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    Civilian Review Board

    Date: 8/14/2008
    Title: New Haven Police Department, 1 Union Ave, 3rd Floor Conf Room
    Description:
    CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD
    MEETING MINUTES
    AUGUST 14, 2008
    NEW HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
    ONE UNION AVENUE
    3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM


    The meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll

    Opening Remarks

    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

    None


    H. Unfinished Business

    None


    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).


    Present:
    William Bixby
    Mary Blair
    Barbara Carroll
    Catherine Gootkin
    Wayne Hobbs
    Reverend Walter Johnson, Jr.
    Jane Mills
    Maureen O’Sullivan
    Evelise Ribeiro
    Kathleen Smith-Bogan
    Robert Spirito
    Ann Tramontana
    Juanita Wright
    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.


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