Posts For Category: "Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission"

Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

02/23/18 – Staff Reports NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will be holding an Informational Seminar on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. to discuss FOI laws and new legislation. A Q&A session will follow. Members of area town boards, commissions […]

FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

02/21/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission approved the report of the hearing officer as-written, and that marked the end of the state’s investigation into a complaint filed on Aug. 7, 2017 by former Board of Finance member and local Democrat John Moise against the Southington Town Council. [Read […]

Colchester woman was deemed at high risk of suicide prior to prison hanging – The Day

02/19/18 – By Karin Florin A 32-year-old Colchester woman who was deemed to have a high risk of suicide by nursing staff at the Janet S. York Correctional Institution in December 2016, used a bedsheet to hang herself just three hours after she was transferred from a medical ward into the general population, according to […]

State To Release Internal Affairs Reports On Troopers In Controversial Videotaped Arrest – Hartford Courant

10/31/17 – By Mikaela Porter Officials said Tuesday they would release portions of internal affairs reports on three state troopers who were videotaped discussing what to charge an East Hartford man protesting a DUI checkpoint in West Hartford in 2015. [Read More]

Editorial: Defend the Watchdogs – Waterbury Republican-American

12/03/16 – By Editorial Board Leaders of Connecticut government’s watchdog agencies — the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the Office of State Ethics and the Freedom of Information Commission — worry they may face crippling cuts as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature tackle looming budget deficits in excess of $1 billion. “I am always […]

Westbrook Settles, Ehlert Withdraws FOI Complaint – Zip06

02/09/16 – By Becky Coffey In a settlement agreement dated Jan. 27, the Town of Westbrook acknowledged several facts and in response, former selectman Chris Ehlert agreed to withdraw three Freedom of Information Act complaints he filed. Ehlert filed the complaints with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) against the Town of Westbrook and […]

Hearing held on FOI complaint – Citizen’s News

02/06/16 – By Elio Gugliotti, Editor Officials argued their cases Monday related to a Freedom of Information complaint filed by Beacon Falls First Selectman Chris Bielik against the Region 16 Board of Education. The complaint centers on a vote taken by the Board of Education, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, at an […]

OP-ED | FOI Norwalk Style and No Violins For Shankar – CT News Junkie

02/05/16 – By Terry Cowgill Of all the issues that arise in national, state and municipal government, few of them raise my hackles like public officials who try to block access to information that should be available to the public. [Read More]

Bill Requires Police to Release Detailed Arrest Data – The Connecticut Law Tribune

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo The legislature has passed a bill which requires police to release more information to the public about arrests, reversing a 2014 Connecticut Supreme Court decision which limited what police were required to give out while a prosecution is pending. The measure was still awaiting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s signature as of June […]

Stamford officials to be schooled on state FOI laws – Stamford Advocate

As part of the fallout from a Freedom of Information complaint against the city, an open-records expert will visit Stamford on Thursday so board and commission members can bone up on their legal responsibilities. Thomas Hennick, a public education officer for the Freedom of Information Commission, will brief city lawmakers and other officials on the […]