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    Civilian Review Board

    Date: 9/8/2011
    Title: City Hall, 165 Church Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Rm 2
    Description: Meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll.
    A. Roll Call

    9 Present: Mary Blair, Barbara Carroll, Catherine Gootkin, Frank Cochran, Wayne Hobbs, Evelise Ribeiro, George E. Carter, Maureen O’Sullivan-Best, Leslie Radcliffe

    4 Absent: Deborah Davis, Moses Nelson, Robert Spirito, Shirley Wayne-Washington

    Attendees: Reginald Thomas, Consultant; Captain Denise Blanchard, NHPD OIC Internal Affairs; Roderick Williams, Assistant Corporation Counsel
    B. Introduction of Guests
    None

    C. Reading of Minutes
    Previous meeting minutes were amended to reflect Evelise Ribeiro’s absence. Motion to approve made by Mary Blair. Seconded by George E. Carter; motion passed with Evelise Ribeiro abstaining.

    D. Reading of Agenda
    Motion to accept minutes by George E. Carter, seconded by Wayne Hobbs; passed unanimously.

    E. New Business
    Discussion on quorum formula tabled; no discussion on revision.

    Election process was discussed; motion was made by Evelise Ribeiro to use mail system as done in the past; seconded by Mary Blair. Maureen O’Sullivan-Best opposed.

    Discussion on recruitment and discussion on retention needs and methodology.

    Management Team reports will only include questions regarding the CRB or events of interest to the Board.

    Bylaws committee to meet before next regular CRB meeting.

    F. Unfinished Business
    There was discussion about the fundraiser for CRB member Shirley Wayne Washington who is still out sick and rehabilitating.

    G. Reports from CRB Members
    Board of Aldermen report by representative on taser usage (handout); discussion followed.

    Review panel report and discussions.

    H. Report from Internal Affairs
    Captain Blanchard dictated the number of closed cases for August and the number of cases taken in for the same month. A comparison was made between August 2011 and August 2010. Captain Blanchard went on to discuss the reporting capabilities of IA Pro and gave one handout to the Chair.

    Additionally, there was discussion about the following: vacation issues within IA; staffing issues within unit; upcoming assignment of a new OIC of Internal Affairs expected to occur in the near future and the relocation of IA is scheduled to occur by 2012.

    Adjournment
    A motion to adjourn was made by Catherine Gootkin; seconded by Frank Cochran; approved unanimously.
    The next Civilian Review Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th, 6:00 p.m., at the New Haven Police Department, One Union Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room.


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