Garland, Texas, Stolen/Recovered Gun Reports

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Garland Texas Police Department of Garland, TX.
Tracking #

GCA17-0713

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, 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) 2010R020713
2) 2011R026990
3) 2012R024121
4) 2013R017250
5) 2015R000908
6) 2015R014637
7) 2016R000537
8) 2016R003823

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 to receive the records 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
195 Montague Street, 14th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

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: Garland Texas Police Department

Mr. Freskos:

Attached please find our response to your open records request. Thank you.

G:\CITY\Shared Data\Departments\City Attorney\City Attorney Public Info\GCA17-0713 (redline)_Redacted.pdf<file://cog-chfs/Data/CITY/Shared%20Data/Departments/City%20Attorney/City%20Attorney%20Public%20Info/GCA17-0713%20(redline)_Redacted.pdf>

Dot Pearson
Legal Compliance Specialist
Office of the City Attorney
City of Garland, TX
dpearson@garlandtx.gov
972-205-2380 / 972-205-2383 direct / 972-205-2389 fax

From: Brian Freskos

Hi Dot,

The letter states that the requested documents were enclosed, but I don't seem them. Would you mind sending?

From: Garland Texas Police Department

There should be a link within the email for you to click on. Is it not there? It shows up on my end.

Dot Pearson
Legal Compliance Specialist
Office of the City Attorney
City of Garland, TX
dpearson@garlandtx.gov
972-205-2380 / 972-205-2383 direct / 972-205-2389 fax

From: Brian Freskos

Hmmm I see the link but can't open it. I even tried pasting it into two different browsers. Would it be possible to email the docs to my gmail address: freskosb@gmail.com

From: Garland Texas Police Department


From: Garland Texas Police Department

Pearson, Dot would like to recall the message, "GCA17-0713.pdf".

From: Garland Texas Police Department

I was out of the office yesterday. Did you receive the attachments today?

Dot Pearson
Legal Compliance Specialist
Office of the City Attorney
City of Garland, TX
dpearson@garlandtx.gov
972-205-2380 / 972-205-2383 direct / 972-205-2389 fax

From: Brian Freskos

I did! Thank you so much!

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