Denver City Council records related to Jessie Hernandez shooting

Christopher Schiano filed this request with the Denver City Council of Denver, CO.
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From: Christopher Schiano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request all records (individually referred to as "Record" in the rest of this request), including (but not limited to) emails, memos, notes, letters and communications, that meet the following three criteria:

1) Record was created, sent or received between the dates December 1, 2014 and August 18, 2015

2) Record matches one or more of the criteria in 2.a, 2.b or 2.c:

2.a) Record contains one or more of the following names of people or organizations, in either the content of the record, or as the creator, sender or recipient:

Nick Rogers
Denver Police Protective Association

Chuck Canterbury
Frank Gale
Fraternal Order of Police

Stephen Schulz
David Acunto
Michael Violette
Michael Jackson
Mike Gunter
Colorado Fraternal Order of Police

Michael Gunter
Jason Duran
Kurt Barnes
Rich Blea
Crystal Raymond
Dean Christopherson
Mike Parton
Carlos Montoya
Curtis Franklin
Brian McNeill
Scott Hughes
Denver FOP Lodge 41

Michael Jackson
Joe Cleveland
Sonya Leyba
Anass Khelik
James Gilmore
Anthony Mazzei
Hosea Cannon
Dan Steckman
Mike McBride
Denver Sheriff Lodge 27

3.b) Where Record is an email, if it was sent to or received from an email address at one or more of the following domain names:

3.c) Where Record is an email, if it was sent to or received from one of the following specific email addresses:

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived and will total more than $20, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request (please include an itemized invoice for any potential fees that you are unable to waive). 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 3 business days, as the statute requires. In the event that more time is required to compile this information, please reply within 3 business days with the date at which this request will be fulfilled.

If you are not the proper custodian of records for this request, please forward this request on to the appropriate designee.


Christopher Schiano

From: Young, Janna B. - CC Legislative Services

Mr. Schiano,
Thanks for your open records request. I could use some clarification so I make sure your request gets to the correct agency. Most of the records you are requesting look to be under the custody of the Denver Police Dept and Denver Sheriff Dept. Did you intend to send this to City Council? Are you interested in City Council records/communications in that you want to see what Council members have related to this shooting or the individuals named in your request? Or should your request go to the Police Dept and Sheriff Dept instead? As the Executive Director of City Council, I can only address requests for Council records but I’m happy to forward your email to the records coordinators at the DPD and DSD. Please let me know what would be most helpful to you.

Thanks, Janna

Janna B. Young | Executive Director
City Council | City and County of Denver
1437 Bannock, Rm 451 | Denver, CO 80202
Phone 720.337.2001 | Fax 720.865.9482<>

From: Christopher Schiano


I am specifically requesting any communication that City Council members have had with any of the previously named individuals or organizations. The title of my request was made in error, and I apologize for any confusion stemming from that. The nature of my request could be described as "communications between police union representatives/members and City Council members" within the dates named in the request - December 1, 2014 to August 18, 2015. The list I have provided in my initial request is simply an enumeration of the various names and email addresses associated with police unions - people/groups whom if they contacted city council, that communication would fall under my request.

My understanding is that, for example, an email between a police union representative and the city council would be a record held by the city council.

I very much appreciate your timely response, and please let me know if I can help you to further clarify this request.

Christopher Schiano


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