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    Civilian Review Board

    Date: 5/8/2008
    Title: City Hall, 165 Church Street, Second Floor, Meeting Room 2
    Description:
    CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD
    MEETING MINUTES
    MAY 8, 2008
    CITY HALL
    165 CHURCH STREET
    SECOND FLOOR, MEETING ROOM 2


    The meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll, Chair

    A. Rollcall/Attendance by Mary Blair

    11 Present 4 Absent 1 Vacancy

    B. Approval of Agenda

    Motion to accept agenda made by Robert Spirito, seconded by Mary Blair; unanimous approval.

    C. Approval of Minutes

    A motion was made by Mary Blair and seconded by Catherine Gootkin to accept the April 10, 2008 meeting minutes; unanimous approval.

    D. Coordinator's Report

    Motion to accept the CRB Coordinator’s Report was made by Catherine Gootkin, seconded by Ann Tramontana; approved unanimously.

    E. IVE Remarks

    None

    F. Open Floor

    Community Mediation handouts by Barbara Carroll with cost discussion and questions.

    Reminder about retirement dinner for Chief Francisco Ortiz on Monday, May 12th.

    G. Subcommittee Reports

    - Jane Mills will be the new member representative from Whalley/Edgewood/Beaver Hill.
    - Cathy Gootkin spoke about Saturday event in Westville Village.
    - Ann Tramontana discussed citizen complaints in regard to the Yale University Police Department. FOI ruling - Yale Police Department public entity. Discussion on Yale Police Department.

    Motion made by Maureen O'Sullivan to have clarification on Yale Police Department complaints; Bill Bixby seconded.

    Reverend Johnson spoke about developers for Science Park.

    Wayne Hobbs spoke about 911 Communications tour at One Union Avenue with ten persons from Fair Haven.

    Maureen O'Sullivan reported that elections in her area are this month.

    Bill Bixby noted that Dwight June 21st festival offered table to CRB for $10, 12-4:30 p.m.; CRB pamphlets are needed.

    Bylaws Committee report by Ann Tramontana. Section regarding Quorum needed to be six.

    Discussion on collection of complaints as they come in. Copy of complaint form to be requested from IV&E. Motion made by Bob Spirito to receive a copy of a complaint from at the time a complaint is filed. Seconded by Reverend Johnson. Opposed by Maureen O'Sullivan; Shirley Washington and Barbara Carroll abstained.

    Shirley Wayne Washington reported that the annual NACOLE conference is scheduled for October 27-30, 2008 in Cincinatti, Ohio. Professional standards development and code of ethics are the topics for this year.

    H. Unfinished Business

    Jane Mills and Wayne Hobbs are to attend the Citizens' Academy.

    I. New Business

    Motion made by Bill Bixby to discuss case distribution by e-files. Research on alternative for e-files of IVE with protocols. Maureen O'Sullivan seconded for discussion on e-files. Discussion on CRB review process and discussion of cases. Bill Bixby withdrew motion.

    11 Present:
    William Bixby
    Mary Blair
    Barbara Carroll
    Catherine Gootkin
    Wayne Hobbs
    Robin Hobson & Jane Mills
    Reverend Walter Johnson, Jr.
    Maureen O’Sullivan
    Robert Spirito
    Ann Tramontana
    Shirley Wayne Washington

    4 Absent: Sarah McIver, Evelise Ribeiro, Kathleen Smith-Bogan, Juanita Wright

    1 Vacancy: Board of Aldermen

    Staff: Reginald Thomas, Civilian Review Board Coordinator
    Roderick Williams, Assistant Corporation Counsel

    Guests: Barbara Fair


    Shirley Wayne Washington moved for Executive Session; seconded by Robert Spirito; approved unanimously.

    The next regular monthly meeting of the Civilian Review Board is scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the New Haven Department of Police Service, One Union Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chief's Conference Room.


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