FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

 

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION

 

Samuel H. Teller,

 

Complainant

 

against Docket #FIC 88-477

 

Commissioner and Commanding Officer, Reports and Records, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety Division of State Police,

 

Respondents June 28, 1989

 

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on January 20, 1989, at which time the parties appeared and presented evidence and argument on the complaint.

 

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

 

1. The respondents are public agencies within the meaning of 1-18a(a), G.S.

 

2. On October 11, 1988, the complainant requested a copy of the file of the respondents concerning the disappearance of William F. Grant, Jr. on or about May 18, 1988.

 

3. On November 15, 1988, the respondents denied the complainant access to the requested copy.

 

4. On December 1, 1988, the complainant filed his complaint with the Commission.

 

5. The respondents claim the file is exempt pursuant to 29-170 and 29-171, G.S.

 

6. It is found that the state-wide organized crime investigative task force maintains the file, No. S-88-00102-4, which is the subject of the complainant's request.

 

7. It is concluded, therefore, that the records in the file are exempt from disclosure pursuant to 29-270 and 29-171, G.S.

 

Docket #FIC88-477 Page two

 

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.

 

PURSUANT TO 4-180(c) C.G.S THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE F.O.I.C., OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

 

THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:

SAMEL H. TELLER, Leone, Throwe, Teller & Nagle,

33 Connecticut Boulevard, P.O. Box 8225, East

Hartford, CT 06108-0625

 

COMMISSIONER AND COMMANDING OFFICER, REPORTS AND RECORDS,

STATE OF CONNECTICUT, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY,

DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, c/o Henri Alexandre, Esquire,

Assistant Attorney General, MacKenzie Hall, 110 Sherman

Street, Hartford, CT 06105

 

Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of June 28, 1989.

 

 

 

 

Karen J. Haggett

Clerk of the Commission