APD Use of Force Incidents 2020 Q1&2

Zachary Stewart filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA.
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Zachary Stewart


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records relating to use of force reports as described under APD.SOP.3010 (linked below). Restrict the time period for all records to January 1, 2020 through June 15, 2020. Records may include, but not limited to:

- Use of Force Reports (Form APD 809)
- All complaints relating to use of force incidents
- All monthly lists of all incidents with a “17F” pull-in as maintained by the Communications Section
- All dash camera footage relating to use of force incidents
- All body camera footage relating to use of force incidents
- Any other video or photographic material relating to use of force incidents
- All electronic communications (such as email) relating to use of force incidents

https://www.atlantapd.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=3273

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Zachary Stewart

From: Atlanta Police Department

Zachary,

We appreciate your patience. We are working our way through hundreds of ORR requests from the past month. Due to the impact of these requests on our central records division, I have been advised that the earliest we can deliver these files, is on or after July 17th. I was also informed that some of these files cannot be sent via email and that you may have to pick them up. I, or someone from our public affairs team, will update you when the files are sent to us. We will alert you of costs (if any) once we hear back from that unit.

Rhonda E. Frost

Deputy Director, Public Affairs Unit

Atlanta Police Department

226 Peachtree St. SW

Atlanta, GA 30303

(C)470-316-2340

(O)404-546-2681

From: Zachary Stewart

As with my other request (use of force incidents in Q3&4 of 2019) I would like to revise this request to exclude video footage, but still include the following:

- All complaints relating to use of force incidents (already completed)
- Use of Force Reports (Form APD 809)
- All monthly lists of all incidents with a “17F” pull-in as maintained by the Communications Section
- All electronic communications (such as email) relating to use of force incidents

Thank you

From: Atlanta Police Department

Zachary,

We have received your follow-up inquiry. We will get back to you once we get the records. We will also provide an estimate of fees at that time. Your request for “All electronic communications (such as email) relating to the use of force incidents” is unattainable. It is overly broad. We can do keyword searches citywide or by an individual. The cost to pull emails is either $95 or $175 depending on the complexity. There could be additional fees depending on the density of the email pulls.

Rhonda E. Frost

Deputy Director, Public Affairs Unit

Atlanta Police Department

226 Peachtree St. SW

Atlanta, GA 30303

(C)470-316-2340

(O)404-546-2681

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