Des Moines arrest record for journalist Andrea May Sahouri

Runa Sandvik filed this request with the Des Moines Police Department of Des Moines, IA.


From: Runa Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records detailing the arrest and detention of Des Moines Register journalist Andrea May Sahouri on May 31 2020 by officers of the Des Moines Police Department. Records requested include police reports, arrest reports, witness statements, and/or narratives submitted by police officers involved with the reporters’ arrests.

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.


Runa Sandvik

From: Des Moines Police Department

Attached are the requested documents.



Sgt. Paul Parizek

Public Information Officer, Media Office

Des Moines Police Department

(515) 720-4043