Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Hartford Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Hartford Police Department of Hartford, CT.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information 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

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Hartford Police Department

Good afternoon, Ms. Lipton:

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please be advised the Hartford Police Department does not maintain the responsive records you seek. As such, your request has been forwarded to the City of Hartford, Office of Corporation Counsel.

Respectfully,

Detective Denise Mendoza
Civil Litigation/FOI-Liaison
253 High Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Office: 860-757-4343
Fax: 860-722-8270

From: Hartford Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

Please allow this correspondence to serve as acknowledgment of your Freedom of Information request below. To the extent that the requested records exist, you will be notified of availability. Please be advised that in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, the City of Hartford is not obligated to create a record that does not exist, this includes putting a document in electronic format when it only exists in paper form.

Best,

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From: Hartford Police Department

Greetings,

Please see the attached as the responsive record to your request below. Please be advised that in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, the City of Hartford is not obligated to create a record that does not exist, as such the information on this spreadsheet, represents the information that the City's system is able to generate. To the extent you are seeking case and tracking numbers, said information is available on the Connecticut Judicial branch website.
Best,

Cynthia Lauture
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Hartford

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