Masked LEOs (Connecticut State Police)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Connecticut State Police of Connecticut.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

F2106384

Multi Request Masked LEOs
Est. Completion None
Status
Payment Required

Communications

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.

2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.

3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.

4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1).

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.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

From: Connecticut State Police

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Connecticut State Police

Received, thank you.

Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
860-685-8150

[cid:image001.png@01D7A958.D80DACB0]

From: Connecticut State Police

Pending.

Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
860-685-8150

[cid:image001.png@01D7B50D.8224A180]

From: Connecticut State Police

Pending.

Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
860-685-8150

[cid:image001.png@01D7C0D7.E95CE580]

From: Connecticut State Police

Please see our response dated October 24, 2021.

From: Connecticut State Police

Good afternoon,

I attempted to forward these materials to you electronically using OneDrive software due to its volume. However the system did not recognize the email address, my guess is that it has something to do with the “numbered” email address. These materials have therefore been placed on a USB flash drive and forwarded via mail.

Thank you.

Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
860-685-8150

From: Connecticut State Police

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

Files

pages

Close