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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public 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

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, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Houston Police Department

Good afternoon.

You will need to contact the City of Houston Legal Department for this request.

General Counsel (832.393.6491)
Drafts ordinances and opinions, interfaces with City Council Committees, handles Sign Code issues and MWBE matters and advises the Ethics Committee. Also handles traditional governmental matters such as elections, public information requests, including drafting letters of exception to the Texas Attorney General, open meetings, ethics and conflicts of interest, redistricting, public finance, annexations, ad valorem taxation and utility regulation and franchising.

Contact the Legal Department
City of Houston Legal Department
900 Bagby, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.6491
City of Houston Legal Department
P.O. Box 368
Houston, TX 77001-0368

Because we have no responsive documents to provide related to your request, we are closing the file on the matter.

Thank you,
Open Records Unit - kc