|Multi Request||George Floyd protest equipment logs|
|Submitted||June 4, 2020|
|Due||June 18, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
1) Copies of all department documents--such as equipment request forms, inventory logs, etc.--detailing the number of chemical gas canisters (tear gas, pepper spray, etc.), rubber bullets, bean bag guns, long range acoustic devices (often known as sound cannons), riot gear (helmets, shields, etc.), flash bang grenades, stun grenades, and other non-lethal projectiles distributed to department personnel between the dates of May 20, 2020 and June 10, 2020.
2) Copies of all department documents detailing the number of chemical gas canisters (tear gas, pepper spray, etc.), rubber bullets, bean bag projectiles, flash bang grenades, stun grenades, and all other lethal and non-lethal projectiles expended between the dates of May 20, 2020 and June 10, 2020.
I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (evidence of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest.
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.
Dear Todd Feathers:
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 6/5/2020 and given the reference number R039113-060520 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
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 4, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #R039113-060520.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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