Elk Grove, CA, Stolen Gun Reports

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Elk Grove Police Department of Elk Grove, CA.
Tracking # RFI-17-107
Status
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From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the police reports, incident reports, crime reports, arrest reports, or any other material detailing the incidents under the following case numbers:

1) 11010939
2) 14002348
3) 12000766

These are cases involving stolen guns that were recovered as part of a criminal investigation. We identified them through an analysis of data from your department as well as from hundreds of other jurisdictions.

Please provide records that include at least the serial number, make, and other descriptive information of the firearm stolen or recovered; the date, time and location of the theft, offense, and/or recovery; a narrative description of the theft, offense, investigation and/or recovery of the firearm(s); the name, age, occupation, and other identifying and contact information for the victim(s), reporting person(s), and any defendant(s) charged; and the text of any charges filed.

I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization. I am filing this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service, which I use to better track and streamline requests.

As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not requesting it for commercial purposes.

I would prefer it if you emailed me the documents in a .pdf format. You can email them to me by replying to this message. If you have any trouble communicating with me at this email, you can also email me at my work email address: foia@thetrace.org. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me or call me at (919) 522-6354.

If for any reason the documents must be provided via standard mail, please send them to the following address:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

In the event that there are fees, I would appreciate if you informed me of the total estimated charges before completing my request and sent me an invoice outlining the reasons for those charges.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, please cite the applicable statutory exemption.

Thank you in advance for your help with this request.
Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

From: Bryan Noblett

I will forward your request to the City Clerk to be logged before processing of the request is undertaken.

Bryan Noblett
Chief of Police

Elk Grove Police Department
8380 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

916.627-3300 (Main-Admin.)
916.683-3061 (fax)

www.elkgrovepd.org<http://www.elkgrovepd.org>

From: Brian Freskos

Sounds good! Thank you!

From: Brenda Haggard

Good morning,

The Office of the City Clerk of the City of Elk Grove has received your request for public records dated August 21, 2017. Pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c), this letter serves to advise you that it appears that the Request, in whole or in part, seeks copies of disclosable public records in the possession of the City, as provided by the Public Records Act, Government Code sections 6250 et seq. (the "PRA").

The City has started the process of identifying the specific records that may be responsive to the Request. Within 10 days from receipt of your request, the City will notify you of whether the request, in whole or in part, seeks copies of disclosable public records in the possession of the City of Elk Grove, and provide you with an anticipated date of availability, if not the records themselves. If additional time is necessary to identify records, we will so notify you.

The City will require payment of all costs of duplication, as authorized by Government Code section 6253(b), prior to the release of any copied records. The City attempts to provide records in electronic format whenever possible to avoid the cost of duplication and mailing.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information at this time. Please reference RFI-17-107 when inquiring about this item.

Brenda Haggard, CMC
Assistant City Clerk

City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way, 1st Floor
Elk Grove, CA 95758

*:916.627.3453 | 7:916.627.4400
*:bhaggard@elkgrovecity.org

www.elkgrovecity.org<http://www.elkgrovecity.org/>

________________________________

By sending us an email (electronic mail message) or filling out a web form, you are sending us personal information (i.e. your name, address, email address or other information). We store this information in order to respond to or process your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your submission.

Certain information that you provide us is subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements. This means that if it is specifically requested by a member of the public, we are required to provide the information to the person requesting it. We may share personally identifying information with other City of Elk Grove departments or agencies in order to respond to your request. In some circumstances we also may be required by law to disclose information in accordance with the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements.

From: Brenda Haggard

Good morning,

The City of Elk Grove has identified records responsive to your Public Records Act request dated August 21, 2017; records are attached for your review, except for those records that are exempt from disclosure under Government Code sections 6254 and 6255.

Please note that nothing in the Public Records Act requires the City to create a log of documents exempt from disclosure (Haynie v. Superior Court (2001) 26 Cal. 4th 1061, 11073, 31 P. 3d 760.). The determination regarding the exemption of records was made by the City Attorney, pursuant to Government Code section 6253(d).

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information at this time.

Thank you,

Brenda Haggard, CMC
Assistant City Clerk

City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way, 1st Floor
Elk Grove, CA 95758

*:916.627.3453 | 7:916.627.4400
*:bhaggard@elkgrovecity.org

www.elkgrovecity.org<http://www.elkgrovecity.org/>

________________________________

By sending us an email (electronic mail message) or filling out a web form, you are sending us personal information (i.e. your name, address, email address or other information). We store this information in order to respond to or process your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your submission.

Certain information that you provide us is subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements. This means that if it is specifically requested by a member of the public, we are required to provide the information to the person requesting it. We may share personally identifying information with other City of Elk Grove departments or agencies in order to respond to your request. In some circumstances we also may be required by law to disclose information in accordance with the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements.

From: Brian Freskos

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

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