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    Civilian Review Board

    Date: 3/12/2009
    Title: New Haven Police Department, One Union Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room
    MARCH 12, 2008

    The meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll at 6:00 p.m.

    A. Roll Call/Attendance by Mary Blair

    12 Present 3 Absent 1 Vacancy

    B. Opening Remarks

    City of New Haven Chief Administrative Officer Robert Smuts discussed prospective efforts to fund and hire a part-time coordinator for a maximum of 19 hours per week.

    In the meantime, Brenda Pantelis will assist with copies of notes and posting of minutes to the website. Questions posed to Mr. Smuts included whether the Executive Board will have a role in the hiring of the new coordinator and who will help the new coordinator with training. Case reports will now be managed by Captain Peterson and Barbara Carroll.

    C. Approval of Agenda

    Motion to accept agenda made by Mary Blair, seconded by Cathy Gootkin; unanimous approval.

    D. Coordinator's Report

    The Coordinator’s Report will now be referred to as the Internal Affairs Report in the future.

    E. Internal Affairs (IA) Remarks

    Captain Joanne Peterson provided information on training for the Police Academy Class and solicited names of board members interested in participating. Regarding the reading of closed cases, Captain Peterson remarked that someone is available in Internal Affairs during the evening or on Saturdays upon request and mutual schedule coordination.

    F. Open Floor

    No comments

    G. Subcommittee Reports

    Board of Police Commissioners: Evelise Ribeiro spoke about the Board.
    Nacole: Shirley W. Washington spoke of an October meeting to be held in Texas.
    Policy and Procedure Committee: Maureen O’Sullivan will reschedule another meeting.
    *It was noted that sub-committee minutes will be attached to CRB minutes.
    A question was raised regarding Board members’ need to fill out an annual disclosure form.
    Attorney Roderick Williams from corporation counsel agreed to research the matter.

    H. Unfinished Business

    A question was posed regarding the absence of the coordinator from City Hall: what happens to a resident who approaches the Civilian Review Board office door in City Hall – to whom are they to be directed?
    Barbara Carroll will speak with CAO Robert Smuts for answers.

    I. New Business


    12 Present 3 Absent 1 Vacancy

    William Bixby Frank Cochran Board of Aldermen
    Mary Blair Sarah McIver
    Barbara Carroll Juanita Wright
    Catherine Gootkin
    Wayne Hobbs
    Reverend Walter Johnson, Jr.
    Maureen O’Sullivan
    Evelise Ribeiro
    Kathleen Smith-Bogan
    Robert Spirito
    Ann Tramontana
    Shirley Wayne Washington

    Staff: Roderick Williams, Assistant Corporation Counsel

    Guests: Robert Smuts, Chief Administrative Officer, City of New Haven
    Captain Joann Peterson, OIC, IA

    Motion to adjourn made by Robert Spirito; seconded by Mary Blair; approved unanimously.

    The next regular monthly meeting of the Civilian Review Board is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2009, at New Haven City Hall, 165 Church Street, Second Floor Meeting Room #1, at 6:00 p.m..

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