BLM comms (Albuquerque Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Albuquerque Police Department of Albuquerque, NM .
Tracking #

20-3780

Multi Request BLM comms
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

Your first City of Albuquerque record request (request number #20-3780) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #20-3780.

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-3780:

Hello:

 

On June 8, 2020, we received your request which stated as follows:

 

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

 

Although we are acknowledging this request by this correspondence, we have determined your request is “excessively burdensome” and my office respectfully requests an “additional reasonable period of time” to complete the request. NMSA 1978, § 14-2-10.  We have deemed your request “excessively burdensome” because at this time various City offices are closed or functioning at limited capacity.  We are working to fulfill requests where possible and may be able to fulfill your request sooner.  However, some requests may take 45-60 days. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nyvia Barraza

IPRA Specialist for APD/IPRA Supervisor

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-3780:

Good Morning Ms. Best, 

 

For the letters and memo's portion of your request, please advise whom they may have been addressed to. Your request is too vague for my office to conduct a reasonable search. 

 

For the email portion of your request, please provide the following:

* Name(s) of City Employee(s) or their email address(es)

* Key term(s) or phrase(s)

* Time frame

If my office has not heard back from you by 06/12/2020, I will limit your request to emails and will run the following search: 

 

Mail box: All

Time frame: 05/01/2020 - 06/08/2020

Key terms/phrases: 

 

 "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia"

 

Sincerely, 

 

 

Nyvia Barraza

IPRA Specialist for APD/IPRA Supervisor

 

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-3780:

Ms. Best,

We will need a deposit for the electronic media containing the emails of 8.99.  Please mail a check for 8.99 to our office.  Upon receipt of the check, we will begin processing the responsive emails.  If we do not receive the deposit by October 9, 2020 we may be forced to close your request.

Sincerely,

Ethan Watson

City Clerk

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A document has been released for record request #20-3780 along with the following message:

Ms. Best,

 

An invoice for the deposit has been released to you.  The correct amount of the deposit is $7.99 not $8.99 as previously sent to you.

Apologies for an confusion.

 

Sincerely,

Nyvia BarrazaIPRA Specialist for APD/IPRA Supervisor

* NR# 20-3780 DEPOSIT INVOICE.xls

Document links are valid for one month.
After October 30, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

Record request #20-3780 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Ms. Best,

We have sent you messages requesting a deposit before we proceed with processing this matter.  We have not received any response or received the requested deposit.  We are now closing this request. 

Sincerely,

Ethan Watson

City Clerk

 

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