Information about Cessna 182T Airplane

Jacob Appelbaum filed this request with the Police Department of Henrico County, VA.
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From: Jacob Appelbaum


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the 2006 model 182T Cessna airplane as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has serial number 18281839 and holds registration N60430. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of 51754365 in octal or A7D8F5 in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.

Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights for the city of Richmond, Virginia over the last week with a focus on May 31st, and June 1st where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over the demonstrations at an altitude of 1,575 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

This information is part of a journalistic research project involving the Seattle Privacy Coalition.

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,

Jacob Appelbaum

From: Police Department

Received.

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Police Department

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Police Department

The attached response was mailed to the address you provided on June 10, 2020.

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Jacob Appelbaum

Hello,

Many of the records that I requested do not and should not contain specific tactical plans. Do I understand that you're withholding all records under that exemption rather than releasing non-tactical records?Would you prefer that I file a new request that specifically ensures that it is clear that I am not requesting tactical records which are exempt from disclosure? Is it possible to shape this request to have the clearly non-exempt records released?

Sincerely,
Jacob Appelbaum

From: Police Department

Please provide your name and a phone number where you can be reached.
I have lost the train of this request and would like to figure it out so we can respond appropriately.

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Police Department

If you're still interested in your FOIA request, please try to call me. I think you might have called while I was on sick leave. I'm back.
Please provide your name and a phone number where you can be reached.
I have lost the train of this request and would like to figure it out so we can respond appropriately.

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Police Department

If you're still interested in your FOIA request, please try to call me. I think you might have called while I was on sick leave. I'm back.
Please provide your name and a phone number where you can be reached.
I have lost the train of this request and would like to figure it out so we can respond appropriately.

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Police Department

After two requests for clarification (see below) have gone unanswered, I am closing this FOIA request.

Sent July 31, 2020
Second Request for clarification
If you're still interested in your FOIA request, please try to call me. I think you might have called while I was on sick leave. I'm back.
Please provide your name and a phone number where you can be reached.
I have lost the train of this request and would like to figure it out so we can respond appropriately.
Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Jacob Appelbaum

Hello,

I've tried to call a number of times and I seem to miss you each time. I'd like to keep this request open, if possible. My original request was as follows:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the 2006 model 182T Cessna airplane as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has serial number 18281839 and holds registration N60430. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of 51754365 in octal or A7D8F5 in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.

Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights for the city of Richmond, Virginia over the last week with a focus on May 31st, and June 1st where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over the demonstrations at an altitude of 1,575 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

This information is part of a journalistic research project involving the Seattle Privacy Coalition.

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,
Jacob Appelbaum

I followed up after an initial denial of all records, by asking the following:

Hello,

Many of the records that I requested do not and should not contain specific tactical plans. Do I understand that you're withholding all records under that exemption rather than releasing non-tactical records?Would you prefer that I file a new request that specifically ensures that it is clear that I am not requesting tactical records which are exempt from disclosure? Is it possible to shape this request to have the clearly non-exempt records released?

Sincerely,
Jacob Appelbaum

Is there a specific time where I would be most likely to be able to reach you via telephone?

From: Police Department

I have not received any messages from you. Are you calling (804) 501-4845? I'm at my desk if you'd like to try again.

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

From: Police Department

Received.

Kirsten Nelson
Management Specialist (FOIA, Grants)
Henrico County Police Division
804-501-4845

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