Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lee County Sheriff's Office of Lee County, FL .
Tracking #

P064067-062920

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Status
Rejected

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Lee County Sheriff's Office

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From: Lee County Sheriff's Office

Dear Beryl Lipton:

Lee County Sheriff's Office received a public records request from you on June 29, 2020. You requested the following:

" To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Lee County Sheriff's Office

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Your request was forwarded to our legal department for fulfillment, however there are several points of clarification needed based on the all-inclusive nature of your request:
* You wrote “…all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior” – this would include all Internal Affairs investigations.If this is your intent, please specify, and note that it will take considerable research time to locate and retrieve those documents.
* You wrote “…or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency” – this is all inclusive and would include all records from Risk Management. If this is your intent, please specify, and note that it will take considerable research time to locate and retrieve those documents.
* You wrote “…matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation” – this would include all minor incidents of loss such as a mailbox being damaged and subsequently replaced, or a door being damaged and subsequently repaired.  If this is your intent, please specify, and note that it will take considerable research time to locate and retrieve those documents.
Please address all points of clarification. Please also note that upon receiving clarification, fees will be calculated, and a 50% deposit will be required if the fees exceed $100.

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I have sent you a clarification request within the GovQA portal. Please login and review the request for clarification. Please also reply to the clarification request within the portal. Thank you.

Russell Park | Sergeant
Desk: 239-477-1302
Public Affairs
Lee County Sheriff's Office
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From: Lee County Sheriff's Office

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Dear Beryl Lipton,
Regarding the Public Records Request received on 6/29/2020 requesting records, the records have been in "Requested Clarification" status for 10 business days. The Lee County Sheriff considers this request closed. If you would still like the records, please submit another Public Records Request. Thank you for using the Public Records Center.
Request Details:
Reference # P064067-062920
Description of Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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, includi
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