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    Civilian Review Board

    Date: 6/10/2010
    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.

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