Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Charleston Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Charleston Police Department of Charleston, SC.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If you have any questions about this request, please contact the email address associated with this request or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Charleston Police Department

Good Afternoon,

The City of Charleston has received your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request and is working to gather any responsive records associated with your request. The City of Charleston does adhere to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act and according to the procedures of FOIA, responsive materials, if any, are to be provided no later than thirty days from this date.

However, in light of the emergency situation related to COVID-19, City offices are operating on a limited basis which may hinder our ability to provide timely responses to your FOIA request. All attempts will be made to process your request within the required time period, but please allow for a reasonable delay in processing.

SC Code § 30-4-30 (c) provides: the various response, determination, and production deadlines provided by this subsection are subject to extension by written mutual agreement of the public body and the requesting party at issue, and this agreement shall not be unreasonably withheld.

If you have any questions or objection, please make us aware promptly.

Respectfully,

Mallary Scheer|Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Charleston|Legal Department
50 Broad Street|Charleston, SC 29401
T: 843-724-3730|F: 843-724-3706| scheerm@charleston-sc.gov<mailto:scheerm@charleston-sc.gov> | www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

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From: Charleston Police Department

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request dated August 4 and processed August 14, requesting information regarding Law Enforcement Settlement Information. After running a search in the City’s files, we have located responsive documents associated with your FOIA request (settlement information). This responsive document is attached to this email and is being released in full.

The information provided here is all the information that the City has in relation to your FOIA request. Please let me know if you believe there is any omission or have any questions. This completes the City’s response and we now consider the matter to be closed.

Respectfully,

Mallary Scheer|Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Charleston|Legal Department
50 Broad Street|Charleston, SC 29401
T: 843-724-3730|F: 843-724-3706| scheerm@charleston-sc.gov<mailto:scheerm@charleston-sc.gov> | www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

***CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION*** The information contained in this message may contain legally privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or duplication of this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us by telephone or email immediately and return the original message to us and destroy all printed and electronic copies. Nothing in this transmission is intended to be an electronic signature or to constitute an agreement of any kind under applicable law unless otherwise expressly indicated. Intentional interception or dissemination of electronic mail not belonging to you may violate federal or state law.

***IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE*** Any federal tax advice contained in this communication (or in any attachment) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending any transaction or matter addressed in this communication.

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