Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (Kansas City Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Kansas City Police Department of Kansas City, MO.
Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Est. Completion None
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Withdrawn

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Kansas City Police Department

Ms. Best,

I received your attached request. I will be working on gathering the information you are looking for. Be advised I believe the department only saves correspondences for a maximum of 10 years, so I do not believe results from before 2009 will be available. Because of the amount of requests our office are dealing with at the time, I would approximate a 6-8 week time frame to get this done. I will contact you when it is complete and/if I have any further questions.

Thank you

Nichole Howe #17525
Records Analyst
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office Of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 949-1599

From: Kansas City Police Department

I am still working on going through this. At this time approximately 4,800 emails were generated from the search terms you had indicated in your request. I would say I'm about half way done going through them. An estimated time of 6-8 weeks to complete this is still about what I expect its going to take because of the current workload our office is dealing with and numerous other request that are coming in.

Thank you

Nichole Howe #17525
Records Analyst
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office Of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 949-1599

From: Kansas City Police Department

I should be able to wrap this one up by sometime next week

Thank you

Nichole Howe #17525
Records Analyst
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office Of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 949-1599

From: Kansas City Police Department

I have completed this request. The search was conducted using the terms as per your request: (federal government) and ((expenses) or (personnel assignments ) or (accommodations)). A total of 4,820 emails were extracted with these terms, however only a few were relevant to your request. The total for this request will be $136.00.
We accept cash, check or credit cards. Make your check payable to the Board of Police Commissioners and mail to my attention to the address listed below. If paying by credit card, contact me directly at (816) 949-1599.
If paying and picking up in person, an appointment will need to be made with me prior to responding to Headquarters to pick up the information.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you and take care.

Nichole Howe #17525
Records Analyst
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office Of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 949-1599

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