FOIA Request: Copy of FOIA request filed by Paul Cuno-Booth with the Keene Sentinel on 1-24-20 and any responsive documents to the request

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Keene Police Department of Keene, NH.
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From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copy of FOIA request filed by Paul Cuno-Booth with the Keene Sentinel on 1-24-20 and any responsive documents to the request.

See the attached screenshot for reference.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

From: Keene Police Department

Dear Mr. Breen,

This is a written response to acknowledge receipt of your request made for access to governmental records of the City of Keene NH which was received by this office on Friday, December 11, 2020. The City of Keene has determined that there are existing governmental records responsive to your request.

* Public Record Request submitted by Paul Cuno Booth dated 1/24/2020. (1 page)

* Facebook messages (22 pages)

* Keene Police Department dispatch logs and reports involving Chris Cantwell (41 pages)

* Email, information and tips (22 pages)

* Audio file (MP3 format)

The records authorized for release have been redacted to include the removal of the following exempt information pertaining to Chris Cantwell:

* Addresses and telephone numbers

* Dates of birth

* Social security numbers

* Vehicle registration numbers

* Third party/witness information

* Facebook user names

Redactions were made in accordance with the following:

* The Attorney General's Memorandum on the Right-to-Know Law (2015)
* RSA 91-A:5, IV (information that would constitute an invasion of privacy)
* RSA 260:14 (Driver Privacy Act)
* Lodge v. Knowlton, 118 NH 574 (1978) re: federal standards for the release of law enforcement records pertaining to:
(C) information that would constitute an invasion of privacy

The records responsive to your request are available for inspection at no charge in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours. Please contact me to schedule a mutually convenient date and time for access. Please note that given the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration issued by the Governor of the State of New Hampshire pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04,as extended, response to scheduling access may be delayed until the Emergency Declaration is rescinded.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact me.

Sincerely,
[wdow]
William S. Dow, CRM
Records Manager/Deputy City Clerk

Office of the City Clerk
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-0133 ext. 002
wdow@ci.keene.nh.us<mailto:wdow@ci.keene.nh.us>

William S. Dow, CRM
Records Manager/Deputy City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
wdow@ci.keene.nh.us
(603) 352-0133 ext. 2

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From: Shawn Breen

Thanks very much. I will not be traveling to Néw Hampshire at this time due to the COVID pandemic. Can the files be provided electronically, and if there would be any fees associated with providing them electronically, could you provide an estimate of the charges?

Thanks very much,
Shawn Breen

From: Keene Police Department

Dear Mr. Breen,

NH RSA 91-A only requires a municipality to provide access to governmental records during regular business hours at the normal place of business. However, The City Clerk’s office staff has determined that it is reasonable to provide electronic copies of responsive governmental records, as requested. It is the policy of the City of Keene to provide electronic copies on a DVD for records responsive to a right to know request made under NH RSA 91-A. The City of Keene is authorized to charge fees for providing copies. The established fee set by Keene City Council is fifty ($.50) cents for the first page and twenty-five ($.25) cents for each additional page. The fee for providing electronic copies on a DVD is an additional $1.00.

The City of Keene has determined that there 86 pages and 1 audio file that are responsive records to your request. The fee for providing copies of the responsive records is $22.75 and the estimated postage is $1.40 for a total of $24.15. Please remit total payment of $24.15, in the form a check made payable to the City of Keene, for providing to you electronic copies and postage for mailing. Upon receipt of total payment, I will send the electronic copies of responsive records to the mailing address provided in your request at:

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 105721
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Sincerely,

William S. Dow, CRM
Records Manager/Deputy City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
wdow@ci.keene.nh.us<mailto:wdow@ci.keene.nh.us>
(603) 352-0133 ext. 2

From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $24.15 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Keene Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Keene Police Department

Dear Mr. Breen,

This written statement from the City of Keene NH is to acknowledge receipt of your total payment of $24.15 by the City Clerk’s Office for providing copies of governmental records determined to be responsive to your request for access received on Friday December 11, 2020. I have mailed to you today a DVD containing the electronic copies of the responsive records to your request to:

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 105721
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
The City of Keene NH considers this matter concluded. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I have added my direct fax number for future use for sending records request. Please use the fax number below, when sending inquiries under RSA 91-A for pending or new record requests to the City of Keene.

Sincerely,
Bill Dow

William S. Dow, CRM
Records Manager/Deputy City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
wdow@ci.keene.nh.us
(603) 352-0133 ext. 2
(603) 283-5653 (Fax)

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