Kurt Eichenwald’s Twitter Police Report

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.
Tracking # OR2017-00722
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of a police report filed with the Dallas Police Department by a journalist named Kurt Eichenwald on or around December 16, 2016, regarding an anonymous Twitter user who allegedly exposed Eichenwald to an flashing image that caused Eichenwald to experience an epileptic seizure.

The existence of this police report and related investigation was recently publicized by Eichenwald:

https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/809821588115914752

https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/809821983257071616

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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
J.K. Trotter

From: Monjaras, Aurelia

December 16, 2016

MuckRock News
J.K. Trotter
DEPT MR 30911
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Information Request Number 2016-28679

Dear Mr. Trotter:

The Open Records Team has received your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act.

The information you requested will require additional time to retrieve. Factors affecting your request will depend upon the information you are requesting and the divisions, sections or units responsible for retrieving that information. With this in mind, the information you are requesting will be ready for retrieving within 20 business days from the date of this letter and by 10:00 am.

The Open Records Team apologizes for this delay in fulfilling your request. If you need any information, please feel free to contact the Open Records Team by calling 214-671-3148.

Sincerely,

Open Records Unit
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

From: Dallas Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Dallas Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Rolfe, Latoya

January 12, 2017

J.K. Trotter,

Open Records Request Number 2016-28679

Your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act has been received by the Dallas Police Department's Open Records Team, and was forwarded to the appropriate units for a response to your request. The information maintained by the Police Department has been collected and is ready for release. However, if the requested information contains confidential information, your request will be sent to the Texas Attorney General's Office for review. If this is the case, you will receive a letter from the Dallas City Attorney's Office. At this time, the amount if picked up in person is $0.30. If you would like it mailed to you please send a check or money order in the amount of $0.85 made payable to the City of Dallas and mail to the below address:

Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

Attention: Open Records Team

Business hours for pick up are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also, if you are unable to pick up yourself please inform us via email and provide the first and last name of the person authorized to pick up for you. Everyone picking up is required to show ID at the time of pick up.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact the Open Records Team by calling 214-671-3148.

Sincerely,

Open Record Team
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $0.85 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Dallas Police Department

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

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