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    Civilian Review Board

    Date: 10/13/2011
    Title: New Haven Police Department, One Union Avenue, 3rd Floor Conf Rm
    Meeting was called to order by Barbara Carroll.

    A. Roll Call by Chair

    6 Present: Barbara Carroll, Wayne Hobbs, George E. Carter, Maureen O’Sullivan-Best, Robert Spirito, Shirley Wayne Washington

    7 Absent: Deborah Davis, Moses Nelson, Evelise Ribiero, Catherine Gootkin, Mary Blair, Frank Cochran, Leslie Radcliff

    Attendees: Captain Denise Blanchard, outgoing NHPD OIC Internal Affairs; Lieutenant Anthony Duff, NHPD OIC Internal Affairs; Assistant Chief, Petisha Adger, Professional Standards; Roderick Williams, Assistant Corporation Counsel

    B. Introduction of Guests
    Onora Best, QEMT, Melissa Mascari, The Connection Inc., Ian Cassell, ESMT

    - Assistant Chief Petisha Adger introduced herself to CRB.
    - Chair, Barbara Carroll read thank you card from Shirley Wayne Washington while waiting for quorum.

    C. Reading of Minutes
    Motion to approve made by Maureen O’Sullivan-Best. Seconded by Wayne Hobbs; motion passed.

    D. Reading of Agenda
    Motion to accept minutes by Wayne Hobbs, seconded by Maureen O’Sullivan-Best; passed unanimously.

    E. New Business
    Discussion regarding absenteeism. Letters to go to Dwight Management Team and Newhallville Management Team to replace CRB members.

    F. Unfinished Business
    Chairman of Bylaws Committee, Robert Spirito, presented updates for Bylaws.
    Questions again regarding quorum

    G. Reports from CRB Members
    Board of Aldermen report by representative O’Sullivan-Best: taser usage report to Public Safety prepared by a Yale legislative aide. One stolen taser.
    Review Panel A Chair, Robert Spirito, reported on cases read.
    Review Panel B Chair, Mary Blair was absent; no report.

    H. Report from Internal Affairs
    Captain Blanchard reported there were 13 cases closed for September. There were thirteen (13) new complaints filed this month compared to seventeen (17) for the same period in 2010.
    Several General Orders are done and signed by Board of Police Commissioners. When completed, GO’s will be in binder in IA for CRB.
    NHPD and NHFD to begin recruitment.
    - Lieutenant Duff spoke about his history with the New Haven Police Department and looking forward to this new position as OIC of Internal Affairs.

    Motion to adjourn was made by Wayne Hobbs; seconded by George Carter; approved unanimously.
    Next Civilian Review Board meeting - Thursday, November 10, 6:15pm, City Hall, 165 Church St, 2nd Floor.

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