Police Departments and Anti-Defamation League E-mails (Houston Police Department)

Leila Young filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

18-07476

Multi Request Police Departments and Anti-Defamation League E-mails
Due Aug. 28, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Leila Young


To Whom It May Concern:

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

From January 1st, 2018 to the latest date possible (today's date 07/25/2018 if possible, or the latest possible date available in the email system, as the systems are often up to a month behind / out-of-date):
E-mails between ejarvis@adl.org and all e-mail addresses associated with the police department to which this request is addressed containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms:
'Israel'
'NCTS'
'National'
'Counter'
'Terrorism'
'Counter-terrorism'
'Seminar'
'Invite'
'Invitation'

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,

Leila Young

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Leila Young,

Please be aware that we do not have the technical ability to globally search all HPD employee email accounts. You will need to specify the following:
- Please provide us with a list of HPD employees whose emails you wish us to search

Please be aware some of the emails may discuss information that is confidential as a matter of law, open/active criminal investigations, investigations which did not result in conviction/deferred adjudication, attorney-client communications, and/or law enforcement tactics, to include documents from other law enforcement agencies.
Do you agree to allow us to withhold messages that would be excepted by the "law enforcement exception?" (See 552.101, 552.103, 552.107, and 552.108 of the Texas Government Code, to include documents from other law enforcement agencies)?
Please note that if you do not agree to allow us to withhold these messages, and any of the messages contain this type of information, we will need to seek a ruling from the Texas Attorney General in order to withhold such messages. This process will add up approximately 60 business days to the processing time of your request. If you agree to allow us to withhold these types of messages, we will not need to seek the ruling from the AG to withhold them.

Sincerely,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Leila Young

Hello, thank you for your message.

Here is the list of relevant HPD employees:

Art Acevedo
R. L. Woolfolk
M. D. Slinkard
T. R. Finner
D. R. Poor
W. R. Dobbins
J. G. Jones
P. Lopez, Jr.
H. J. Gaw
K. D. Anthony
L. J. Satterwhite
J. L. Jones

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Leila Young,

Please see the attached letter regarding your open records request.

Thank you,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Leila Young

Thank you! I look forward to receiving the documents.

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Leila Young,

Please see the attached letter regarding your open records request.

Thank you,

Joe Zapata
HPD Open Records Unit
713-308-3264

From: Leila Young

Hello,

Your last letter mentioned consulting a third party in relation to my request. The records I'm requesting are PUBLIC RECORDS and I do not understand why consulting the third party is necessary or legal. I have submitted similar requests to other agencies and not a single one has referenced consulting a third party. Many of them have responded to my request. I've attached two files as evidence of the most responsive set of documents I've received from a department, in response to the exact request I sent you.

I appreciate your consideration in this matter.

Leila

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