City policies regarding Civilian Oversight of Police (Laredo Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Laredo Police Department of Laredo, TX.
Due Jan. 19, 2017
Est. Completion None
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.

If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Laredo Open Records Center

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January 5, 2017 VIA E-MAIL

Samuel Sinyangwe
MuckRock News DEPT MR 31581, 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Public Information Request Reference#: W006955-010517
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe:
The City of Laredo has received and processed your request for public information in which you asked for information regarding: Police and 911 -
January 4, 2017Laredo Police Department4712 Maher Ave.Laredo, Texas 78041To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.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 10 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Samuel Sinyangwe------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 31581-59912505@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 31581411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
The City of Laredo strictly adheres to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code Ch. 552, the interpretative opinions of the Texas Attorney General and the courts. Accordingly, attached please find the information on file responsive to this request.
If you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (956) 795-2886.
Sincerely,
Lt. Ricardo Gonzalez

Laredo Police Department

From: Laredo Police Department

Welcome to the City of Laredo Open Records Center. We have received your Public Information Request, and it has been diverted to the appropriate department for processing. Pursuant to the Public Information Act, the governmental body will try to complete the request within a reasonable amount of time depending on the nature of the request. However, you can expect to receive notification should the request require more than 10 business days to complete.
Please note, the Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. In addition, the City of Laredo may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record(s) and any applicable labor costs.
Finally, you can monitor the progress of your request through the automated open records center on the
City of Laredo website .  Unfortunately, this email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. Therefore, if you have any questions with respect to a pending request or pertaining to any open records issue,  you may directly contact this office through the open records center.  You may also reach us by phone at the number below.
Very truly yours,
City Attorney's Office
Public Information Coordinator for the City of Laredo
1110 Houston Street
City Hall, 3rd Floor
Laredo, Texas 78040
(956) 791-7319 Telephone
(956) 791-7494 Facsimile
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