Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Lower Paxton Township Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lower Paxton Township Police Department of Harrisburg, PA .
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Due July 6, 2020
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know 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.

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

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

Submitted on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:54pm
07/20/2020
Beryl Lipton
411A Highland Ave MR97104
Somerville
Massachusetts
02144
(617) 299-1832
requests@muckrock.com
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know 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.
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
If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Beryl Lipton
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From: Lower Paxton Township Police Department

Good Morning Beryl,

Thank you for contacting Lower Paxton Township with your request for information pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law.

On July 20, 2020, we received your Right-to-Know form via CrimeWatch requesting:
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.
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
In regard to your request and in accordance with the Right-to-Know Law, Section 902, Extension of Time, paragraph (a), number 4, the Township requires an extension of time to respond to your request due to:

(4) A legal review is necessary to determine whether the record is a record subject to access under this act

The Township will provide a response to your request for records within thirty (30) days from the date of this email.

If you believe that the information provided herein is unresponsive to your request, you have a right to appeal to the PA Office of Open Records. Appeals must be submitted, in writing, to the Executive Director of the Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.

If you choose to file an appeal you must do so within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Township's response, in accordance with Section 1101 of the Right-To-Know Law. If you have further questions, please contact me at (717) 657-5600 or lurban@lowerpaxton-pa.gov<mailto:lurban@lowerpaxton-pa.gov>.
Regards,

Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann M. Urban
Communications Manager / Assistant Right-to-Know Officer
Lower Paxton Township

From: Lower Paxton Township Police Department

Good Morning,
Thanks for reaching out.
Just to clarify, it says your request was submitted on June 27, 2020, however, that is false. The request we received came in on July 20, 2020.
We followed up with an email, almost immediately stating we would need more time to complete the request as is permissible by RTK Law.
We have 30 days to reply from the date of our email: 7/21/20.

Thanks and have a great day!

Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann M. Urban
Communications Manager
Lower Paxton Township

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