Christiansburg, Virginia shooting response

Alexander Yablon filed this request with the Christiansburg Police Department of Christiansburg, VA.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide me with all records of the police response to the shooting committed by Neil Allen MacInnis at New River Community College on 4/12/2013. The records I am requesting include but are not limited to incident reports and discharged round reports.

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 track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Dalton Reid

Mr. Nash,

At this time I am unable to complete your request. You have made a request under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act which applies to Virginia residents or those media outlets that fill subscriptions with in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I note that you advise the information would be made available to the public and I suspect that you are involved with some form of news outlet but cannot confirm at this point. If you can provide information that would verify that you are a news outlet and do service the Virginia area, this would be of help.

If you cannot do so, the 5 business day turn-around would not apply and filling your request would be out of courtesy. In addition there will be a charge related to public release information as is the policy of the agency. I can advise you of that cost once the information is gathered and processing charges determined. I will gladly advise you of the cost once it has been identified.

Other than the fore mentioned, the only other clarification would be that of the "records I am requesting include but are not limited to incident reports and discharge round reports". Are you requesting all available records on the incident or the incident based report only? The agency does not complete a second or separate report for round discharge.

Note: I have received this request on this date August 12, 2016 as I have been out of the office.

Sincerely,

Major Dalton Reid

From: Dalton Reid

Please be advised that under Virginia Freedom of Virginia laws, I am in the process of filling your request, however the request is significant as the case file is large. VA FOIA allows seven additional work days when such request is significant and we do not feel that we can have the request completed within the five work day time limit. I will continue to work on your request and may not need the total number of seven additional days.

You do mention that MuckRock is handling your request. However, this request will be too large to send by way of the electronic means. You may select to have the materials mailed to you or have them scanned and placed on disc and mailed to you. There will be a charge associated with the process of this request. The significance in the cost of scanning the numerous documents and placing them on disc will require a charge for the time to do so. Once completed I will notify you of the cost associated to your request both if copies are mailed and if placed on disc and mailed. You can determine at that time how you want to receive the documentation. I will notify you if the request is more than $200.00 which would require payment prior to delivering the materials.

Lastly, in order to mail a disc or copies, I will need your Virginia mailing address. You may contact me at 540-382-3131 ext. 303. I have an additional request from another subject utilizing MuckRock by another name. At this point we are trying to determine if this is one request or two separate request. If you can assist with answering that, it would be most helpful.

Sincerely,
Major Dalton Reid

From: Dalton Reid

I have the request available. If you choose to have copies mailed to you, the charge will be $56.13. if you choose to have the copies supplied to you via compact disc, the charge will be $70.96. I will need a Virginia mailing address to send the information as well as the invoice.
Sincerely,
Major Dalton Reid

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