#StopCopCity Records

Andrew Free filed this request with the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Atlanta, GA.
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Awaiting Acknowledgement

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From: Andrew Free

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Any records referencing this August 11, 2021, article appearing in The Intercept: https://theintercept.com/2021/08/11/atlanta-police-training-center/, or its author.
2. Any records sent or received by the Mayor’s Office regarding Joyce Shepard’s Ordinance 21-O-0367. https://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?ID=24221&
3. Any records created on or after January 1, 2021, containing any of the following terms: “Old Atlanta Prison Farm”; “TAX PARCEL ID 15-081-08-001”; “LAND LOT 81”; “TAX PARCEL ID 15-081-08-002”; “ 3184 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD”; “Cop City”; “Atlanta Police Foundation”; or “DARC”.
4. Any records created on or after June 1, 2021, including emails, calendar entries or invitations, meeting minutes, messenger app messages, voicemails and other audio records, documents, or other agency records referencing the “Atlanta Police Foundation” or “APF”.

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,

Andrew Free

From: Andrew Free

Good afternoon,

Today is Thursday, August 19, 2021. I submitted my request on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Georgia law provides your office “a reasonable time not to exceed three business days” to make records available or provide a timetable for doing so.

Your office has done neither, in violation of O.C.G.A 50-18-71(b)(1)(A).

Please comply without further delay.

Thank you,

Andrew Free

From: Andrew Free

Good afternoon,

Today is Thursday, August 19, 2021. I submitted my request on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Georgia law provides your office “a reasonable time not to exceed three business days” to make records available or provide a timetable for doing so.

Your office has done neither, in violation of O.C.G.A 50-18-71(b)(1)(A).

Please comply without further delay.

Thank you,

Andrew Free

From: Andrew Free

Today is Friday, September 3, 2021. Your office is in ongoing violation of the Georgia Open Records Act’s requirement to promptly acknowledge receipt of my Open Records request and process it within the period allowed by Georgia law.

The vote on the proposal this request seeks information about is Tuesday evening, September 7, 2021. Monday is a federal and state holiday.

Your failure to respond within the time allowed by law has frustrated the public’s access to vital information regarding the proposal for the “Old Atlanta Prison Farm.”

Your office’s continuing refusal to respond consistent with your legal obligations will result in legal action, including a referral to the Georgia Attorney General’s Office with a request for issuance of a misdemeanor citation for obstructing access to records. (See, e.g., https://law.georgia.gov/press-releases/2019-02-11/carr-former-city-atlanta-employee-cited-open-records-act-violations)

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