Investigatory File of In-Custody Death of Tyrone West

Open Justice Baltimore filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
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20 1600



From: Open Justice Baltimore

To Whom It May Concern:

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

We are requesting the full investigatory file pertaining to the in-custody death of Tyrone West on July 18, 2013. We are seeking all reports associated with complaint number 134G8603 and IAD case number 13P299. This request includes, but is not limited to, any incident reports, follow-up reports, Form 95 administrative reports, witness interviews and statements, BPD officer interviews and statements, Morgan State officer interviews and statements, KGA audio, CAD reports, CCTV footage, footage from witness cameras, Foxtrot footage, EMT reports, OCME reports, logs detailing all officers on scene, ECU chain of custody logs, evidence submission forms, property forms, and scene photographs.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Open Justice Baltimore

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Muckrock:

This is an acknowledgement of your request below, for public information, submitted to the Document Compliance Unit ("DCU") of the Baltimore Police Department ("BPD"). Your request is governed by the Maryland Public Information Act ("PIA"), Maryland Code, General Provisions Article ("GP"), Sections 4-101 et seq. DCU will process your request promptly. However, our response may take longer than ten (10) working days, the reasons for which may include the scope of your request, the type and volume of potentially responsive records, and the nature of the search, review, and preparation that is required. In any event, DCU will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. GP § 4-203.

DCU will contact you with the availability of records and the possible costs associated with this request, as soon as the information is made available by the Custodian of Records. Likewise, if DCU and/or the Custodian of Records need you to clarify your request, DCU will contact you promptly.
Please understand the because of COVID-19 the Baltimore Police Department is working under a state of emergency and under staffed. Document Compliance Unit Staff and many nonessential administrative personnel are mandated to work remotely. We will work diligently to respond to your request as quickly as possible. Please be patient; response to document requests may take longer than normal.

Please refer to tracking # MPIA 20 1600 in any subsequent correspondence pertaining to this matter. All follow up correspondence should be made in writing and submitted to the DCU's e-mail:<>.

P/O Rico Calcitrai
Baltimore Police Department
Document Compliance Unit
Legal Affairs Division
242 W. 29th Street
Baltimore Maryland, 21211<>
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  • Request for complete file for Tyrone West in custody death MPIA 20 1600

From: Baltimore Police Department

Good afternoon,

Please find attached the Baltimore Police Department's response in regards to your MPIA request with tracking number 20-1600.

Kind regards,

Dana Abdul Saboor
Baltimore Police Department
Legal Affairs
Document Compliance Unit
242 W. 29th Street
Baltimore Maryland, 21211

From: Baltimore Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.