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 December 29, 2014 through January 2, 2015 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
 December 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-296 Umar Shahid v. Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Office of Court Administration; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Office of Court Administration
Umar Shahid v. Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Hartford Judicial Branch; and State of Connecticut, Hartford Judicial Branch
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-338 Bradshaw Smith v. Kevin Searles, Chief, Police Department, Town of Windsor; and Police Department, Town of Windsor
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-343
Aaron Brantley and the New Haven Firefighters Local 825 v. Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 December 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-152 Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-312 Joshua Marciniszyn v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Waterbury; Superintendent of Schools, Waterbury Public Schools; and Waterbury Public Schools
 December 31, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 1, 2015 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 2, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-299 Umar Shahid v. City Mayor, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-339 Jon Schoenhorn v. Jack Daly, Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; and Police Department, Town of Southington
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-296 Umar Shahid v. Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Office of Court Administration; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Office of Court Administration
Umar Shahid v. Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Hartford Judicial Branch; and State of Connecticut, Hartford Judicial Branch
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 29, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-296;
Umar Shahid v. Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Office of Court Administration; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Office of Court Administration
Docket #FIC 2014-300;
Umar Shahid v. Chief Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Hartford Judicial Branch; and State of Connecticut, Hartford Judicial Branch
Umar Shahid appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Martin R. Libbin 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 10:02 AM.
Dated:  December 29, 2014
 December 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-338 Bradshaw Smith v. Kevin Searles, Chief, Police Department, Town of Windsor; and Police Department, Town of Windsor
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-338;
Bradshaw Smith v. Kevin Searles, Chief, Police Department, Town of Windsor; and Police Department, Town of Windsor
 December 29, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-343
Aaron Brantley and the New Haven Firefighters Local 825 v. Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-343;
Aaron Brantley and the New Haven Firefighters Local 825 v. Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-152 Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-152;
Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2014-269;
Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
Bradshaw Smith appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Anthony Shannon 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 11:25 AM.
Dated:  December 31, 2014
 December 30, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-312 Joshua Marciniszyn v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Waterbury; Superintendent of Schools, Waterbury Public Schools; and Waterbury Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-312;
Joshua Marciniszyn v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Waterbury; Superintendent of Schools, Waterbury Public Schools; and Waterbury Public Schools
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 2, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-299 Umar Shahid v. City Mayor, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-299;
Umar Shahid v. City Mayor, City of Norwich; and City of Norwich
 January 2, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-339 Jon Schoenhorn v. Jack Daly, Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; and Police Department, Town of Southington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-339;
Jon Schoenhorn v. Jack Daly, Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; and Police Department, Town of Southington
Attorney Alexandra T. Gaudio appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Lieutenant Michael Baribault and Captain William Palmieri appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:36 AM.
Dated:  January 2, 2015