Jada Denita Lambert Missing Person and Murder Investigation Files

Brendan Kenny filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
Tracking # MPIA-15-663
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From: Brendan Kenny

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request all documents relating to the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Woodlawn resident Jada Denita Lambert in April 1998.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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 30 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brendan Kenny

From: DCU

Please see the attached response letter

Thank You

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
410 396 2395

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From: Brendan Kenny

This responds to your 11/7/15 letter answering my request for documents related to Jada Denita Lambert's murder. Here are the details you requested:

1. The police report number or complaint number (cc #) and judicial case number:
-Complaint #: 4E00295
-Judicial case #: 103009021
2. The victim’s name: Jada Denita Lambert
3. Suspects name (name charged under) and date of birth:
-Name: ROY SHARONNIE Davis III; DOB: 10/17/53
4. The date and location of the offense:
-Date: 4/3/98
-Location: Unknown
5. Type of offense: MURDER-1ST DEGREE/BEG/RAPE/SOD ETC

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Brendan Kenny

From: Brooks, Wayne

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Via E-mail

November 23, 2015

Brendan Kenny
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22272
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
E-Mail requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Homicide of Jada Denita Lambert

Dear Mr. Kenny

Thank you for providing the additional information. Based on the information you have provided in your request, the BPD believes that the records you request are filed under Central Complaint # 984E00295 which relates to a 1998 homicide. The Commanding Officer of the Homicide Section maintains investigation files for most homicide investigations. Other Custodian(s) of Records may maintain related records associated with this incident. This office will forward your request to the appropriate custodian(s). Once all responsive documents are located, this office will contact you with the estimated costs associated with this request as allowed by General Provisions Article, § 4-206 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

If you do not believe the incident under Central Complaint # 984E00295is the incident for which you seek records please contact this office within 10 days of the date of this correspondence. If this office does not receive a response indicating otherwise, the BPD will assume that you are seeking records related to Central Complaint # 984E00295. Please refer to tracking # MPIA 15-663 in any subsequent correspondence regarding this matter.

Thank You

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
410 396 2395

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may be a privileged and confidential attorney/client communication, or otherwise confidential, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are notified that any distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Legal Affairs Division immediately by telephone at 410-396-2496 and DELETE the message from your system immediately. Thank you.

The materials in this e-mail are private and may contain sensitive law enforcement information. Please note that e-mail is not necessarily confidential or secure. Use of e-mail constitutes your acknowledgment of these confidentiality and security limitations. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited as covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender via telephone or return e-mail.

From: DCU

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Via E-Mail

January 12, 2015

Brendan Kenny
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22272
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
E-Mail requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Homicide of Jada Denita Lambert

Dear Mr. Kenny

The detective in the Homicide Section have done a search of the archives. The 1998 homicide file for 984E00295 could not be located. The Custodian of Records for the Homicide Section can to provide the Lotus Notes (electronic file with progress reports, recap and case synopsis). The Custodian of Records for Central Records can provide the Offense report for 984E00295. I will ask Custodian of Records for the Laboratory Section to provide any available Laboratory reports. The available records consist of approximately 50-100 pages.

The normal cost of reproducing a criminal investigation records this size is $40.00. The normal time expended on file this size for a MPIA request for research, location, correspondence, and preparation of documents by the investigation unit for records that are considered public records is between 2-3 hours. The review for the protection and removal of documents in the files not considered public records by law or exception by the legal staff estimated at 1-2 hours and is in addition to the cost of the documents. Staff billable time is $50.00 per hour. These are normal charges allowed by law. These are the cost to the taxpayers associated with processing your MPIA request. The Baltimore Police Department estimates the total staff time to be 3 hours at $ 50.00 per hour. The first two hour to process this request will not be billed. Staff time is $ $50.00 and the case file is $40.00, total fees $90.00.

If you would like a copy of the available documents remit a check or money order in the amount of $90.00 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 thirty days of the date of this letter, this file will be closed. Please refer to tracking # MPIA 15 663 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter.

Sincerely,

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
DCU@Baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@Baltimorepolice.org>

Thank You

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
410 396 2395

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may be a privileged and confidential attorney/client communication, or otherwise confidential, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are notified that any distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Legal Affairs Division immediately by telephone at 410-396-2496 and DELETE the message from your system immediately. Thank you.

The materials in this e-mail are private and may contain sensitive law enforcement information. Please note that e-mail is not necessarily confidential or secure. Use of e-mail constitutes your acknowledgment of these confidentiality and security limitations. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited as covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender via telephone or return e-mail.

From: Brooks, Wayne

The records for this re4quest have been placed on a CD and will be placed in the mail today. The address I have is:

Brendan Kenny
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22272
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank You

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may be a privileged and confidential attorney/client communication, or otherwise confidential, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are notified that any distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Legal Affairs Division immediately by telephone at 410-396-2496 and DELETE the message from your system immediately. Thank you.

The materials in this e-mail are private and may contain sensitive law enforcement information. Please note that e-mail is not necessarily confidential or secure. Use of e-mail constitutes your acknowledgment of these confidentiality and security limitations. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited as covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender via telephone or return e-mail.

From: Baltimore Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Baltimore Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Brendan Kenny

Thank you for providing the Lotus Notes from the Jada Lambert homicide case (Central Complaint # 984E00295; Tracking # MPIA 15-663). I do have a question.

In your January 12, 2016 letter you stated: "The 1998 homicide file for 984E00295 could not be located." Is the Baltimore Police Department saying that the entire homicide file is missing?

Please confirm.

Thanks,
-Brendan

From: Brooks, Wayne

The 1998 Detective’s case file was not located. The Case file is comprised of copies of original records that are maintained by a number of custodians. By gathering Lotus Notes (electronic file with progress reports, recap and case synopsis), offense report, Laboratory reports and Evidence chain of custody reports a large part of the file was be recreated.

Sincerely,

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
100 N Holiday St., Room 100,
Baltimore, Md. 21202
DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this e-mail message may be a privileged and confidential attorney/client communication, or otherwise confidential, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are notified that any distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Legal Affairs Division immediately by telephone at 410-396-2496 and DELETE the message from your system immediately. Thank you.

The materials in this e-mail are private and may contain sensitive law enforcement information. Please note that e-mail is not necessarily confidential or secure. Use of e-mail constitutes your acknowledgment of these confidentiality and security limitations. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited as covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender via telephone or return e-mail.

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