Records Request: K9 Units (Baton Rouge Police Department)

Camille Fassett filed this request with the Baton Rouge Police Department of Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge, LA.
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From: Camille Fassett


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. Records sufficient to show the number, breed, and date acquired for police dogs/K9s maintained or utilized by the agency
2. All contracts, purchase orders, and invoices involving agency police dogs/K9s for FY 2017 and FY 2016
2. Records sufficient to show the amount in USD the agency paid for each police dog/K9, and the source of those funds
2. Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of police dog/K9 complaints and/or lawsuits brought against the agency over the last 3 years. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Camille Fassett

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good afternoon,

Please forward your public records request to the following link as it is directed to Baton Rouge Police Department:

BRPDPublicRecordsRequests@brla.gov<mailto:BRPDPublicRecordsRequests@brla.gov>

Should you have any questions concerning your public records request please contact Deelee Morris or Chanita Vazquez at 225-389-3809.

Thank you.

Brandi Littles-Lawrence
Senior Special Assistant Parish Attorney
P.O. Box 1471
222 St. Louis St., Room 902
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
225-389-3114 (phone)
225-389-5554 (fax)

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail contains PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL information intended only for the use of the specific individual or entity named above. If you or your employer is not the intended recipient of this e-mail or an employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized dissemination or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately delete the message.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good afternoon,

As previously stated in our email to you on May 9, please forward your public records request to the following link as it is directed to Baton Rouge Police Department:

BRPDPublicRecordsRequests@brla.gov<mailto:BRPDPublicRecordsRequests@brla.gov>

Should you have any questions concerning your public records request please contact Deelee Morris or Chanita Vazquez at 225-389-3809.

Thank you.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Dear Ms. Fassett,

We are in receipt of your request and will send it for processing. Given the unique nature of your request, please allow additional time to determine whether any information is not subject to disclosure and to also provide you with an estimate of how long it will take to gather the documents.

If you have any questions, please give me a call.

Thanks,

Deelee S. Morris
Special Assistant Parish Attorney
Legal Advisor to the Baton Rouge Police Department
9000 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Telephone: 225-389-3809
Facsimile: 225-389-5587

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail contains PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL information intended only for the use of the specific individual or entity named above. If you or your employer is not the intended recipient of this e-mail or an employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized dissemination or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately delete the message.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Dear Ms. Fassett,

We are still processing your request. My assistant is out on military leave for a few weeks and we are experiencing a high volume of requests. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss this further.

Thanks,

Deelee S. Morris
Special Assistant Parish Attorney
Legal Advisor to the Baton Rouge Police Department
9000 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Telephone: 225-389-3809
Facsimile: 225-389-5587

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail contains PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL information intended only for the use of the specific individual or entity named above. If you or your employer is not the intended recipient of this e-mail or an employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized dissemination or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately delete the message.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Dear Ms. Fassett,

I should be in receipt of responsive records next week. However, I will be preparing for a trial next week that is set for July 16-18 and will be unable to review them for sensitive information. My assistant is also out of the office next week. I hope to get you the documents after by the last week in July. Please let me know if that is a problem or if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Deelee S. Morris
Special Assistant Parish Attorney
Legal Advisor to the Baton Rouge Police Department
9000 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Telephone: 225-389-3809
Facsimile: 225-389-5587

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail contains PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL information intended only for the use of the specific individual or entity named above. If you or your employer is not the intended recipient of this e-mail or an employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized dissemination or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately delete the message.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good Morning,
Thank you for your patience concerning us gathering the records. We are still in the process of gathering the items marked below as 3 and 4. I have attached documents associated with items 1 and 2.

We ask for your continued patience while we gather the pending portion of your request.

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. Records sufficient to show the number, breed, and date acquired for police dogs/K9s maintained or utilized by the agency
2. All contracts, purchase orders, and invoices involving agency police dogs/K9s for FY 2017 and FY 2016
3. Records sufficient to show the amount in USD the agency paid for each police dog/K9, and the source of those funds
4. Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of police dog/K9 complaints and/or lawsuits brought against the agency over the last 3 years. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

Sincerely,

Chanita Vazquez
Senior Legal Specialist
Assistant to Deelee Morris
Baton Rouge Police Department
(225)389-3809
(225) 389-5589
CVazquez@brla.gov<mailto:CVazquez@brla.gov>

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good Afternoon,
We have received additional documents concerning #3 of your request.

As more information becomes available we will alert your office.

Sincerely,

Chanita Vazquez
Senior Legal Specialist
Assistant to Deelee Morris
Baton Rouge Police Department
(225)389-3809
(225) 389-5589
CVazquez@brla.gov<mailto:CVazquez@brla.gov>

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