Baltimore Police Department General Orders

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
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MPIA 15 795

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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

The following General Orders:
- K-15: Use-of-Force
- J-15: Automated License Plate Readers
- 1016: Video Recording of Police
- J-17 Cell Phone Searches
- 720 GLBT involved incidents
- H-4 Freedom of Speech, Rioting or Inciting to Riot

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.


CJ Ciaramella

From: DCU


December 30, 2015

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CJ Ciaramella<>

DEPT MR 23115
PO Box 55819

Mr Ciaramella,
You have made a request for public records pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq, to the Baltimore Police Department (“BPD”). You have request the Following General Orders:

- K-15: Use-of-Force
- J-15: Automated License Plate Readers
- 1016: Video Recording of Police
- J-17 Cell Phone Searches
- 720 GLBT involved incidents
- H-4 Freedom of Speech, Rioting or Inciting to Riot
Pursuant to General Provisions Article, § 4-206 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the official custodian of public records may charge an applicant a reasonable fee for the search for, preparation of, and reproduction of a public records. This provision reflects a legislative judgment that the taxpayers need not subsidize PIA requesters (except for the first two hours of search and preparation time, which are free to the requester under SG §10- 621(c)). See 81 Opinion of the Attorney General 154(1996).

The cost to produce General Orders is $10.00 for each General Orders. You have listed six (6) General Orders. If you would like a copy of the 6 General Orders remit check or money order in the amount of $60.00 payable to the Director of Finance; mail the payment to the Baltimore Police Department’s Office Legal Affairs, 100 N Holiday St., Room 100, Baltimore, Md. 21202 If this office does not receive payment within 30 days of the date of this letter, this file will be closed. Please refer to tracking # MPIA 15 795 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter.

Thank You

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department

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