewski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-801 Patricia Dowling v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 July 25, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-772 William P. Rousseau, Sr. v. Kevin Brace, Chairman, Police Commission, Town of Windsor Locks; and Police Commission, Town of Windsor Locks
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-789 Andrew Goldstein v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; and Police Department, City of New London
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Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 21, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-020 Jeffrey E. Potter v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-020;
Jeffrey E. Potter v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
The complainant failed to appear.   Captain William Palmieri appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:50 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:52 AM.
Dated:  July 22, 2014
 July 21, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-028 Stephen Lockwood v. Town Manager, Town of East Hampton; and Town of East Hampton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-028;
Stephen Lockwood v. Town Manager, Town of East Hampton; and Town of East Hampton
Stephen Lockwood appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Duncan Forsythe appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:16 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:32 PM.
Dated:  July 30, 2014
 July 21, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-739 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 21, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-739;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Town of West Hartford
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Patrick G. Alair appeared on behalf of the respondents.  Attorney Robert Krzys appeared on behalf of the interveners, West Hartford Police Officer's Association.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:38 PM.
Dated:  July 21, 2014

Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 22, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-611 Marlando Daley v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; City of Bridgeport; and The United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  
Docket #FIC 2013-611;
Marlando Daley v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; City of Bridgeport; and The United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
 July 22, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-690 Elizabeth Englebretson v. Director, Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport; and Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-690;
Elizabeth Englebretson v. Director, Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport; and Department of Neighborhood Revitilization/Anti-Blight, City of Bridgeport
Elizabeth Englebretson appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Gregory Conte 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:46 PM.
Dated:  July 23, 2014
 July 22, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-027 Vernon Leftridge v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 22, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-027;
Vernon Leftridge v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
Vernon Leftridge appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Antoria D. Howard appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:20 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:22 PM.
Dated:  July 22, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 24, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-018 Raymond Ostasiewski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 24, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-018;
Raymond Ostasiewski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services
Raymond Ostasiewski appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Louis P. Bucari 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 10:15.
Dated:  July 29, 2014
 July 24, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-801 Patricia Dowling v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-801;
Patricia Dowling v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 25, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-772 William P. Rousseau, Sr. v. Kevin Brace, Chairman, Police Commission, Town of Windsor Locks; and Police Commission, Town of Windsor Locks
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 25, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-772;
William C. Rousseau, Sr. v. Kevin Brace, Chairman, Police Commission, Town of Windsor Locks; and Police Commission, Town of Windsor Locks
William P. Rousseau, Sr. appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Scott Storms appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:10 AM.
Dated:  July 29, 2014
 July 25, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-789 Andrew Goldstein 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 July 25, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-789;
Andrew Goldstein v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; and Police Department, City of New London
Michael Goldstein appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Brian Estep appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:04 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:30 AM.
Dated:  July 29, 2014