Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (South Fulton Police Department, South Fulton)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the South Fulton Police Department, South Fulton of Georgia.
Tracking #

P001378-080620

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Status
Rejected

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records 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. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

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

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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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Dear Beryl Lipton:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of South Fulton. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act. Your request was received in this office on 8/6/2020 and given the reference number P001378-080620 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records 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. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

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

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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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From: South Fulton Police Department, South Fulton

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Dear Ms. Lipton,
Please give me a call at 732.823.2869 to clarify your request. As it stands now, it is vague and predates the City of South Fulton Police Department's existence. Upon clarification of the case files requested, we will provide you with an estimate of the fees and hours required to fulfill this request. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your request.
Thanks,
Zalak Raval, Esq.

From: South Fulton Police Department, South Fulton

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 06, 2020, Reference # P001378-080620
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of South Fulton received a public information request from you on August 06, 2020. Your request mentioned: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records 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. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

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

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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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This letter is to clarify what information that you are seeking from the City of South Fulton:
Original response sent on August 24, 2020:

Dear Ms. Lipton,
Please give me a call at 732.823.2869 to clarify your request. As it stands now, it is vague and predates the City of South Fulton Police Department's existence. Upon clarification of the case files requested, we will provide you with an estimate of the fees and hours required to fulfill this request. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your request.
Thanks,
Zalak Raval, Esq.
If you would like for the City of South Fulton to proceed with your public information request, please provide clarifications within ten (10) business days from 09/02/2020. Otherwise, the City of South Fulton will consider your request withdrawn.
You may provide a response to the City of South Fulton by any of the following methods:
* by responding to this email
* by regular mail to City of South Fulton Open Records Officer, 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA, 30336;  or
* in person at City Hall, 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA, 30336.
Upon receipt of your clarification, the City of South Fulton will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs associated with producing the requested records.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact our office at 470.809.7700 ext. 7272.
Regards,
City of South Fulton
Open Records Division
5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30336

From: South Fulton Police Department, South Fulton

Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of South Fulton received a public information request from you on August 06, 2020. Your request mentioned: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records 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. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

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

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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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Our records indicate that this request has been waiting for Clarifications from you for more than 10 days. The City of South Fulton considers this request closed. If you would still like the records, please submit another, more specific Public Safety Open Records Request.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact our office at 470.809.7700 ext 7272.
Regards,
City of South Fulton
Open Records Division
5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30336
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