Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (Cleveland Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Cleveland Police Department of Cleveland, OH .
Tracking #

P012976-091819

Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

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

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 public records laws. Your request was received in this office on 9/18/2019 and has been given the reference number P012976-091819 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

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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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of September 18, 2019, Reference #P012976-091819.
Dear Emma Best, The City of Cleveland received a public record request from you on September 18, 2019. You requested the following:
“To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

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

Upload documents directly:” In response to your request, this request is overly broad to the extent that it does not identify the requested records with sufficient clarity as required in State ex rel. Dillery v. Icsman (2001), 92 Ohio St.3d 312, 314-315 and State ex rel. Glasgow v. Jones, 119 Ohio St.3d 391, 2008-Ohio-4788 at ¶17. Although you have identified the subject of the communications, it is not possible to search all City communications to determine if those communications address that subject. The City is not required to search through every record it keeps to determine whether that record concerns or identifies the subjects you have outlined. State ex rel. Kerner v. State Teachers Retirement Board, 82 Ohio St.3d 273, 1988-Ohio-242, and State ex rel. White v. Goldsberry, 85 Ohio St.3d 153, 1999-Ohio-447."
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