Kansas City, Missouri: Larceny from MV reports

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Kansas City Police Department of Kansas City, MO.
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From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Police reports for every motor vehicle break-in and/or larceny from a motor vehicle that occurred in 2015. I want to determine how many vehicle break-ins occurred in your jurisdiction and basic information about each, including what, if anything, was stolen.

I want to see all the information contained in each police report, including, but not limited to, the time and location of each crime; the criminal's method of entry; the make and model of the vehicle; descriptions of what was stolen and where from inside the vehicle each item was stolen; victims' names, ages, addresses and contact information; and the narrative summary of what happened.

If this data is collated in a digital file or database, providing the results of a search query that yields this information would be an acceptable substitute to physical copies of the reports.

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,

Ben Hallman

From: Ben Hallman

Given the quantity of reports that our request is likely to produce, we want to narrow it. Instead of requesting incident reports for every larceny from a motor vehicle in 2015, we are now only requesting reports for larcenies from motor vehicles in which a firearm was stolen in 2015.

We still want see all the information contained in the report, including, but not limited to, the time and location of each incident; the criminal's method of entry; the make and model of the vehicle; descriptions of what was stolen and where from inside the vehicle each item was stolen; the victims' names, ages and contact information; and the narrative summary of what happened.

Please also provide the TOTAL number of larcenies from motor vehicles that were reported to your department in 2015, no matter what, if anything, was stolen. All we need here is a number.

If this data is collated in a digital file or database, providing the results of a search query that yields this information would be an acceptable substitute to physical copies of the reports.

From: Brown, Jamie S

Mr. Hallman:

As per my response to your follow up on 8/2/16, I am not showing an original request received by my office for a copy of incident reports related to larcenies from a motor vehicle. Can you confirm this was sent to my office or rather to our Records Unit? Our Records Unit would normally process incident report requests and should be in contact regarding potential cost and time to process. Generally it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to process.

Just seeking some clarification on this one, please. I've contacted our Records Unit as well to see if they have this request already.

Thank you.

Sgt. Jamie Brown #5174
Law Clerk
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 949-1614<tel:%28816%29%20949-1614>

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."

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From: Brown, Jamie S

Mr. Hallman:

Our Records Unit is not showing they received a request for larceny reports as well, however, I'll take the portion you have sent to us from the July 22nd portion and work to get that processed. First, our Data Applications Section will have to run a report to identify all reports for firearms stolen from vehicles in 2015. After that, the Records Unit will pull all of the identified reports and will have to review and redact accordingly. Each incident report is $11.00. So if there are 30 reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in 2015, the cost just for the reports would be $330.00. This does not include review/redaction time. Also, there will be a cost associated with first identifying the report numbers and then compiling the total number of larcenies from motor vehicles in 2015.

I will request an estimate for first identifying the reports and for compiling the total number of larcenies from motor vehicles in 2015 and will get back with you.

Sgt. Jamie Brown #5174
Law Clerk
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 949-1614<tel:%28816%29%20949-1614>

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."

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From: Brown, Jamie S

Mr. Hallman:

I was advised it would take about 4 hours to compile a list of all Theft from Auto reports in which a firearm was stolen in 2015. This list would then be provided to our Records Unit to pull each report, review, redact and copy the reports. I was advised there were over 200 reports for this that year.

The estimated cost to compile the list of reports to identify the case report number and then to provide the actual reports would be about $2392.00.

We would ask for at least half in prepayment prior to beginning the processing of this request due to the time and resources involved.

I was advised that for 2015, there were 3422 Theft From Autos.

Please let us know if you would like to proceed and I will provide you with the information on payment forms accepted and where to forward said payment.

Thank you, sir.

JB

From: Ben Hallman

Please put this request on hold for the moment.

From: Brown, Jamie S

Mr. Hallman:

Sir, can you advise if there is anything additionally you need for this request?

Thank you.

Sgt. Jamie Brown #5174
Law Clerk
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 949-1614<tel:%28816%29%20949-1614>

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."

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From: Ben Hallman

I don't need anything additional for this request. Thank you for your help

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