Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (East Providence Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the East Providence Police Department of East Providence, RI.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: East Providence Police Department

Dear Sir/Madam:

Please be advised that your request was forwarded to the Law Department for handling. Please note that the the email of July 13, 2020 to Chief Nebus indicates that it was a follow up to the request originally submitted on June 27, 2020, however, the request was not received until July 13, 2020.

I would like some clarification as to exactly what you are requesting. Are you looking for lawsuits against the East Providence Police Department and documents regarding the outcome/settlement?

Please advise. Thank you.

Maria Amaral
City of East Providence
Legal Department
145 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
(401)435-7523
(401)438-1719 (fax)
mamaral@eastprovidenceri.gov

From: East Providence Police Department

Please let this serve as a follow-up to my email of July 15, 2020 regarding clarification of your request. Please be advised that this request is on hold until we hear back from you regarding clarification of the initial request.

Thanks you.

Maria Amaral
City of East Providence
Legal Department
145 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
(401)435-7523
(401)438-1719 (fax)
mamaral@eastprovidenceri.gov

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