ProPublica: Incident Report Request (Haines City Police)

Lucas Waldron filed this request with the Haines City Police Department of Haines, FL.


From: Lucas Waldron

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

The incident report for the murder of Shavon Marlon Shawn, also known as Mercedes Successful, who was found in the parking lot at 35884 U.S. 27 on 5/15/2016.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Lucas Waldron

From: Haines City Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.


Good Morning,

The City of Haines City is in receipt of your records request. Your request for records has been forwarded to the appropriate parties for response. Please be assured your request will be addressed in the order in which it was received and will be produced within a reasonable amount of time. Should this request rise to the level of "extensive" the City will provide you with a written estimate, of which a 50% deposit has to be paid, prior to commencement. The City's records policy is attached for your review.

Please be advised also that the statutory obligation of the custodian of public records is to provide access to, or copies of, public records in a reasonable period of time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the custodian or the custodian's designee. However, Florida statutes do not require the custodian of records to provide information about the records produced or to create new records in response to a request.

The City is happy to comply with your request, and if there is anything else we may help you with, please let me know.

Linda Bourgeois, BAS, MMC,
City Clerk

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