All written communications by Public Information Officer related to social media photo of chalked message on a driveway posted on Twitter on July 17, 2020

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Charlottesville Police Department of Charlottesville, VA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All written communications by the Charlottesville Police Department Public Information Officer related to a social media photo of chalked message on a driveway posted on Twitter on July 17, 2020. This should include any communication transmitting the photo to the PIO, including forwards, and any communication from the PIO to any other department employee about the photo.

Attached are screenshots of the social media post referenced above. It is also linked here:

As is required by General Order 517.08, please provide the approval of the video for posting on Department social media sites by any administrators of department social media for the video at the linked URL.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Tom Nash

From: Charlottesville City Manager

Tom - The record responsive to your request is attached as an image.

Brian Wheeler

From: Shawn Breen


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Shawn Breen

From: Charlottesville Police Department

As indicated in the correspondence below, the records responsive to this request were provided to Tom Nash on December 1, 2020. This FOIA request has been completed by the City of Charlottesville.