Policies Regarding the Practice of Cavity Searches on Women (Houston Police Department)

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
Tracking # OR2017-24957
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From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents, policies, or training materials given to police officers that detail when and how to perform a cavity search.

The practice of humiliating cavity searches as been widely reported on: https://mic.com/articles/58173/shocking-videos-show-texas-cops-performing-illegal-body-cavity-searches-on-women#.Q7unwOi1M

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,

Cynthia Fernandez

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Cynthia Fernandez,

Please see the attached letter pertaining to the above referenced request.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit/ewe

From: HPD - Open Records

We are waiting on an AG ruling. It can take roughly 45-60 days.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit/ewe

From: HPD - Open Records

Please be advised we are still waiting on an AG ruling.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit/ewe

From: HPD - Open Records

Please be advised we are still waiting on an AG ruling.

Sincerely,
HPD Open Records Unit/ewe

From: Houston Police Department

Please be advised we are still waiting on an AG ruling.
Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit/ewe

From: Houston Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Houston Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Houston Police Department

Your responsive documents will be mailed out today to the address provided below.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit/ewe

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