Use of Force - Texas PD (Houston Police Department)

Ben Hudson filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
Tracking # OR2017-11150
Status
Rejected

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From: Ben Hudson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any and all complaints of Use of Force submitted to the Department. Please limit the search to the date range 1/1/2015 - 2/28/2017.

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,

Ben Hudson

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hudson,

Please clarify, exactly what are you seeking?

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Ben Hudson

Thank you for the prompt response, I appreciate it.

I am specifically seeking complaints filed with the department (following the guidelines listed here: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/contact/iad.htm) which relate to excessive force.

Please let me know if there are other questions I can answer,

Thank you,
Ben Hudson

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hudson,
Do you want the actual IAD report? Please note the actual IAD reports are confidential. Do you want the statistics instead?

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hudson,

Please see the attached letter pertaining to this request.

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Ben Hudson

Kristie,

Thank you very much for submitting this request to the AG's office. I look forward to the response.

Thank you,
Ben

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hudson,

Please see the attached follow-up letter to the AG regarding this request.

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hudson,

We are waiting for the AG ruling (it can take up to 60 business days).

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hudson,

We are waiting for the AG ruling to process the request accordingly. Please be aware we have no control over the AG's office processing time. Once the AG's office has concluded their review, they will provide a copy of the ruling to you and us.

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Houston Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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