Title: New Haven Police Department, 1 Union Ave, 3rd Floor Conf Room
CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD
AUGUST 14, 2008
NEW HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
ONE UNION AVENUE
3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
The meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll
Barbara Carroll began the meeting with a recommended agenda change to move Item F, Open Floor, after Rollcall.
A. Rollcall/Attendance by Mary Blair
Present 13 Absent 2 Vacancy 1
F. Open Floor
Introduction of Chief James Lewis. Chief Lewis spoke about his background in policing and his experience with complaint review and discipline. There was Q&A with the CRB members.
Introduction of Sergeant Steven Woznyk of the Yale Police Department. Sergeant Woznyk gave an overview of the Yale complaint process. There was Q&A with the CRB members
B. Approval of Agenda
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Robert Spirito; seconded by Catherine Gootkin; approved unanimously.
C. Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Robert Spirito to table approval of the July 10, 2008 minutes; seconded by Maureen O'Sullivan; approved unanimously.
D. Coordinator's Remarks
A motion to accept the July and August Coordinator's Reports was made by Ann Tramontana; seconded by Reverend Walter Johnson; approved unanimously.
E. Internal Affairs Remarks
Captain Joann Peterson reported the case number assignment is at 118. There was a Q&A with the CRB members.
G. Subcommittee Reports
H. Unfinished Business
I. New Business
Jane Mills, of the Beaver Hill Management Team, announced her resignation from the Civilian Review Board and distributed a letter of resignation dated August 13, 2008 effective at the conclusion of today's meeting (8/14/08).
Reverend Walter Johnson, Jr.
Absent: Shirley Wayne Washington, Sarah McIver
Vacancy: Board of Aldermen
Staff: Reginald Thomas, Civilian Review Board Coordinator
Roderick Williams, Assistant Corporation Counsel
Guests: Chief James Lewis
Captain Joann Peterson, OIC, Internal Affairs
Sergeant Rachael Ross, Internal Affairs
Sergeant Craig A. Guglielmo, Internal Affairs
Sergeant Steven Woznyk, Yale University Police Department
Vincent Vitkowksy, New Haven Independent
Motion to adjourn made by Robert Spirito; seconded by Catherine Gootkin; approved unanimously.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Civilian Review Board is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2008, at the New Haven Police Department, One Union Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room, at 6:00 p.m.