Crimes at Ithaca schools

Jeff Stein filed this request with the Ithaca Police Department of Ithaca, NY.
Tracking # 1190
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jeff Stein

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all police or incident reports or portions thereof pertaining to the occurrence of the following at Ithaca High School:
- Sex crimes
- Assaults
- Robberies
- Weapons
- Shots fired

Records requested date from January 1, 2009 up to January 1, 2013.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jeff Stein

From: FOIL Requests

Dear Applicant for Access to City Records:

We received your request for records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). Requests are accepted during the City Clerk’s regular business hours which for purposes of FOIL requests are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If this request is received after 4:00 p.m. it will be considered received on the next business day. Please note that some City records e.g. minutes and agendas are available on the City of Ithaca webpage at www.cityofithaca.org, and a FOIL request is not necessary.

If your request is approved and the records are available electronically, they will be sent to you that way; if we do not have the records electronically, we will make the paper copies available to you at a charge of $.25 per page.

From: FOIL Requests

January 10, 2014

Re: FOIL Request Received in the City Clerk’s Office
on January 2, 2014
Our FOIL Record No. 1190

Dear Mr. Stein:

Please be advised that we are in receipt of your FOIL
request wherein you requested “… police or incident reports… pertaining
to the occurrence of the following at Ithaca High School… sex crimes,
assaults…”

Please be further advised that we are still in the process
of reviewing your request and searching for responsive records. You
will receive a response that your FOIL request has either been granted
or denied, on or before January 31, 2014.

Sincerely,
Krin Flaherty
Assistant City Attorney

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 2, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1190.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIL Requests

Good Morning Mr. Stein,

We just received the records from the Police Dept. late last week and
are currently reviewing them to see what information may be released.
We will contact you as soon as we have that information available.

Enjoy your day,
Jody Andrew
Executive Assistant
City Attorney's Office
(607) 274-6504
jandrew@cityofithaca.org

From: FOIL Requests

February 3, 2014

Re: FOIL Request Received in the City Clerk's Office
on January 2, 2014
Our FOIL Record No. 1190

Dear Mr. Stein:

Please be advised that your FOIL request wherein you
requested “…police or incident reports… pertaining to the occurrences of
the following at Ithaca High School… sex crimes, assaults…” has been
granted in part and denied in part.

Please be further advised, however, that portions of the
reports (i.e., names and personal information of victims, witnesses and
persons not charged) have been withheld on the ground that disclosure
would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy in
accordance with §87(2)(b) of the Public Officers Law. When more than
two hours of time is spent extracting and preparing electronic data or
records, an agency is permitted to charge a fee in the amount equal to
the hourly salary attributed to the lowest paid agency employee who has
the necessary skill required to extract the requested data.

The responsive documents requiring redaction total 75 pages. Due to the
volume of responsive reports, we estimate approximately three hours of
work to complete this request. At $22.63 per hour for three hours, the
charge for the extraction and preparation time is $67.89. We require
that you pay for the records prior to redaction and copying.
Accordingly, please send a check in the amount of $67.89, payable to the
City of Ithaca, to the City Attorney's Office, 108 East Green Street,
Ithaca, New York 14850, and the documents will be redacted, copied, and
mailed to you. Please contact Jody Andrew, Executive Assistant, at (607)
274-6504 or at jandrew@cityofithaca.org to make arrangements ahead of
time, if you wish to pick up the records in person. In-person pickup,
once arranged by phone with this office, is made from the City Clerk's
Office with cash or check only between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00
p.m.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so in
writing to the Mayor, at 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York 14850,
within thirty (30) days.

Sincerely,
Krin Flaherty
Assistant City Attorney


January 10, 2014

Dear Mr. Stein,

With regard to your email, we have confirmed with the Mayor’s office
and the Clerk’s office that the request you mention of Jan. 1st was not
received by either of their offices. At this time, the request has been
forwarded to the City Clerk’s office to be processed as a FOIL request.

We are in receipt of your request wherein you request “… police or
incident reports… pertaining to the occurrence of the following at
Ithaca High School… sex crimes, assaults…” which you apparently emailed
to the Ithaca Police Department on January 2, 2014. (The Police
Department forwarded it to the Clerk's office for processing.)

