MMIW Cases (Houston Police Department)

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX .
Multi Request MMIW Cases
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all cases of: unsolved missing persons, homicides, suspicious deaths, and deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. If there are any Jane Does that have been identified as potentially Alaska Native or American Indian, please include them as well.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

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.

Sincerely,

Annita Lucchesi

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Annita Lucchesi,

Below is the requested information.
Murder

CIncNo

Race

Sex

Age

IncBgnDt

CStatus

7820380

I

M

23

9/30/1980

OPEN

25753218

I

F

20

2/28/2018

OPEN

70616110

I

M

30

5/17/2010

OPNI

101625803

I

M

48

7/19/2003

OPNI

79964486

I

M

58

10/21/1986

OPNI

Missing Person

IncNo

Race

Sex

Age

IncBgnDt

IncStatus

143411512

I

M

17

11/9/2012

O

83656312

I

M

17

7/2/2012

O

60085112

I

M

14

5/11/2012

O

52151012

I

F

15

4/25/2012

O

86147311

I

F

13

7/1/2011

O

15134707

I

F

17

1/27/2007

O

18394506

I

M

29

1/30/2006

O

18394506

I

F

27

1/30/2006

O

18394506

I

F

1

1/30/2006

O

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Mr Zapata,

Thank you for this information, it's much appreciated. Is it possible to get it in an attached document? For some reason the formatting in your email is not coming through right and it's very difficult to read.

Thank you,
Annita

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Annita Lucchesi,

Please see the attached document. My apologies, I thought I had already sent this.

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Hi Mr Zapata,

Thank you for this information, this is much appreciated. Two questions--(1) there are male victims on this list too, is that because they were identified as male in the system but also known as trans-women, or is there another explanation why they are included on this list? (2) We are also requesting records on closed homicide and suspicious deaths cases, but I don't see any listed here?

Thank you,
Annita

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Annita Lucchesi,

Our analyst is out till this Thursday, however, I still sent your request to the Homicide Division to check on the stats you requested.

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Annita Lucchesi,

Per the Homicide Division: the number of identified females was so low that the male victims were included as well. There were no closed murders of Pacific Islanders to provide records for and a much clearer definition of suspicious death is required since the list included all Pacific Islander murder victims and all Pacific Islander missing persons.

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Mr Zapata,

I'm confused--I did not request information on Pacific Islanders. I requested information on American Indians and Alaska Natives. Could you please clarify?

Annita

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Annita Lucchesi,

Per the Homicide Division: The 'I' designator is the one that is used to identify any type of native Indian whether it be Native American or Native Alaskan. We should not have written out Pacific Islander when I responded to the last email. The DL info for the 1 female on the list was checked and she is identified as American Indian/Alaskan Native as the state uses similar classification as we do. The writing of pacific islander was incorrect as there is a P code for that class. The I code is for American Indian and Native Alaskan. The request was based on the I code so no Pacific Islanders were included in the response

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Sovereign Bodies Institute

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