Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Dallas Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.
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D014524-062920

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Dallas Police Department

RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 6/29/2020, Reference #D014524-062920 COVID-19 NOTICE: As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s recent disaster declaration, most of the administrative departments of the City of Dallas now are either closed or are staffed by only a skeleton crew, while remaining staff is working remotely or is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. Additionally, the City is unable to access its records to respond to public information requests at this time.  This notice has been posted on the City’s website. D uring the period this notice is posted, the City of Dallas is not considered to be open for business for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act. If a new request: Your request will be received on the City’s next open business day. Existing requests: Your request is paused and will be set back to processing on the City’s next open business day. Respectfully, Deanna Thompson DPD - ORURR “Our Product is Service” Empathy | Ethics | Excellence | Equity

From: Dallas Police Department

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of July 01, 2020, PIR Reference # C004640-070120.

Dear Beryl Lipton,

We received a request for Public Records and have forwarded your request to the appropriate team. Your new reference number is: C004640-070120.

You requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

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The information you requested will require additional time to retrieve depending upon the information you are requesting and the divisions, sections or units responsible for retrieving the responsive documents. Other factors affecting the processing of your request may include research, processing, redactions and copying. In compliance with the Government Code 552.221(d), the Open Records Unit anticipates the information may be provided from the date of this letter, by 10:00 am. within 20 business days

Respectfully,

Open Records Staff
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From: Dallas Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 7/1/2020, Reference #C004640-070120
Dear Beryl ,
The City of Dallas received a public information request from you on 7/1/2020.
This letter is to clarify what information that you are seeking from the City of Dallas. CLARIFICATIONS "Please be aware that the Dallas Police Department cannot be sued in its own name apart from the City.

Please also note that there will be a cost estimate in order to gather the responsive information for your request as it is currently worded. Please let us know if you would like to modify your request to seek only the settlement amounts since January 1, 2010 in connection with federal or state civil rights lawsuits alleging claims against officers of the Dallas Police Department arising from on-duty or off-duty police encounters. This modified request will include the name of the claimant, year settlement paid, and the total amount of money the City paid.”

This letter requesting clarification is being made pursuant to Texas Government Code § 552.222.  Please be advised that if the City of Dallas does not receive a written response within sixty-one (61) days from the date of this letter, the underlying request for public information will be considered to have been withdrawn in accordance with § 552.222.  Please respond in writing so that there is a record of your clarification.
You may provide a response by any of the following methods:
1. by replying to this electronic mail
2. by replying via the Public Information Request System
Upon receipt of your clarification, the City of Dallas will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs associated with producing the requested records.
Respectfully,
Jeri Carter Lawson
City Secretary's Office “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity
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