BLM comms (Atlanta Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA .
Multi Request BLM comms
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Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Atlanta Police Department

Ms. Best,

You will need to indicate specific individuals in order for us to perform a search for these records. Our department has more than 2,000 employees. We turn over email requests to our information management team. They need names of specific individuals to search. Failing that, they can only search ALL city of Atlanta employees (not just police department). Let us know if this is the route you want to go and we will advise you of associated costs. Thank you.

Carlos Campos
Director, Public Affairs Unit
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(O): 404-546-4283
(C): 404-617-4323
cacampos@atlantaga.gov<mailto:cacampos@atlantaga.gov>

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