|Submitted||April 21, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:
- all misconduct complaints and summaries or reports of disciplinary actions regarding Hialeah Police Department officers Ernesto Arias-Martinez and Armando Perez during the course of their employment with the department.
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 business days.
We are in receipt of your public records request.
You can access the City's ordinance, codified at Section 2-871 in the Code, which describes the costs for this service through the following link https://library.municode.com/fl/hialeah/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH2AD_ARTVFI_DIV2FECH_S2-871DUCEPUDO .
Attached you will also find the City's policy on public records. These provisions are consistent with Florida law and we hope you will find them informative as we fulfill your request.
Please be advised that processing your public records request may require extensive use of information technology resources, and/or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance. The City has determined that any request that requires more than fifteen minutes to locate, gather, review, redact, copy or make records available for inspection is an extensive request. These services will be charged at the hourly rate of the least paid employee capable of performing the task according to the City's policy.
The law requires that we respond to your request within a reasonable time not the quickest possible response time. Reasonable time includes time necessary to search for records, review and redact the records for exempt or confidential material, copy the records or make them available for inspection.
At this time, we will forward your request to the appropriate departments in the City to determine whether any records within the department are responsive to your request. Once we have had an opportunity to conduct an internal search, we will prepare a cost estimate for time and resources necessary to provide you with your records, if any, as provided by the City's policy.
Public Records Coordinator
City of Hialeah
Office of the City Clerk
501 Palm Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33010
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.