State’s Attorneys’ Advisory Board

Minutes of the Meeting of September 22, 2014
Office of the Chief State’s Attorney
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

The meeting was called to order at approximately 12:41 p.m. by State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III (Danbury), Secretary of the Advisory Board, acting in place of Kevin Lawlor (Ansonia-Milford), President of the Advisory Board (Board), who was absent.

In attendance were: State’s Attorneys David I. Cohen (Stamford-Norwalk), Michael Dearington (New Haven, Patricia Froehlich (Windham), Matthew Gedansky (Tolland), Gail Hardy (Hartford), SASA Cornelius Kelly for Kevin Lawlor (Ansonia-Milford), Peter A. McShane (Middlesex), Brian Preleski (New Britain), Stephen J. Sedensky III (Danbury), David Shepack (Litchfield) and John Smriga (Fairfield), Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane, Deputy Chief State’s Attorneys Leonard C. Boyle and John J. Russotto.

Also present were: Executive Assistant State’s Attorneys Brian Austin, Jr. and Michael Gailor, Communications Officer Mark Dupuis and Legislative Liaison Wilfred Blanchette.

State’s Attorney Froehlich moved to approve the minutes of the August 25, 2014 meeting. The motion was seconded by State’s Attorney Cohen and passed unanimously.

New Business: Attorney Froehlich asked whether anyone at the meeting had police departments using body microphones, i.e. police officers wearing microphones that record all interactions with the public. She had been contacted by one of her local departments about the topic. Attorney Boyle recalled that the State Police at some point may have had a pilot program and it was not implemented statewide. There was some further general discussion on the topic. Attorney Froehlich will check with the National District Attorney’s Association to see if they have any materials or further information on the matter.

There was no old business.

There being no further business, State’s Attorney Smriga made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:44 p.m. The motion was seconded by State’s Attorney Hardy and passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted this 29th day of October, 2014.

Stephen J. Sedensky III

State’s Attorney
Judicial District of Danbury