FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

 

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION

 

Michael L. Cohn,

 

Complainant

 

against Docket #FIC 89-271

 

Chief of Police, Town of Windsor Locks Police Department,

 

Respondent October 11, 1989

 

The above-captioned matter was scheduled for hearing as a contested case on August 7, 1989, at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared and presented evidence and argument on the complaint.

 

After consideration of the entire record, 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 June 23, 1989, the complainant alleged that he was denied access to files of the respondent which pertained to parking tickets issued within the last twenty-four months, and by an amendment to his complaint requested that a civil penalty be imposed upon the respondent.

 

3. At hearing the respondent agreed to permit access to the files.

 

4. It is found that under the circumstances of this case a civil penalty is not appropriate.

 

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 #FIC 89-271 Page Two

 

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:

MICHAEL L. COHN

EMSECO Associates

10 Lewis Street

Tariffville, CT 06081

 

CHIEF OF POLICE, TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS POLICE DEPARTMENT

c/o David T. Wenc, Esquire

5 North Main Street

P.O. Box 306

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

 

Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of October 11, 1989.

 

 

Tina C. Frappier

Acting Clerk of the Commission