Police Liability payout record request from Sun Sentinel (Doral Police Department)

Mario Ariza filed this request with the Doral Police Department of Doral, FL.
Tracking #

PRR02789

Multi Request Police Liability payout record request from Sun Sentinel
Est. Completion None
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From: Mario Ariza


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

I hope this message finds you well. This is a public records request from a member of a media organization, pursuant to Florida Statute 119. In furtherance of an article investigating police misconduct payouts across the county over the past decades, we are seeking documents that show how much your municipal corporation, its legal representatives, or its liability insurance carriers have paid out in civil court since 01/01/2010 because of the actions of its police professionals.

To that end, we kindly request the electronic delivery of an excel spreadsheet with the following information:
- An identifying number for the claim
- The loss date
- An incident indicator description (such as “excessive force, k-9 bite, false arrest/imprisonment, etc.)
- Incurred expenses
- Incurred liability
- Incurred legal expenses
- Paid legal expenses
- Paid total
- Incurred total

This records pull should be interpreted to cover both federal and state court claims. If some of the above figures are not available because of your accounting practices, please endeavor to provide us with as full a picture as possible of the $$$ paid out by your municipality due to lawsuits against its police officers over the past ten years.

Upon request, we can provide a spreadsheet obtained from the BSO that can serve as an example and guide for what we are looking for. Please do feel free to reach out via email or phone should you have any questions.

Very Best
Mario Alejandro Ariza
Federal Courts Reporter
South Florida Sun Sentinel
786.210.6548

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.

Sincerely,

Mario Ariza

From: Doral Police Department

We are in receipt of your Public Records Request# PRR02789 .
As soon as we receive a response from the respective department(s),you will be notified accordingly.

The City Clerk’s Office is available to answer your questions during regular business hours at (305)593-6730. In addition, feel free to contact the City Clerk via e-mail at cityclerk@cityofdoral.com<mailto:cityclerk@cityofdoral.com>.

Thank you!

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***Please note that the State of Florida's Public Records Laws provide that most written communications to or from the City of Doral regarding government business are public records available to the public upon request. This e-mail communication may therefore be subject to public disclosure.***

From: Mario Ariza

Hello.

I'm following up to check on the status of # PRR02789 .

Thank you

From: Doral Police Department

Pursuant to the City of Doral Public Records Request Policy, please provide a deposit in the below amount payable to the City of Doral so that we may advise the respective Department to commence gathering/reviewing the responsive records. Should the final amount be more than the estimated cost, you will be notified accordingly for any amounts owed. However, should the final amount be less than the estimated cost, the City will reimburse you the difference.

Amount: $415.20
Invoice Number: INV-01233-D9Z5P7
Invoice Description: PRR - Staff Time

Payment Options

You may pay in person, mail or online via the link below:

Pay Online<https://cityapps.cityofdoral.com/Merchant/Invoice/Index?id=INV-01233-D9Z5P7>

Note: Please make Checks/Money Order payable to the City of Doral. Should you wish to mail in your payment, you may send to the attention of the City Clerk’s Office at the Doral Government Center located at 8401 NW 53rd Terrace, Doral, FL 33166. Kindly make note of the public records request no.

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***Please note that the State of Florida's Public Records Laws provide that most written communications to or from the City of Doral regarding government business are public records available to the public upon request. This e-mail communication may therefore be subject to public disclosure.***

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