MPIA 23 0173
|Submitted||Jan. 19, 2023|
|Due||Jan. 29, 2023|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I am hereby requesting access to the records listed below and held by the Baltimore Police Department:
- Copies of any and all internal affairs complaints, including internal, citizen, or other agency complaints of the following officers:
1. Frank Barlow (B818)
2. John Barrick (A719)
3. Christopher Bieling (C462)
4. Daniel Boone (B822)
5. Robert Bowman (A641)
6. Kevin Davis (C227)
7. Deems Martin Disney Jr. (C674)
8. Thomas Gerst (B814)
9. Gerald Goldstein (C540)
10. Edward Henneman Sr. (B677)
11. Richard James (B776)
12. Bryn Joyce (sequence unknown)
13. Darryl Massey (C667)
14. Frederick Roussey (E985)
15. LeRoy Stanton (C036)
- Complete investigative files for each complaint, including but not limited to reports of recorded statements, video surveillance or body camera footage, investigative files, witness interviews, and photographs.
- The investigative findings of each complaint.
- Any correspondence from the Civilian Review Board, Police Advisory Commission or other civilian police oversight board.
- The final disposition of each case, if any.
As with previous requests of this nature, we will accept disciplinary history summaries for all of the officers listed for the time being.
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. Alternatively, please consider waiving any fees, pursuant to § 4-206(e)(2)(ii) of the General Provisions Article, as this request is on behalf of individuals served by the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, a state government agency, which solely serves indigent citizens of Maryland. As a result, my request for the above-listed public records is in the public interest. 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.
Director of Special Litigation
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Dear Ms. Deborah Levi:
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 refer to tracking # MPIA 23-0173 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: DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>.
"We acknowledge that your MPIA request included a fee waiver request. That request will be considered after the estimated fees for your request have been calculated."
Please understand that because of COVID-19, the Baltimore Police Department, Document Compliance Unit ("DCU") is mandated to work remotely. DCU will work diligently to respond to your request as quickly as possible. Please note responses to document request may take longer than normal.
Document Compliance Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs