Police Settlements (Albemarle County Police Department)

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Albemarle County Police Department of Albemarle County, VA.
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From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the Albemarle County police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the Albemarle County police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

From: Albemarle County Police Department

Mr. Breen,

I have received your request regarding information" Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the Albemarle County police department since 2016". I am responding by five business days by law. The address provided 411A Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144-2516 is out of the Commonwealth of Virginia and therefore, Pursuant to Section 2.2-3704 (A), the Albemarle County Police Department has no obligation to fulfill this request. If the requestor has a Commonwealth address please resend the request with the provided information.

Alison Wood
FOIA Specialist
Albemarle County Police Department
1600 5th Street Extended
Phone: (434) 972-4032

From: Shawn Breen

Ms. Wood,

Thank you. I am a journalist investigating matters of interest to Virginia residents. I represent multiple online magazines currently circulating in the state of Virginia. Should you wish to verify circulation you can do so at rth-media.blogspot.com Per Virginia state FOIA law, representatives of magazines with circulation in the state of Virginia can make requests for public information.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-freedom-of-information-act/

ยง 2.2-3704. - A.

"Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth,representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth"

Shawn Breen
Editor and publisher rth-media.blogspot.com

From: Albemarle County Police Department

Mr. Breen,

I have attached an extension for this documents.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

Alison Wood
FOIA Specialist
Albemarle County Police Department
1600 5th Street Extended
Phone: (434) 972-4032

From: Albemarle County Police Department

Mr. Breen,

Attaches is the response per your request.

Alison Wood
FOIA Specialist
Albemarle County Police Department
1600 5th Street Extended
Phone: (434) 972-4032

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