After 's regularly scheduled meeting amid a dispute with the over the use of former Town Attorney as an independent counsel, the East Haven Board of Police Commissioners will hold a special meeting tonight.
The meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m., will take place at the . The agenda is posted in the gallery that accompanies this article.
Cofrancesco — the town attorney under former Democratic Mayor April Capone — stepped down from her role as the board's attorney on May 8.
The move ended a with Republican Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr's administration over whether or not the board had the authority to hire its own .
In her letter to Assistant Town Attorney , Cofrancesco noted that although she believed the board does have the authority to hire its own attorney — outside of Town Attorney Joseph Zullo — she was stepping down in order to no longer "serve as a distraction from the important business the Police Commission must conduct on behalf of the Town.
Following the cancellation of the board's meeting last month, East Haven Interim Police Chief Brent Larrabee sent a letter to Police Commission Chairman Joseph Civitello as soon as possible to allow the board to make much-needed personnel decisions.
The action items on tonight's agenda include:
- To consider and act upon a new hiring process at the East Haven Police Department
- To consider and act upon the following policies: a. Motor Vehicle Inventory Policy b. Strip Search Policy c. Bias and Profiling Policy
- Discussion/Action regarding the hiring and interviewing of a Records Room Clerk for the East Haven Police Department.
- To consider and act upon the resignation of Officer Stanislaw Olensenko to become effective on April 30, 2012.
- To consider and act upon the retirement of Inspector Gaetano J. Nappi to become effective June 16, 2012. Supernumerary status is requested.
- To consider and act upon the retirement of Detective Daniel Gilhuly to become effective on June 16, 2012. Supernumerary status is requested.
- To consider and act upon the retirement of Captain Henry Butler to become effective on May 18, 2012. Supernumerary status is requested.
- To consider and act upon the retirement of Sergeant Bruce Scobie to become effective on June 2, 2012. Supernumerary status is requested.