ProPublica: Hate Crimes Training

Rohan Naik filed this request with the Delaware State Police of Delaware.


From: Rohan Naik

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all training materials regarding hate crimes or bias crimes used to educate or train would-be police officers attending the basic police training at the Delaware State Police Academy. My request covers any written, visual, or digital materials used for this instruction. I would prefer electronic or scanned copies if possible.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Rohan Naik

From: Hudson, Wendy L (DSHS)

Good Day -

This email is to acknowledge that the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), received your faxed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, see below.

Please note that FOIA allows access to "public records," unless the public record requested falls within one of the enumerated statutory exemptions. See 29 Del. C. §10002 (definition of "public record" and specific exemptions); 29 Del. C. § 10003 (setting forth FOIA request procedures).

Your request has been sent for legal review and we will provide an update within 15 business days.

From: Rohan Naik

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 29, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Hudson, Wendy L (DSHS)

Your request is under legal review. We will provide an update as soon as possible.

From: Delaware State Police

The request has been rejected by the agency.