FOIA - Des Moines, IA PD - Blazing Saddles Bar raided during Protests

J Ader filed this request with the Des Moines Police Department of Des Moines, IA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents - including (but not limited to) Arrest Reports, bulletins, Situation Reports (SITREPs), post-incident reports, internal memos, and/or briefs - created from June 1st, 2020 to June 5th, 2020 pertaining to Des Moines Police activity at the Blazing Saddles Bar located on 416 E 5th St. - Des Moines, IA.

Pleases see the following publicly posted video for more information regarding the incident in question: (archived link: )

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.


J Ader

From: Des Moines Police Department

Attached is the report from the protest event 01 June in Des Moines, IA.

Criminal Complaints specific to individuals can be provided by the Polk County Clerk of Court, or this office, if an arrestee(s) name is provided.

Sgt. Paul Parizek

Public Information Officer, Media Office

Des Moines Police Department

(515) 720-4043