Shotspotter communications

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

P029848-051522

Due May 27, 2022
Est. Completion June 1, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All emails exchanges–including incoming messages, outgoing messages, forwards, and attachments–between the department's chief/commissioner and ShotSpotter representatives since January 1, 2021. ShotSpotter representatives can be identified by searching the department's email system for addresses ending in "@shotspotter.com."

2) All emails exchanges–including incoming messages, outgoing messages, forwards, and attachments–between the department's public information and/or media relations staff members and ShotSpotter representatives since January 1, 2021. ShotSpotter representatives can be identified by searching the department's email system for addresses ending in "@shotspotter.com."

I ask that all fees be waived as I intend to use the requested records to further public understanding of government functions and not for any commercial purpose.

In the event that you choose to withhold or redact the records, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of the statutory and/or case law upon which each rejection or redaction is based.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Todd Feathers:
Thank you for your interest in public records of Houston Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 5/15/2022 and given the reference number P029848-051522 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All emails exchanges–including incoming messages, outgoing messages, forwards, and attachments–between the department's chief/commissioner and ShotSpotter representatives since January 1, 2021. ShotSpotter representatives can be identified by searching the department's email system for addresses ending in "@shotspotter.com."

2) All emails exchanges–including incoming messages, outgoing messages, forwards, and attachments–between the department's public information and/or media relations staff members and ShotSpotter representatives since January 1, 2021. ShotSpotter representatives can be identified by searching the department's email system for addresses ending in "@shotspotter.com."

I ask that all fees be waived as I intend to use the requested records to further public understanding of government functions and not for any commercial purpose.

In the event that you choose to withhold or redact the records, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of the statutory and/or case law upon which each rejection or redaction is based.

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,

Todd Feathers

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From: Houston Police Department

RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST of May 15, 2022, Reference # P029848-051522.

Dear Todd Feathers,
The Houston Police Department has received your public information request dated 5/15/2022 pursuant to the Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code for the following: To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All emails exchanges–including incoming messages, outgoing messages, forwards, and attachments–between the department's chief/commissioner and ShotSpotter representatives since January 1, 2021. ShotSpotter representatives can be identified by searching the department's email system for addresses ending in "@shotspotter.com."

2) All emails exchanges–including incoming messages, outgoing messages, forwards, and attachments–between the department's public information and/or media relations staff members and ShotSpotter representatives since January 1, 2021. ShotSpotter representatives can be identified by searching the department's email system for addresses ending in "@shotspotter.com."

I ask that all fees be waived as I intend to use the requested records to further public understanding of government functions and not for any commercial purpose.

In the event that you choose to withhold or redact the records, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of the statutory and/or case law upon which each rejection or redaction is based.

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,

Todd Feathers

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In accordance with the applicable provisions of the Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, the City of Houston has extended the statutory time period for responding to your request by 5 business days to June 01, 2022, in order to compile and review the records you have requested.
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Houston Police Department
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From: Houston Police Department

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Dear Todd Feathers,
We are processing your request. We will provide you a response on or before June 1, 2022 with the status of your request. More than likely, we will have to provide you an estimate letter.
Thank you,
Joe Zapata
Administration Manager
Houston Police Department
Open Records Unit

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