Title: City Hall, 165 Church Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room #2
Description: Meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll at 6:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks Assistant Chief Tobin Hensgen introduced himself and spoke about his background.
A. Roll call/Attendance by Mary Blair
7 Present: Mary Blair, Barbara Carroll, Catherine Gootkin, Frank Cochran, Wayne Hobbs, Robert Spirito, Maureen O’Sullivan-Best
6 Absent: George E. Carter, Doug Hausladen, Reverend Walter Johnson, Jr., Almeta Hudson, Evelise Ribeiro, Shirley Wayne-Washington
Staff: Reginald Thomas, CRB Consultant
Guests: Assistant Chief Tobin Hensgen, Captain Denise Blanchard, Ms. Branson (Fairfield County)
B. Agenda Review
Motion to accept the agenda was made by Frank Cochran, seconded by Mary Blair; unanimous approval.
C. Review of Minutes
Motion to accept minutes were made by Bob Spirito, seconded by Wayne Hobbs; unanimous approval.
D. Report from Internal Affairs – Captain Blanchard synopsis:
11 closed cases including one from 2009 and two from 2008.
January – May, 69 civilian complaints received
Staff levels for Internal Affairs are: 1 Captain, 3 Sergeants, 1 Detective
E. Case Review Assignments
Barbara Carroll assigned cases to Panels A & B to read.
F. New Business
Assistant Chief Hensgen provided an overview of his concepts regarding the Civilian Review Board and the complaint process. The Assistant Chief entertained a Q&A and engaged in a general discussion with attendees.
G. Unfinished Business
H. Subcommittee Reports
Panels A & B have ongoing case review.
Douglas Hausladen is stepping down because of a change in residence.
Hardcopy By Laws to be distributed.
A motion to adjourn was made by Bob Spirito and seconded by Catherine Gootkin; approved unanimously.
Next meeting of the Civilian Review Board is scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM,
New Haven Police Department, One Union Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room.