FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests (Austin Police Department)

J Ader filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
Tracking #

R039695-061620

Multi Request FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests
Due July 17, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All internal notes, memos, bulletins, alerts, and emails created and/or received from 5/27/2020 to 6/12/2020 containing/mentioning any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin
- #JusticeforFloyd
- Justice for Floyd
- #JusticeforGeorge
- #BlackLivesMatter
- #BLM
- Black Lives Matter

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,

J Ader

From: Austin Police Department

Dear J Ader:

Thank you for your interest in the public records of the Austin Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 6/16/2020 and given the reference number R039695-061620 for tracking purposes.
Please be advised that the Austin Police Department’s Central Records Division receives over 2500 requests for information a month. These requests are processed in the order received, and we strive to respond to each request promptly, as required by law.
Please know that, as a result of the large volume of requests received, the anticipated timeframe for responding to your request is approximately 45-60 business days.
You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records requested. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you’ll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Austin Public Records Center.
Austin Police Department

From: Austin Police Department

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Good afternoon, requester,
APD cannot begin to process this request until you identify the APD employees whose emails you're interested in obtaining with those following terms.
We will wait for your clarification email.
Thank you,
APD PIO
512-974-5017

From: J Ader

Hello,

Here are the employee emails I am interested in obtaining with the following terms from my original request (R039695-061620):

larry.biegert@austintexas.gov
brian.huckaby@austintexas.gov
adam.garner@austintexas.gov
david.knutson@austintexas.gov
jay.mccormick@austintexas.gov
brent.kelly@austintexas.gov
jennifer.smith@austintexas.gov
benjamin.hornbuckle@austintexas.gov
ricardo.aguilar-lopez@austintexas.gov
albert.cortez@austintexas.gov
aric@austintexas.gov
julian.guzman@austintexas.gov
evonne.mcguirre@austintexas.gov
britney.sauer@austintexas.gov
aric.bilson@austintexas.gov
calvin.degraffenreid@austintexas.gov
sean.gorham@austintexas.gov
brian.laggos@austintexas.gov
amber.pearson@austintexas.gov
jeffery.joseph@austintexas.gov
juan.zaccheus@austintexas.gov
kimberly.wereley@austintexas.gov
lee.atchley@austintexas.gov
micaela.obledo@austintexas.gov
patricia.hom@austintexas.gov
brian.manley@austintexas.gov
brian.laggos@austintexas.gov

Let me know if you need any further information from my end.

Regards,
- J. Ader

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