Masked LEOs (Indiana State Police)
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|Multi Request||Masked LEOs|
|Submitted||Sept. 13, 2021|
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From: Emma North-Best
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.
2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.
3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.
4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1).
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
From: Muckrock Staff
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Indiana Access to Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 13, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
From: Indiana State Police
Please see attached two ISP documents related to mask mandates for employees. No records were located for request 2 or 3. Request 4 must be revised to comply with Ind. Code 5-14-3-3(a)(1) to be reasonably particular. Thank you.
Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 340
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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