Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Lansing Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lansing Police Department of Lansing, MI.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Lansing Police Department

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Please be advised that the City of Lansing is closed on Fridays due to the City's participation in the UIA Workshare Program. All FOIA deadlines have been adjusted to reflect the furlough days. Also, due to the Independence Day holiday falling on a Saturday, Friday was an observed holiday for the City of Lansing, and the City was also closed on Thursday for the Workshare Program. While the City received your FOIA request, we are unable to process your request without some additional information.

* Any materials related and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency - Can you please specify what you mean by this? What is the time for the records you are requesting?

* Any similar documents that include the following:

o The nature of the claim or legal matter

o The claimant and other parties involved

o The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems

o The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced

o The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending

o The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement

o The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation - For these prongs, please clarify. What does this mean? Is this for any of the cases previously referenced? Or for any documents that "show all instances of alleged or inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures?

Please amend your request to include this information and resubmit your request to FOIA.Request@lansingmi.gov<mailto:FOIA.Request@lansingmi.gov>.

Thank you,

Mary A. Bowen
Assistant City Attorney
City of Lansing - Office of the City Attorney
124 W. Michigan Ave. | Lansing, MI 48933
O: 517-483-4320 | E: Mary.Bowen@lansingmi.gov
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