Title: City Hall, 165 Church Street, 2nd Floor Meeting Room #2
Description: Date: May 8, 2014
Title: NH City Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Status: ***** PENDING APPROVAL *****
The meeting was called to Order at 6:00pm.
Present: Barbara Carroll, Wayne Hobbs, Lena Largie, Cathy Gootkin, George E. Carter, Robert Spirito, Evette Hamilton, BoA
Absent: Frank Cochran, Noemi Rivera, Bianca Bowles
Guests: Corporation Counsel, Roderick Williams, Sgt. Jason Minardi, Internal Affairs OIC and Debra Sullo, Internal Affairs Admin.
The minutes of the April 2104 meeting were approved after a brief discussion.
Internal Affairs Report:
Sgt. Minardi advised the Board of personnel currently in the Internal Affairs department.
Sgt. Minardi reported 3 closed C cases, 1 closed I cases. There have been 36 civilian complaints and 7 internal complaints to date in 2014. Cases now being assigned on a rotation basis as they come in.
Sgt. Minardi reported that, beginning June 1, 2014, IA will give the IA report to the CRB based on a full month however will send notification to the CRB Chair of cases as they are closed so that cases can be assigned throughout the month.
Sgt. Minardi will require an email memo from Supervisors when cases are Sent to Patrol and it will be placed in the file.
A Notice of Disposition will be sent to the CRB office.
Sgt. Minardi will verify that the close out letter to complainant is in the IA file when signing off on the investigation.
FBI found NHPD innocent of recent case using a racial slur over police radio.
More officers to be trained on IA Pro so that multiple-like complaints against a same officer will result in early intervention and will be reported at the CRB meeting.
Old files in IA are being purged.
CRB members turned in review forms. Dates on forms and procedures were discussed.
Nominations for Secretary will be at the June CRB meeting with a Special Election in July.
A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved unanimously.
The next meeting of the Civilian Review Board is scheduled for 6:00pm Thursday June 12, 2014 at New Haven Police Department, 1 Union Avenue, in Chiefs conference room.
Submitted by: Wayne Hobbs (acting Secretary)