FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION
Jose Arcia,  
  Complainant  
  against   Docket #FIC 2010-255

Chief, Police Department,

City of Hartford; and

Police Department,

City of Hartford,

 
  Respondents April 13, 2011
       

           

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on February 18, 2011, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared, stipulated to certain facts, and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.   The complainant, who is incarcerated, appeared via teleconference, pursuant to the January 2004 memorandum of understanding between the Commission and the Department of Correction.  See  Docket No. CV 03-0826293, Anthony Sinchak v. FOIC et al, Superior Court, J.D. of Hartford at Hartford, Corrected Order dated January 27, 2004 (Sheldon, J.).

 

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 April 19, 2010, the complainant appealed to the Commission, alleging that the respondents denied his March 24, 2010 request for public records.  

 

            3.  It is found that, by letter dated March 24, 2010, the complainant requested records concerning his arrest and conviction, and concerning police policies and procedures.

 

            4.  It is found that the respondents provided all responsive records that either existed or were within their custody or control.

 

            5.  It is concluded that the respondents did not violate the FOI Act as alleged.

 

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

 

            1.  The complaint is dismissed.

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of April 13, 2011.

 

 

 

__________________________

Petrea A. Jones

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:

 

Jose Arcia, #320962

Carl Robinson Correctional Institution

285 Shaker Road

Enfield, CT 06082

 

Chief, Police Department,

City of Hartford; and

Police Department,

City of Hartford

c/o Nathalie Feola-Guerrieri, Esq.

City of Hartford Corporation Counsel

550 Main Street, Room 303

Hartford, CT 06103

and

Henri Alexandre, Esq.

Crumbie Law Group, LLC

280 Trumbull Street, 21st Floor

Hartford, CT 06103

 

 

 

____________________________

Petrea A. Jones

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

 

 

 

FIC/2010-255/FD/paj/4/14/2011