FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Andrew Owens,

 

Complainant

 

 

against

 Docket # FIC 2002-185

Chief, Police Department,

City of New Haven,

 

 

Respondent

March 12, 2003

 

 

 

 

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on November 12, 2002, at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared, stipulated to certain facts and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.  During the course of the hearing, the parties reached the following terms, in resolution of this case:

 

1.  Forthwith, the respondent shall again search his records to determine the owner of record of a red four door 1992 Pontiac, plate number BLZ-681, which was towed by York Towing in New Haven on February 24, 1992.  Forthwith, the respondent shall also again search his records to determine to whom such vehicle was released.

 

2.  To the extent that the respondent keeps on file or maintains the records described in paragraph 1, above, he shall release them to the complainant forthwith.  To the extent that the respondent does not keep on file or maintain such records, he shall so inform the complainant by affidavit forthwith.

 

 

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

 

1.  Forthwith, the respondent shall again search his records to determine the owner of record of a red four door 1992 Pontiac, plate number BLZ-681, which was towed by York Towing in New Haven on February 24, 1992.  Forthwith, the respondent shall also again search his records to determine to whom such vehicle was released.

 

2.  To the extent that the respondent keeps on file or maintains the records described in paragraph 1, above, he shall release them to the complainant forthwith.  To the extent that the respondent does not keep on file or maintain such records, he shall so inform the complainant by affidavit forthwith.

 

3.  The respondent shall file with this commission within 10 days of the notice of final decision in this case an affidavit evidencing compliance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of this order.

 

 

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of

March 12, 2003.

 

 

________________________________________________

Dolores E. Tarnowski

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:

 

Andrew Owens

c/o Judy Cromwell

79 Kensington Street

New Haven, CT   06511

 

 

Chief, Police Department

City of New Haven

c/o Donna Chance Dowdie, Esq.

Corporation Counselís Office

165 Church Street

New Haven, CT   06510

 

 

 

________________________________________________

Dolores E. Tarnowski

Clerk of the Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIC/2002-185/FD/det/03182003