Operation LEGEND cooperation (Baltimore Police Department)

Emily Crose filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
Tracking #

20 1659

Multi Request Operation LEGEND cooperation
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Emily Crose


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documentation (including emails) pertaining to local police cooperation on the US Department of Justice program publicly known as "Operation LEGEND" between the dates of May 15, 2020 and the date of acknowledgement of this request. Please also include any slideshow presentations, office documents, and/or audio/visual (phone calls, voicemails, etc.) data that may be responsive to this request.

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.

Sincerely,

Emily Crose

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Ms. Emily Crose:

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 20-1659 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:
Please understand that because of COVID-19, the Baltimore Police Department, Document Compliance Unit ("DCU") is working under a state of emergency and 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.

DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>.

Ken Hurst
Contract Specialist
Baltimore Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs
Document Compliance Unit
410-637-8684

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From: Baltimore Police Department

Date September 30, 2020

Emily Crose
Muck Rock News
Dept MR 101340
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-25165

Re: MPIA 20-1659

Dear Ms. Emily Crose:

You have made a request for public records pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA), which is the General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq., of the Annotated Code of Maryland for "Information foe Operation Justice."
Please see below in reference to the breakdown of your request:

· Documentation pertaining to local police cooperation on the US Department of Justice program publicly known as "Operation Legend."

· Any slideshow presentations

· Office documents

· Audio/visual (phone calls, voicemails, etc.)

·
Please see the below response to your request:

· Baltimore is not a participant of Operation Legend

· Because this is a US Department of Justice Program it is suggested that you send a request to them for information.

Because neither I nor any employee of Legal Affairs are the Custodian of Records of the records you requested, I have no personal knowledge of the existence of any documents with the exception of those forwarded to Legal Affairs. Please refer to Tracking Number # MPIA 20 1659 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter.

Ken Hurst
Contract Specialist
Baltimore Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs
Document Compliance Unit
410-637-8684

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.

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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