11. December 2010 11:00
A few letters were mailed today. One is to the Wallingford Police Department, one version is to the Old Saybrook Police Department.
Old Saybrook FOI Letter
Wallingford FOI Letter
These letters were sent certified mail with return receipts. Both of these police departments have proven to be non-responsive or resistant to supply information in the past, so I am covering my bases.
The letters were also sent to the mayor of Wallingford, First Selectman of Old Saybrook and the town clerk of each just for the record. I didn't feel it necessary to make these certified mail as well.
It looks like these should all arrive on Monday, and I will post the return receipts when I get them.
I will give each department one week to contact me before I contact them and find out what is going on. They need to abide by the law here and get me this information. In the past, I have had nothing but problems with Lt. Mikulski providing information that he is supposed to be provide in accordance to the law. It is sad that a citizen has to be the one to look up statutes and explain them to records divisions in police departments so that they can get public records that they are entitled to.
This will not be the same as those incidents. They need to step up their game and make sure they do things correctly. We will see if they can do things correctly.