Arrest log for the past 24 hours (Hopkinton Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Hopkinton Police Department of Hopkinton, RI .
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the arrest log for the past 24 hours, to include the following information at minimum:

1) Full name of the arrested adult;
2) Home address of the arrested adult, unless doing so would identify a crime victim;
3) Year of birth of the arrested adult;
4) Charge or charges;
5) Date of the arrest;
6) Time of the arrest;
7) Gender of the arrested adult;
8) Race of the arrested adult;
9) Name of the arresting officer unless doing so would identify an undercover officer. R.I. Gen. Laws ยง 38-2-3.2.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Please confirm whether this APRA request was received as submitted on July 30.

Thank you.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief,

Checking once again to confirm whether this APRA request was received.

Thank you.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief,

As amended in 2012, the APRA requires the arrest information as requested here to be released within 48 hours if said request is received on a weekday. By now, this request has been pending beyond even the 10 business day response window provided under APRA for all other requests.

Please advise as to the status of this request immediately.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 30, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 30, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: David Palmer

Sir,
Each time a request has come in, your requested information has gone out by my secretary immediately via e-mail. I recall preparing the last e-mail that only contained a Suspended License arrest. My secretary is not in today, so I don't have confirmation of past sent e-mails. We have not had an arrest in the past 24 hours. Please e-mail me back that you have gotten this so I know you have the ability to receive my e-mails. We certainly will comply with open records request. Thank you.

David S. Palmer
Hopkinton Police Chief
Phone: 401-377-7751
Fax: 401-377-7755
e-mail: chief@hopkintonpolice.org

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief Palmer -

This is the first response of any kind we have received from Hopkinton Police Department for this request. As you will see in the chain below, I emailed you directly on a number of occasions in an attempt to confirm receipt. Please pass along copies of any previous emails sent in response to this request, and I would be happy to credit your department with having responded per your obligations under APRA. I would ask that you do so today, as the results of our audit of APRA compliance is being published tomorrow.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From: David Palmer

Shawn,

As stated in my previous e-mail, my secretary sent all the requests for
arrest reports and she is out today and I do not have access to her e-mail.
In looking in my own files, I sent the attached Open Records Policy to a
different e-mail address (requests@muckrock.com) on April 10,
2014 (see below). The confusion may be in that you are using different
e-mails addresses because I am very responsive in Open Records requests.
Possibly if you search sstedman@hopkintonpolice.org for incoming e-mails but
there is the outside possibility she sent them via US mail. I will not know
until she returns for work. Please advise. Thank you.

David S. Palmer

Hopkinton Police Chief

Phone: 401-377-7751

Fax: 401-377-7755

e-mail: <mailto:chief@hopkintonpolice.org> chief@hopkintonpolice.org

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief Palmer -

We will check our files to see if any postal communications were misfiled, but we have not received any emails to this email address. Each email address is unique to each APRA request.

Shawn

From: David Palmer

Shawn,
As stated in another e-mail, I received e-mails from a requests@muckrock.com. I have never seen the below chain of e-mails; are you able to check whether they were ever opened. They may have gone to my junk mail.

David S. Palmer
Hopkinton Police Chief
Phone: 401-377-7751
Fax: 401-377-7755
e-mail: chief@hopkintonpolice.org

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief,

We have checked our files and found no postal communications received for this request since it was sent to you by email on July 30. Furthermore, we have not received any emails from sstedman@hopkintonpolice.org, nor any emails your account since July 7.

Best,
Shawn

From: David Palmer

Shawn,
I found this in my old file where you state you received it. I know, I or my secretary sent others (she's out again today). I have three different e-mail addresses for mudrock and that may be the reason why you do not have the records. Please advise.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief,

This request for arrest logs for the past 24 hours, submitted July 30 by email to your email address, was never acknowledged until your email yesterday. As I indicated, I sent several followups to your email, but received no response by email or mail from you or your secretary.

Shawn

From: David Palmer

Please see the attached response on the article entitled Secrecy still prevails.

David S. Palmer
Hopkinton Police Chief
Phone: 401-377-7751
Fax: 401-377-7755
e-mail: chief@hopkintonpolice.org

From: Shawn Musgrave

Chief Palmer -

I have received the below emailed statement.

While the 2012 APRA revisions require the provision of nine particular points of information for arrested adults within 48 hours, and my request specifically outlined these precise points in my emailed APRA request and subsequent followups to your email address, your department failed to respond whatsoever until September 16. Again, I submitted the current request to the same email address as the requests for APRA procedures, dispatch logs and arrest reports including narrative were sent. While those three requests were fulfilled as of the publication of audit findings, the present request for 24 hours of arrest logs was not.

Please let me know if I can provide any further clarification of the above with regard to this request for arrest logs.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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