Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Fort Worth Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX .
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W103268-063020

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 Texas Public Information 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

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: Fort Worth Police Department

Dear Beryl Lipton:
As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s disaster declaration, most of the administrative departments of the City of Fort Worth are now either closed or are minimally staffed by a skeleton crew, while remaining staff is working remotely or involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. The City is unable to access its records to respond to public information requests at this time.   This notice has been posted on the City’s website. During the period this notice is posted, the City of Fort Worth is not considered to be open for business for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act.
In accordance with the guidance issued by the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this is not a “business day” for purposes of Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act, and all PIA related processes are currently paused. On the date that the City resumes “business days” under more normal operations, all previously received requests will resume processing and any requests submitted during the skeleton crew day period will be officially noted as being received and begin being processed. 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 W103268-063020 for tracking purposes.
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 under "My Requests" Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center, Public Information Administrator
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From: Fort Worth Police Department

Good morning,

The City of Fort Worth received a request for information from you back during the height of the pandemic, and I'm checking to see if you received the information you requested or whether you still need this information.

The request was for:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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

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

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I want to make sure you receive the information you're seeking, so would you please respond to this email and let me know if you already received the information requested, and if not, whether you still need this information?

Please feel free to reach out to me by phone or email if you have any questions.

Respectfully,

Trey Qualls
Assistant City Attorney
City Attorney's Office
200 Texas Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Direct: 817-392-7618 / Fax: 817-392-8359
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From: Fort Worth Police Department

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Narrowing_Letter_-_W103268-063020.docx (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFpMrOvuQEnkuHSwhZGH-2BPHnWyIKNAnOt8XIE65i-2FqEbQPCXwE3jXY1BCj7Do8ft3rEUBCVkiC55Fh0N2Fqhp9UF-2FtYL9JZk-2BrNrKcTnpNUOVrT-2FcSRt8mBL76B-2BjuRtmeNWHomIwAa1heVCl3czzuAJxqz1cMSuL9qfJfjQCpL6ANV2ujfuN1RMzFXz-2FAluj8WyycDBq0ODjXYjVprb-2B9Uk-3Dm3iy_9dNvshYKUxqCx8G7jxhZ4avkdgQZlNZj14pG0dfxWGsZQUvTdnYhhzNo50fBSvNlJTBuuA-2F8Rp5BCNkgqd1p8-2BsMt7cTT0brBneQjK0eXLamqevByyhokW3lFwtVmYYpV9D2ccf76n-2BUO7Z2yfMm-2FtG0qUruhhfQ6vXH0Gxbd5uAVveNU7ICaLELqmAyEu1LHxBrVt7p-2BThqN26aYDhWy00hLOQZqvYvUyj-2FDPw0mnMOf4cph2tyqzgCv7-2Bo83gFhQfd2ZvJfi3abpGQQPg-2FTHDaVM-2ByhF1npPwO5sEBpEuTqx-2BK1ddkXtevHBi-2FvI6myqSeVbKo6JSAO-2B5Ok8Cw1qo8JxUUgI0RfM4A1yjHjE1ad9vQG1eazgcB22MwltfErHswzm-2FDjCPdo6Qh2HOhNw-3D-3D)

Dear Beryl Lipton,

Please find attached a narrowing letter regarding your request.

Thank you,
Annette Henderson Public Information Coordinator, City of Fort Worth City Secretary's Office

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