Fort Collins Police Records on Narconon Colorado (Scientology Drug Rehab)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the City of Fort Collins Police Department of Fort Collins, CO .
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Crowdfund Request: Fort Collins Police Records on Narconon Colorado (Scientology Drug Rehab)

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There is an ongoing effort to gather a collection of police records on all of the Scientology-based drug and alcohol addiction rehabs. So far, previously filled requests only required nominal fees for a few dozen records at most. Those costs were easily covered by the requester and the generosity of few private donors supporting her FOIA project. But this request uncovered a huge stash of records and the fees are beyond our means. So please help us unleash these dox by contributing a donation towards the fees needed to complete this request. And thank you in advance for your support!!

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All police records, call logs, blotter entries, closed investigation files and/or reports generated since February 1, 2008 pertaining to any incidents that occurred at the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility located at 1225 Redwood Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524. This facility is currently registered with the state as "A Life Worth Living" but has also been known to operate under the following business names:

Narconon Fresh Start
Narconon Colorado
Narconon Fort Collins
Fort Collins New Life Center
New Life Retreat
A Life Worth Saving

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the numerous civil lawsuits currently pending against this controversial Scientology-based rehab franchise for negligence, fraud, breach of contract, etc. Disclosure of the records I am seeking will greatly aid the public's understanding of what is happening at this non-profit organization, and how public service agencies operate when dealing with such a facility. For more information, please see:

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Additionally, 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 fees cannot be waived, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lisa Robles

Ms. Seibert,
See my attached response to your records request. Please let me know how you wish to proceed.
Regards,
Lisa

Lisa Jaime Robles, Records Manager
Fort Collins Police Services
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970)221-6838
Fax: (970)207-7946
Email: lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com>
[FortCollinsLogo_PoliceServices 082708]

From: R. M. Seibert

Dear Ms. Robles,

Thank you for the detailed response to my CORA request dated May 7, 2015.

I do wish to proceed with this request, for either all or some of the incident records you identified. Due to the estimated cost, I will be enabling a online fundraiser to attempt to raise the necessary amount via crowdfunding.

So if possible, I respectfully ask for a 30-day window to run the fundraiser and see if the total amount due can be raised. And if not, make a determination on how best to limit the timeframe for the request to lower the applicable costs.

If this is acceptable, I will contact you again by July 1st at the latest to confirm or revise my request, and then forward payment immediately thereafter. Please advise if your procedures allow for a 30-day response time such as this, and/or inform me as to what my other alternative is for getting a payment to you within an acceptable timeframe.

With gratitude,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Lisa Robles

Dear Ms. Seibert,
I received your response to my email dated 060115. I have no concerns regarding the 30 day window and will wait to hear back from you when you are ready to proceed.

For future correspondence, please email me directly @ lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com> or you can use fax number (970)221-6284 or fax (970)207-7946. The current fax number you are using is going to our Administration and there is a delay in getting me the information.

Sincerely,
Lisa

Lisa Jaime Robles, Records Manager
Fort Collins Police Services
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970)221-6838
Fax: (970)207-7946
Email: lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com>
[FortCollinsLogo_PoliceServices 082708]

From: R. M. Seibert

Dear Ms. Robles,

The crowdfunding campaign I ran for my CORA request dated May 7, 2015 has successfully raised the full amount of the estimated cost you provided. A check will be cut and forwarded to your agency from MuckRock News within the next few business days.

Thank you for your assistance and prompt responses.

With gratitude,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1012.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached request.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lisa Robles

Ms. Seibert,
I received your payment this week and I am currently working on your request. I hope to have the request completed by the middle of next week.

Thanks for your patience.
Lisa

Lisa Jaime Robles, Records Manager
Fort Collins Police Services
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970)221-6838
Fax: (970)207-7946
Email: lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com>
[FortCollinsLogo_PoliceServices 082708]

From: Lisa Robles

Ms. Seibert,
Thank you for your patience. Attached are the reports and police CAD incidents related to your request. Please note police CAD incidents prior to 2011 have been purged, so are not included in this request. However, if a police report was made then it is included in your request. Because my original quote included all incidents from 2008-2010, I over quoted you and therefore will be issuing you a refund.

We are preparing an invoice of all the charges and I hope to get that to you by Friday with the exact amount of the refund.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Lisa

Lisa Jaime Robles, Records Manager
Fort Collins Police Services
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970)221-6838
Fax: (970)207-7946
Email: lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com>
[FortCollinsLogo_PoliceServices 082708]

From: Lisa Robles

Ms. Seibert,
Per the previous email, attached is the invoice with the amount to be refunded.

Please allow at least 10-14 business days for processing.

Thank you
Lisa

Lisa Jaime Robles, Records Manager
Fort Collins Police Services
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970)221-6838
Fax: (970)207-7946
Email: lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com>
[FortCollinsLogo_PoliceServices 082708]

From: R. M. Seibert

Attn: Lisa Robles

Can you confirm if the refund check for $218.25 from my record request, in reference to the invoice I received that was dated 6/24/2015, has been processed and sent yet? I haven't received confirmation that it was credited to my MuckRock account so I wasn't sure where this stands.

Thank you for your assistance,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Lisa Robles

Ms. Seibert,
I just checked with our finance department and was informed they made an error on this refund, but assured me they would get a check mailed to you this Thursday.

If you don't receive it in the mail by 081415, please notify me right away.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Lisa Jaime Robles, Records Manager
Fort Collins Police Services
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970)221-6838
Fax: (970)207-7946
Email: lrobles@fcgov.com<mailto:lrobles@fcgov.com>
[FortCollinsLogo_PoliceServices 082708]

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