ProPublica: Incident Report Request (Baltimore Police)

Lucas Waldron filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.


From: Lucas Waldron

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The incident report for the murder of Crystal Edmonds (legal name unknown), who was found on the 3600 block of Fairview Ave on 9/6/2016.

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.


Lucas Waldron

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Mr. Waldron,

On February 27, 2018 you submitted a request for public records to the Document Compliance Unit (“DCU”) of the Baltimore Police Department (“BPD”), for “The incident report for the murder of Crystal Edmonds (legal name unknown), who was found on the 3600 block of Fairview Ave on 9/6/2016.” The Maryland Public Information Act (“PIA”), Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq. governs your request.
The responsive record(s) are maintained by the Homicide Unit of BPD. Based on your description of the incident in your request, the central complaint number (CC#) for this incident is CC# 6-160907078. To this end, please find Incident Report CC# 6-160907078 attached. This record was provided by DCU as responsive to your request.
Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that any records sought from the BPD exist or to waive any privileges held by the BPD. You have the right under PIA § 4-1B-04 to contact the Public Access Ombudsman to mediate any dispute(s) you may have with this response. You may also, contest this response by filing a petition for Judicial Review in Circuit Court pursuant to PIA § 4-362. Please refer to MPIA tracking # 18-0212 in any subsequent correspondence pertaining to this matter.


P/O Shawn Baker I259
Baltimore Police Department
Document Compliance Unit
Legal Affairs Division
100 N. Holiday St., Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21202<>
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