Traffic Stop Records

Emma Parry filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
Tracking #

MPIA 24-1453

Due May 9, 2024
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma Parry

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A tabular data file containing all information collected in accordance with Maryland TRANSPORTATION Code § 25-113 including but not limited to: date of stop, time of stop, race of driver, gender of driver, age of driver, if search occurred, if contraband was found, anonymized officer ID, and stop location for all years available.

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,

Emma Parry

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Emma Parry:

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 that the DCU staff receive an overwhelming number of requests a month and we are working diligently to respond to each and every request as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience; response to document requests may take longer than normal.

Please refer to tracking # MPIA 24-1453 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>.
Thank you,
Sade Sesay
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Department of Law
Sade Sesay (she/her)
Legal Specialist, Office of Legal Affairs
Baltimore City Department of Law
100 N. Holliday Street, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21202
sade.sesay@baltimorecity.gov<mailto:sade.sesay@baltimorecity.gov>
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