Masked LEOs (Albuquerque Police Department)

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

21-7255

Multi Request Masked LEOs
Status
Completed

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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:

1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.

2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.

3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.

4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1).

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 North-Best

From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

Your first City of Albuquerque record request (request number #21-7255) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Greetings:

 

We have received your request for public records and will begin processing your request. This correspondence is intended to acknowledge your request and alert you that it may take up to fifteen days to process your request. NMSA 1978 14-2-8(D). We will be in contact with you as we process your request if we need additional information or if it appears that your request is excessively burdensome and broad.

Please be advised, if you are requesting lapel and/or 911 audio from the Albuquerque Police Department (APD), your request may take a significant amount of time to review and provide the records. In lieu of the 911 audio, my office can provide the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD). The CAD provides information of when the call was received, when and what officers were dispatched, and a description of what happens throughout the incident. In addition, please keep in mind a 5 minute lapel video can take up to 20 minutes to review depending on the type of redactions that are necessary to complete. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know the status of your request, and please communicate all questions and status updates via NextRequest.

You may access your request by signing into your NextRequest profile at the following website: 

 https://nextrequest.cabq.gov/users/sign_in

 

 If you have not created a profile, go to the following link: 

 https://nextrequest.cabq.gov/sign_in_help

Sincerely,

 

Ethan Watson

City Clerk

Request #21-7255.

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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 #21-7255:

Dear Requester:

 

This correspondence concerns your IPRA request. Please be advised upon further review, we have determined your request is “excessively burdensome and broad,” 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 as “excessively burdensome or broad” because we need additional time to identify whether we have responsive records, gather any such records, and review them.

We will continue to update you on our progress. We will promptly contact you as soon as records become available for your inspection or pick up.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Office of the 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 #21-7255 along with the following message:

Dear Ms. Best:

 

This email will serve to provide you a status update on your public records request dated September 14, 2021. We have responsive information to part 1 of your request. My office is still searching for and attempting to locate documents responsive to numbers 2-4.

 

 The APD special order is available for download below. Please note we will need a deposit with regard to the remaining items of 8.99. Please forward the deposit to our office at 600 Second St. NW, STE 720, Albuquerque, NM 87102. If we do not receive your deposit by October 6, 2021, we may be forced to close your request.

If you have any issues, please contact the City Clerk's office at (505) 924-3650 for assistance in troubleshooting. 

  

Thank you for your patience. 

 

Sincerely, 

Ethan Watson

City Clerk

Office of the City Clerk

* SO 21-91-1.pdf

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

Record request #21-7255 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Ms. North-Best,

We have not received a response to our request for a deposit. As a result, we are now closing this request. If you would like to submit a request in the future, please do so via NextRequest.

Sincerely,

Ethan Watson

City Clerk

 

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