The last Public Safety Commission meeting, on September 19 came to a screeching halt when Chairman and Common Council member Bob Santangelo stalked out of the meeting after resident Sal Caracoglia accused Santangelo of having a conflict of interest in a matter on the Commission's agenda.
With Santangelo gone, the Commission was without a quorum (members Tom Serra and Hope Kasper had left earlier, when Caracoglia first began speaking during the public hearing portion of the meeting.) Though there was still business to discuss on the agenda, the meeting abruptly ended with Commission member Santangelo exiting, and Common Council member Phil Pessina stating, for the public record that the meeting was ended improperly. Two high school students, monitoring the meeting for their class were in attendance, along with representatives from the Middletown Police and Fire Departments.
The video below, obtained recently by the Middletown Eye in a Freedom of Information request to the Police Department, shows the pertinent segment of the meeting.