Sustained findings since 2017

Ananya Tiwari filed this request with the Gary Police Department of Gary, IN.
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Awaiting Acknowledgement

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From: Ananya Tiwari

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act § 5-14-3-1 et seq.,I am requesting copies of records related to cases of sustained findings of police misconduct at the Internal Affairs Division of the Gary Police, between 2017 and 2022. This includes, but is not limited to, documents, reports, multimedia, body-worn camera footage, arrest filings, and so on. It also includes all documents, notes, correspondence and memoranda evidencing sustained findings reports and investigations, and all communication and correspondence in whatever tangible medium between the officials, the victims and the overseeing agency.

I am requesting digital copies of all responsive documents.

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.

Here, misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

Excessive (unreasonable) force – beatings, manhandling of people in handcuffs, improper use of Tasers, injuries inflicted by police dogs, improper use of deadly force, and other police brutality or disregard for the safety of suspects. It also includes, but is not limited to: physical and verbal abuse, restraints happening unreasonably, coerced or forced confessions, and sexual abuse and assault.

False arrests – pulling over, detention, questioning and searches conducted without any probable cause whatsoever, including cases of planted evidence, racial profiling and trumped-up charges of resisting arrest.

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 415-769-8210 or ananyatiwarijournalism@gmail.com.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ananya Tiwari

From: Dilcia Mercedes

To the Gary Police Department,

We have sent a request to your department nearly two months ago. We have yet to receive an acknowledgement that you got our request.
With no response, we will likely have to resubmit the request here and through other portals. This creates unnecessary work for both of our organizations, so an acknowledgement of the requests sent would be appreciated.

Thank you!

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Please see the following request for records. Thank you for your help with this request.

Sincerely,

MuckRock

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