Detroit PD 'destruction of animal' reports

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Detroit Police Department of Detroit, MI.
Tracking # DPD-669
Status
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

- All Destruction of Animal Report (DPD 669) reports filed between Jan. 1, 2015 and Aug. 5, 2016.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: Detroit Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Laleise Curtiss

** Attached file(s):
Signed Extension Ltr_2.pdf

Dear MuckRock News (C J Ciaramella)

Please see the attached Extension Letter Regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request A16-04284.

Confidential Attorney Work Product


Laleise D. Curtiss
Legal Secretary to Ellen Ha, Esq.
City of Detroit - Law Dept.
Freedom of Information Act Section (FOIA)
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: (313) 237-0462
Facsimile: (313) 224-5505
Email: curtissla@detroitmi.gov
Website: http://www.detroitmi.gov/law

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From: Detroit Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $111.07 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Detroit Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: CJ Ciaramella

To whom it may concern:
This is an appeal under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") challenging the adequacy of the search performed to complete request #A16-04284 pertaining to all Destruction of Animal Reports (DPD 669) filed between Jan. 1, 2015 and Aug. 5, 2016.

On Oct. 6, 2016, the Detroit Law Department produced 68 pages of documents responsive to my request. However, I have subsequently found at least seven incidents noted in lawsuits and media coverage that should have generated Destruction of Animal reports but were not included in the documents released to me. In one instance, I have a destruction of animal report related to a Jan. 14, 2016 search warrant execution by the Detroit PD Major Violators Unit that was filed to the public court system, yet was not released to me.

The addresses and dates of seven of the incidents are as follows:

- 8115 Woodlawn, 7/11/16
- 18601 Moenart, 6/23/16
- 5441 Springwells, 1/27/16
- 18488 Sussex, 1/14/16
- an incident on 12/3/15
- an incident at the site of old Tigers stadium in May 2015
- and another on the 1600 block of Strathmoor in Jan. 2015

I am informed by the Detroit Law Office that those records were not released to it by the Detroit Police Department. According to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, "Except as expressly provided in section 13, upon providing a public body's FOIA coordinator with a written request that describes a public record sufficiently to enable the public body to find the public record, a person has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of the requested public record of the public body."

Because the documents were not expressly withheld, nor I was I notified of their withholding, I therefore request DPD produce the documents I am entitled to under Michigan law. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: MuckRock

City of Detroit Law Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226

To whom it may concern:
This is an appeal under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") challenging the adequacy of the search performed to complete request #A16-04284 pertaining to all Destruction of Animal Reports (DPD 669) filed between Jan. 1, 2015 and Aug. 5, 2016.

On Oct. 6, 2016, the Detroit Law Department produced 68 pages of documents responsive to my request. However, I have subsequently found at least seven incidents noted in lawsuits and media coverage that should have generated Destruction of Animal reports but were not included in the documents released to me. In one instance, I have a destruction of animal report related to a Jan. 14, 2016 search warrant execution by the Detroit PD Major Violators Unit that was filed to the public court system, yet was not released to me.

The addresses and dates of seven of the incidents are as follows:

- 8115 Woodlawn, 7/11/16
- 18601 Moenart, 6/23/16
- 5441 Springwells, 1/27/16
- 18488 Sussex, 1/14/16
- an incident on 12/3/15
- an incident at the site of old Tigers stadium in May 2015
- and another on the 1600 block of Strathmoor in Jan. 2015

I am informed by the Detroit Law Office that those records were not released to it by the Detroit Police Department. According to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, "Except as expressly provided in section 13, upon providing a public body's FOIA coordinator with a written request that describes a public record sufficiently to enable the public body to find the public record, a person has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of the requested public record of the public body."

Because the documents were not expressly withheld, nor I was I notified of their withholding, I therefore request DPD produce the documents I am entitled to under Michigan law. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: MuckRock

City of Detroit Law Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226

To whom it may concern:
This is an appeal under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") challenging the adequacy of the search performed to complete request #A16-04284 pertaining to all Destruction of Animal Reports (DPD 669) filed between Jan. 1, 2015 and Aug. 5, 2016.

On Oct. 6, 2016, the Detroit Law Department produced 68 pages of documents responsive to my request. However, I have subsequently found at least seven incidents noted in lawsuits and media coverage that should have generated Destruction of Animal reports but were not included in the documents released to me. In one instance, I have a destruction of animal report related to a Jan. 14, 2016 search warrant execution by the Detroit PD Major Violators Unit that was filed to the public court system, yet was not released to me.

The addresses and dates of seven of the incidents are as follows:

- 8115 Woodlawn, 7/11/16
- 18601 Moenart, 6/23/16
- 5441 Springwells, 1/27/16
- 18488 Sussex, 1/14/16
- an incident on 12/3/15
- an incident at the site of old Tigers stadium in May 2015
- and another on the 1600 block of Strathmoor in Jan. 2015

I am informed by the Detroit Law Office that those records were not released to it by the Detroit Police Department. According to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, "Except as expressly provided in section 13, upon providing a public body's FOIA coordinator with a written request that describes a public record sufficiently to enable the public body to find the public record, a person has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of the requested public record of the public body."

Because the documents were not expressly withheld, nor I was I notified of their withholding, I therefore request DPD produce the documents I am entitled to under Michigan law. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: Detroit Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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