Police Settlements (Chesapeake City Police Department)

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Chesapeake City Police Department of Chesapeake, VA.
Tracking #

R000636-061020

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

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.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Chesapeake City Police Department

Good morning,

I am in receipt of your FOIA request for the above referenced information. Please provide your Virginia address. Once we receive this information we will process your request. Thank you!

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Deanna J. Powell
Chesapeake Police Department
Customer Service Clerk III
304 Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
djpowell@cityofchesapeake.net<mailto:djpowell@cityofchesapeake.net>
Office (757) 382-8305
Fax (757) 382-8338

From: Shawn Breen

Thank you.

I am a journalist investigating matters of interest to Virginia residents. I represent multiple online magazines currently circulating in the state of Virginia. Should you wish to verify circulation you can do so at rth-media.blogspot.com Per Virginia state FOIA law, representatives of magazines with circulation in the state of Virginia can make requests for public information.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-freedom-of-information-act/

§ 2.2-3704. - A.

"Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth,representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth"

Shawn Breen
Editor and publisher rth-media.blogspot.com

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Dear Tom Nash (Via Muckrock):
Thank you for your interest in City of Chesapeake public records. Your request was submitted to this office on 6/10/2020 and given the reference number R000636-061020 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.
This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).
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.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Virginia Freedom of Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Chesapeake FOIA Portal.
City of Chesapeake

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 10, 2020, Reference # R000636-061020 Dear Tom Nash (Via Muckrock), The City of Chesapeake received a public information request from you on June 10, 2020. Your request mentioned: “Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.
This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).
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.” Please be advised that pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704(A), the City will require that you provide your legal  address prior to fulfilling your request.  While Muckrock's address was provided with your request, that is insufficient for the purposes of this Section and the City will still require your legal address. Sincerely, Monica Wilburn
Records/FOIA Manager
City Manager's Office
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Chesapeake FOIA Portal (https://u4037834.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=NsSD9AJ7NC1Zn9x435-2BIaFnB8kbqZqu-2FNIGP-2Bd7jT4JK32Br68EdKqxBIyeGPJgihKFuZHrrsqS3RnBkVLTq9m6XZjpuWPQa9kHF2lV1JkY-3D44-V_HZ6RlyBJZLBiZQ0Rc-2FhUpBAwFYCW9rAuV5FVV0HYE-2FKtbfkXEciCXz75bXuIcHm0KxpVwTf2ryc030-2BtJOigJSgDJogPAzYfOKDVBw-2BFpD4GO1GWIkDdYQAoRctn2KJ7KwvxcpKjXA6KkklMCAZbqIEjR6Bkv7KqaJ-2Fj-2FPuSpkKC-2Flz9FRBrdiX-2BMrLptKuZX-2BwBd15-2FXdNEeApB7JkP4VuyteYIiyf7lfve3ieXs3Q-3D)

From: Chesapeake City Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 10, 2020, Reference # R000636-061020 Dear Tom Nash (Via Muckrock), The City of Chesapeake received a public information request from you on June 10, 2020. Your request mentioned: “Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.
This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the Chesapeake City police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).
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.” The City informed you on June 10, 2020 that  pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704(A), the City will require that you provide your legal  address prior to fulfilling your request.  As this information has not been received, this request is now closed.  Please submit a new request with your legal address if you would still like to receive this information. Sincerely, Monica Wilburn
Records/FOIA Manager
City Manager's Office
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Chesapeake FOIA Portal (https://u4037834.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=NsSD9AJ7NC1Zn9x435-2BIaFnB8kbqZqu-2FNIGP-2Bd7jT4JK32Br68EdKqxBIyeGPJgihKFuZHrrsqS3RnBkVLTq9m6XZjpuWPQa9kHF2lV1JkY-3DRXu3_HZ6RlyBJZLBiZQ0Rc-2FhUpBAwFYCW9rAuV5FVV0HYE-2FKtbfkXEciCXz75bXuIcHm0ke2D1hbe1rQSfsJ-2Fm5VZ-2BJkZtLgXQ2gWIXa4lrbJWK6sdqq9JCCtKhNif6cz5gKHrEEhGikh4QmZoOS7P1nydFyJWDkC-2BVQkaSX9KZ-2BXQqfbHMzOIiAAUH9wbCJeIgsr1VEBTaCLe7KK0UuH51pNy-2FohqBBZkcFx-2BWIu-2BnH4gY8-3D)

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