In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION


Len Butler,




against Docket #FIC 86-162


State of Connecticut Division of Parole,


Respondent November 18, 1986


The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on July 10, 1986, at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.


After consideration of the entire matter, the following facts are found:


1. The respondent is a public agency within the meaning of 1-18a(a), G.S.


2. By letter of complaint filed with the Commission on June 5, 1986 the complainant alleged that the respondent had denied him access to records concerning Michael Denby, who had been arrested and prosecuted in connection with the death of the complainant's brother.


3. It is found that Michael Denby was never within the jurisdiction of Hartford's division of parole and that, consequently, the respondent has no records relating to Mr. Denby.


4. It is concluded that the respondent did not deny the complainant access to any public records within the meaning of 1-18a(d), G.S.


The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint.


1. The complaint is hereby dismissed.


Docket #FIC86-162 page 2


Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its special meeting of November 18, 1986.


Karen J. Haggett

Clerk of the Commission