James Adell Death

Olevia filed this request with the Hagerstown Police Department of Hagerstown, MD.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Katie Ryan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Full case documentation and autopsy report for James Adell (DOB 8/14/78) who died in policy custody on June 25, 2013. This should include, but not be limited to; police response report, CAD data from 911 call, autopsy report, witness statements, etc.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Katie Ryan

From: Hagerstown Police Department

Your request was forwarded to the Communications Department. You should receive an email from Wes Decker, Communications Department. Wdecker@hagerstownmd.org<mailto:Wdecker@hagerstownmd.org>.

Tamra Gossard

Tamra Gossard
Police Records Specialist
Hagerstown City Police Department
50 North Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-8577 x209
301-766-4278 (direct)


Ms. Ryan,

Here is the cost associated with fulfilling your request:

80 pages. The first 20 are free, page 21 is $1.25, and pages 22-80 are $.25 each ($14.75) = $16.00
There are 6 DVDs. Digital media cost: $30.
Total time spent by legal counsel to review and advise regarding the request: 2.5 hours. The first 2 are free and the additional 0.5 hours will be billed at her hourly rate of $200/hour = $50.
Total time spent by staff member to perform the necessary work: 6.5 hours x her rate of pay of $19.88/hour = $129.22.
Total cost: $16.00 + $30.00 + $50.00 + $129.22 = $225.22.

This does NOT include the autopsy report which you would need to request from the state medical examiner.

Please let me know if you wish to proceed and I will provide you with payment remittance information.


Wes Decker
Communications Officer
City of Hagerstown
1 E. Franklin Street, #208
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Office: (301) 739-8577 ext. 819
Cell: (240) 291-8878

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