New doc from FOI Commission
at bottom of this post
Point-Counterpoint: Klau v. Thibault on FOI – Rounds 1 & 2 ... bout suspended as peace breaks out in search of FOI reform ...
… Thibault response in comments section …
Updated column including reference to AAG O’Neill’s ethical woes posted at Danbury News Times, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Time 8-20-14; links at bottom of this post …
Original column via 21st Century Media CT Group
By Andy Thibault and Isaac Avilucea
We currently have a case in which state police wrongly withheld easily-retrievable public records. Their failure to produce public records promptly is colored by their alleged and phony rationale that the salient documents related to a pending case. They ultimately produced the records four months late, but, before the case was adjudicated.
Connecticut’s FOI law demands prompt production of documents. Generally, prompt means immediately unless the public agency can demonstrate that production of the public records would interfere with the normal course of business.
Regardless of any draft decision Streeter might put forward, his bias and negligence pose a dire warning for any lay complainants who appear before the FOI Commission going forward ...
Andy Thibault is a contributing editor and columnist for 21st Century Media’s Connecticut publications and the author of “more COOL JUSTICE.” He formerly served as a hearing officer and commissioner for the FOI Commission. Isaac Avilucea, a 2011 graduate of the University of New Mexico, joined the reporting staff of The Connecticut Law Tribune in August 2014 after covering cops, courts and schools for The Register Citizen.
via Hearst CT papers:
'Caveat Petitor! Let the Petitioner Beware!'
New document received from FOI Commission
Portentous? Cops get 2 present doc post-hearing b/c hearing record botched????
... Evidence presented by complainants, meanwhile, shut out ...