City policies regarding Civilian Oversight of Police (Fort Worth Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX.
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.

If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.

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,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Fort Worth Open Records Center

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. 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 received in this office and given the log number W058099-010417 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: See original request attached:To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.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.
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.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center. If you have questions about how your request was processed or if I can be of further assistance, please contact me at (817) 392-8184.
Annette Henderson
Public Information Coordinator
Click here to track the status of your request. (http://fortworthtexas.gov/records/view/)

From: Aguilar, Javier M.

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01/10/2017

Samuel Sinyangwe

RE: Public Information Request W058099-010417

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

This letter responds to your request for information to the City of Fort Worth, dated and received in our office on 1/4/2017 1:58:51 PM.

Information Requested: Multiple Records - See original request attached: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records: All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department. If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints. 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.

The City of Fort Worth has reviewed its files and has located the enclosed documents that are responsive to your request. Although the Public Information Act allows a governmental body to charge for copying documents, the enclosed is being provided to you at no charge.

Officer J.M. Aguilar #3020
Fort Worth Police Department
Legal Liaison Officer/Open Records Unit
505 W. Felix St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76115
OFFICE: 817-392-4315
FAX: 817-392-4403

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