FOI: FIC2015-245

Final Decision FIC2015-245
 
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
 
Torrey Townsend,
     Complainant
 
     against
 
Docket #FIC 2015-245
Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and
Police Department, City of New Haven,
     Respondents
 
 
February 24, 2016
 

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on September 16, 2015, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared, stipulated to certain facts, and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.  
 
     After consideration of the entire record, the following facts are found and conclusions of law are reached:
 
     1.  The respondents are public agencies within the meaning of §1-200(1), G.S.
 
     2.  By letter of complaint filed March 30, 2015, the complainant appealed to the Commission, alleging that the respondents violated the Freedom of Information (“FOI”) Act by failing to comply with her requests for public records.
 
     3.  It is found that the complainant made requests to the respondents on March 19, 2015 for “background information” for several named individuals.
 
     4.  At the hearing, the parties represented that the issue was a lack of communication between them, that the requests were voluminous and time-consuming, and that the respondents were prepared to provide the requested records in due course, with some clarifications by the complainant. The complainant represented that she sought to build solid lines of communication.
 
     5.  The parties indicated that the Commission should treat the complaint as resolved, but not withdrawn or dismissed.  Therefore, no order by the Commission is recommended.
 
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of February 24, 2016.
 
 
 
__________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.
 
THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
 
Torrey Townsend
39 Orchard Place
New Haven, CT  06511
 
Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; and
Police Department, City of New Haven
c/o Kathleen Foster, Esq.
Office of the Corporation Counsel
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT  06510
 
 
 
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
 
 
 
 
FIC/2015-245/FD/cac/2/24/2016




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