Please be advised that, in order to process your requests for records
in a timely fashion, you must submit FOIL requests directly to the City
of Ithaca Clerk’s Office, whose address is listed on the FOIL
Application Form (attached) and online at FOIL@cityofithaca.org. Please
do not send requests to the City Departments.

Please do not “reply” to this email account. See contact info below.

Sincerely,
Jody Andrew
Executive Assistant
City Attorney’s Office
(607) 274-6504
jandrew@cityofithaca.org

From: Ithaca Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Ithaca Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: FOIL Requests

Good Morning Jeff,

I am mailing the CD to you today with the ICSD incident narratives and
I wanted to confirm your address. I have: MuckRock News
DEPT MR 9820
PO BOX 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

I remembered you saying you worked in Syracuse so wanted to be sure
before I mailed it out.

Enjoy your day,
Jody
jandrew@cityofithaca.org

>>> FOIL Requests 2/3/2014 3:39 PM >>>

February 3, 2014

Re: FOIL Request Received in the City Clerk's Office
on January 2, 2014
Our FOIL Record No. 1190

Dear Mr. Stein:

Please be advised that your FOIL request wherein you
requested “…police or incident reports… pertaining to the occurrences of
the following at Ithaca High School… sex crimes, assaults…” has been
granted in part and denied in part.

Please be further advised, however, that portions of the
reports (i.e., names and personal information of victims, witnesses and
persons not charged) have been withheld on the ground that disclosure
would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy in
accordance with §87(2)(b) of the Public Officers Law. When more than
two hours of time is spent extracting and preparing electronic data or
records, an agency is permitted to charge a fee in the amount equal to
the hourly salary attributed to the lowest paid agency employee who has
the necessary skill required to extract the requested data.

The responsive documents requiring redaction total 75 pages. Due to the
volume of responsive reports, we estimate approximately three hours of
work to complete this request. At $22.63 per hour for three hours, the
charge for the extraction and preparation time is $67.89. We require
that you pay for the records prior to redaction and copying.
Accordingly, please send a check in the amount of $67.89, payable to the
City of Ithaca, to the City Attorney's Office, 108 East Green Street,
Ithaca, New York 14850, and the documents will be redacted, copied, and
mailed to you. Please contact Jody Andrew, Executive Assistant, at (607)
274-6504 or at jandrew@cityofithaca.org to make arrangements ahead of
time, if you wish to pick up the records in person. In-person pickup,
once arranged by phone with this office, is made from the City Clerk's
Office with cash or check only between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00
p.m.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so in
writing to the Mayor, at 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York 14850,
within thirty (30) days.

Sincerely,
Krin Flaherty
Assistant City Attorney


January 10, 2014

Dear Mr. Stein,

With regard to your email, we have confirmed with the Mayor’s office
and the Clerk’s office that the request you mention of Jan. 1st was not
received by either of their offices. At this time, the request has been
forwarded to the City Clerk’s office to be processed as a FOIL request.

We are in receipt of your request wherein you request “… police or
incident reports… pertaining to the occurrence of the following at
Ithaca High School… sex crimes, assaults…” which you apparently emailed
to the Ithaca Police Department on January 2, 2014. (The Police
Department forwarded it to the Clerk's office for processing.)

Please be advised that, in order to process your requests for records
in a timely fashion, you must submit FOIL requests directly to the City
of Ithaca Clerk’s Office, whose address is listed on the FOIL
Application Form (attached) and online at FOIL@cityofithaca.org. Please
do not send requests to the City Departments.

Please do not “reply” to this email account. See contact info below.

Sincerely,
Jody Andrew
Executive Assistant
City Attorney’s Office
(607) 274-6504
jandrew@cityofithaca.org


>>> Jeff Stein <requests@muckrock.com> 1/2/2014 11:01 AM
>>>

January 2, 2014
Ithaca Police Department
120 East Clinton Street
PO Box 6557
Ithaca, NY, USA 14851

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y.
Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all police or incident reports or portions thereof pertaining
to the occurrence of the following at Ithaca High School:
- Sex crimes
- Assaults
- Robberies
- Weapons
- Shots fired

Records requested date from January 1, 2009 up to January 1, 2013.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of
the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and
not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jeff Stein

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 9820
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock

Yes, that is the correct address.

Thank you.

From: FOIL Requests

You're welcome, Jeff. They will be mailed to you today.

Jody

Files

pages

Close