Antifa and White Supremacist Groups (Austin Regional Intelligence Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Austin Regional Intelligence Center of Austin, TX.
Tracking # OR2017-26646
Status
Rejected

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The following request has a date range entirely of 1/1/17 to the date this request is processed.

Threat assessments, field reports, and intelligence updates, which have focused on the following groups:

-National Socialist Movement
-Antifa
-Vanguard America
-the Ku Klux Klan
-Traditionalist Worker Party
-Identity Evropa
-Oath Keepers
-III Percenters
-Proud Boys
-Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

An email search using the following keywords
"Antifa"
"Proud Boys"
"White Supremacist"
"White Nationalist"
"Anarchist"
"Occidental Dissent"
"Stormfront"
"Vanguard America"
"Identity Evropa"
"Ku Klu Klan"
"National Socialist Movement"
"Aryan Brotherhood of Texas"
"Oath Keepers"
"III Percenters"
"Traditional Worker Party"

As a member of the media I request a fee waiver. My work appears regularly on MuckRock.com and I will link my author's page here as well: https://www.muckrock.com/news/author/chwaltman/. I have freelanced several pieces to Motherboard a subsidiary of VICE Media which can be found at the following link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman, and I have also written for DeSmogBlog.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: APD PIO

Curtis,
This information is not releasable. Would you like to seek and AG ruling or withdraw this request?
Thanks

[APD badge with padding and line2]SPO Destiny Winston #6102
Austin Police Department

From: Austin Regional Intelligence Center

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Curtis Waltman

Ms. Winston,

I would like AG review yes. I believe while some of it is not releasable, less classified documents should be made available to the public like the current threat assessments for white supremacist groups, etc. If I need to write anything to help my case, just let me know how and when to submit it to the AG. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: APD PIO

Curtis,
Your request was submitted to the attorney general for review on 9/18. You should have received a letter from our City legal Department. It may take anywhere from 60 to 90 days to obtain a ruling.
Thanks

[APD badge with padding and line2]SPO Destiny Winston #6102
Austin Police Department

From: Austin Regional Intelligence Center

Curtis,
Please see attached. You were sent an email on 9-8-17. Then on October 5th I sent you another email advising you this request was sent to the attorney general.
Thanks

[APD badge with padding and line2]SPO Destiny Winston #6102
Austin Police Department

From: Austin Regional Intelligence Center

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Austin Regional Intelligence Center

Curtis,
The AG issued a ruling on 11/21/17 which allows the department to withhold the requested information.
Thanks

[APD badge with padding and line2]SPO Destiny Winston #6102
Austin Police Department

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