Chief State’s Attorney’s Meeting

Minutes of the Meeting of February 26, 2018
Office of the Chief State’s Attorney
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Leonard C. Boyle called the meeting to order at 12:42 p.m.

In attendance were: State’s Attorneys Richard J. Colangelo, Jr. (Stamford/Norwalk), Patrick J. Griffin (New Haven); Gail P. Hardy (Hartford), Anne F. Mahoney (Windham), Peter A. McShane (Middlesex), Maureen Platt (Waterbury), Stephen J. Sedensky III (Danbury) and David Shepack (Litchfield) and Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Rose Palmese (New Britain).

Also present: Executive Assistant State’s Attorneys Brian Austin, Jr., and Michael A. Gailor and  Communications and Legislative Specialist Mark A. Dupuis.

State’s Attorney Platt made a motion to accept the minutes of the January 22, 2018, meeting. State’s Attorney Sedensky seconded the motion and it passed with no opposition.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle introduced guests Edmund M. Hedge, Jr., Law Enforcement Liaison/Drug Evaluation and Classification Program Manager in the Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety, and Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda L. Hans, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, for a presentation on high visibility traffic safety enforcement campaigns. The two guests requested to visit the Geographical Area courts to give a presentation on traffic safety and infractions. Mr. Hedge extended an offer to make his agency’s resources and assistance available to the State’s Attorneys and invited all to attend the agency’s training programs. Training on driving under the influence (DUI) cases will be offered at the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney on April 19, 2018.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle distributed a memo from the Connecticut Intelligence Center concerning a planned sweep to serve outstanding warrants for violation of probation and failure to appear.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle reported that the Chief State’s Attorney and Deputy Chief State’s Attorneys met with the head of the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut concerning Strategic Business Plans. A follow-up meeting is planned.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle reported that based on current budget information the Division anticipates filling no more than a dozen vacancies. External hiring would begin following any internal transfers.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle and State’s Attorneys Sedensky and McShane reported that the legislative committee met and discussed legislation pending before the 2018 session of the General Assembly.

Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Austin reported that the Training Committee continues to work on the Annual Professional Development Conference for Prosecutors, which is expected to be held the week of June 11. Input on topics has been solicited from the State’s Attorneys and Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorneys.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle reported that the State’s Attorneys are invited to the annual meeting of the Commission on Medicolegal Investigations on May 23, 2018.

Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Gailor reported that the Division case management system under development will include the capability of generating short-form informations now generated by the Judicial Branch.

There being no further business, State’s Attorney McShane made a motion to adjourn. State’s Attorney Sedensky seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. The meeting was adjourned at 1:27 p.m.