Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud (Cleveland Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Cleveland Police Department of Cleveland, OH.
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P005568-042020

Multi Request Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Cleveland Police Department

Dear Emma Best,
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Cleveland. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Ohio Sunshine Laws. Your request was received in this office on 4/20/2020 and has been given the reference number P005568-042020 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Cleveland Police Department

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PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of July 17, 2018, Reference #P006541-071718
Dear Jordan Vandenberge, The City of Cleveland received a public record request from you on July 17, 2018. You requested the following:
“I respectfully request any and all police reports related to all homicides in 2017.”
Your request can not be answered in its present form due to it being overly broad. , 62 Ohio App.3d 752 (10th Dist. 1989). State ex rel. Zauderer v. Joseph A request too search for "any and all" police reports does not identify a record for production with reasonable clarity as required by R.C. 149.43(B). , Ct. of Cl. No. 2017-Ohio-00612-PQ, 2017- Ohio-8952, ¶ 8 (“A request to search for information ‘regarding,’ or ‘relating’ to, a topic is generally improper.”). Hicks v. Newtown Please review this information to revise your request.
You may provide a response to the City by any of the following methods: 1. Reply to this electronic mail 2. Access the Cleveland Public Records Center (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HT8pjG76DxeqVUQTUsuNsm5BMnuWuXFtfFjz37GCUBGaosLWhYE84Jya0QadBdgayBl2fTzokrxsXxvlhh0J1xc-3DkzYc_aMF-2Ff-2Fj32RSePvQCGcmubZUb50p-2FFpHI3rmvmLD0nw50rjpkjmywezaqC5fbIrsMj-2FoeVEV8HTTSjvKxLR-2B-2BfUu9-2F1IeM4VbCrW9-2B-2Fw0rAtxdKDkz5SGKTk4VloP8V1TdJ-2BGWOcGGafI3ckBZ0-2BBmo7BNHCmjPk2HD3CV-2FyCqai28rsTyDxjP5N3lqpDgy3E1adcUTY2Jygj0BNPQpgs3EPC5A21JpMud5RN203X0jebHFunFZ9E8A9pvcH6hV-2BDjzbIaiRBwDLbegiGii47jpzGJ4lW8NKLXKY3aDNfqFF1LfFDom3oSwU-2Bq9sZGyAShQm4ThL20pXPai4JONDzG5EHn5oT2O3yBk9Fv2jhknKeqe3np4rPmKMqGy3jynTP0XcAg0zBmXi6xBRoLi4N97fH0kI6mfxeWqJce0mVRMI-3D)
3. Regular mail to City of Cleveland, Law Department, 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 106, Cleveland, OH 44114 4. Visit us at City Hall 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 106, Cleveland, OH 44114
Upon receipt of your clarification, the City will further respond to your public record request as required by law. If you have any questions, please reply to this email. Thank you for your attention. Sincerely, City of Cleveland Public Records

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