Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (El Paso Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the El Paso Police Department of El Paso, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

W054482-070318

Multi Request Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs
Due July 16, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Emma Best:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of El Paso. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was given the reference number W054482-070318 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.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,Emma Best
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
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From: El Paso Police Department

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From: El Paso Police Department

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Good morning. We have changed the internal settings on your request so that you can view/download the responsive document. With that, we will close this request, but you should still be able to view/download the document.
Mary La Rue
Certified Paralegal
(915) 212-4005

From: Muckrock Staff

Dear Ms. La Rue,
Thank you for your assistance and for the update on the status of the request. Unfortunately, the document you refer to is not available when I sign into this account in the City of El Paso's Public Information Center. Can you please either make the document available there, or send it to this email address as a PDF document? Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you again for all your help!

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Emma Best:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: "The City of El Paso Public Information Center"[ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]El Paso Police DepartmentTexas Public Information Act Office911 North Raynor StreetEl Paso, TX 79903July 23, 2018This is a follow up to request number W054482-070318:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 1, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W054482-070318.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 57215-61140628@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/el-paso-police-department-673/fusion-center-mous-moas-el-paso-police-department-57215/?uuid-login=b852e35b-5b75-4d9e-8f40-b0ed3250e487&email=ElPaso%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 57215411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On July 8, 2018:Dear Ms. La Rue,Thank you for your assistance and for the update on the status of the request. Unfortunately, the document you refer to is not available when I sign into this account in the City of El Paso's Public Information Center. Can you please either make the document available there, or send it to this email address as a PDF document? Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you again for all your help!---On July 6, 2018:

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