Confidential Informants and Information

Grace Raih filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Current Guidebooks, training manuals, rules, or regulations, about conducting confidential informant operations or intelligence gathering that are distributed to informants, those preparing to conduct operations, or those who are currently under cover.

The number of search warrants issued based on information provided by confidential informants. Please limit this portion of the request to FY2013 - FY2016.

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.


Grace Raih


Dear Grace Raih,
Thank you for your e-mail to the City of Austin. Your request is being processed.
Consistent with the Texas Public Information Act, you can expect communication from the City of Austin within 10 business days after the date the information was requested.
The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure that the information you have requested is made available to you in a timely manner. However, depending on the scope of the request and the time required to research and compile the information, should the City of Austin not be readily able to produce the information you have requested, the communication you receive may indicate items such as:
Thus, please note that the communication you can expect to receive does not necessarily mean responsive information you have requested will be available within the 10 business days.
For more information about the Public Information Act visit the City of Austin website at (

Thank you,
PIO Public Information Specialist


APD has received your below public information request. The information you are requesting is not releasable as it contains law enforcement sensitive information and we are not able to release anything that would interfere with operations. Would you like to withdraw your request or seek and AG ruling?

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

From: Austin Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Austin Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Austin Police Department

Please see attached responsive info. This request will be closed.