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

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

2020-04280

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

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 you have any questions about this request, please contact the email address associated with this request 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: Leon County Sheriff's Office

June 29, 2020

Beryl Lipton

Mudrock News

Dept Mr 97212

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Records Request 2020-04280

Dear Mr. or Mrs. Lipton

This letter acknowledges receipt of your public records request dated June 29, 2020 for the following items:

n Copy of all 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 LCSO.

n Copy of records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party from January 1, 2010 to present, responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

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

n Copy of spreadsheets or similar documents available in responsive to this request, segregable data, including but not limited to: the nature of the claim or legal matter, the claimant and parties involve, 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 result of legal engagement, the amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation.

If this list does not accurately reflect the item(s) you requested, please contact us immediately at (850) 606-3317 for clarification.

To ensure a proper and timely response, your request will be processed in the order in which it was received. It is the policy of the Sheriff's Office to process all requests as quickly as possible. If you provided contact information, we will contact you when your request is completed. If you did not provide contact information, please call (850) 606-3317 for the status of your reques

NOTE: The Identity or name of sexual battery victims, child abuse victims, elder abuse victims, 911 callers, misdemeanor juvenile arrests, and spouses and children of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other statutorily protected occupations are exempt from release or confidential per Florida Statutes: sections 365.171(12), 394.4615(1), 985.04(1), 119.071(4), 119.071(2)(h) and 415.107(1). Thus, we are unable to provide records for these based on a name search, as doing so would identify them by name.

If you should have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (850) 606-3317. Please reference Request Number 2020-04280 in all communications.

Please note: Under Florida's Public Records laws, most written communications to or from Sheriff's Office staff or officials regarding Sheriff's Office business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your communications and/or 119 Public Records request may, therefore, be subject to public disclosure.

Sincerely,

Shelondia Tribue

Leon County Sheriff's Office Public Records

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Records Division

P.O. Box 727

Tallahassee, FL 32302

LCSO_Public_Records@leoncountyfl.gov (Records Requests)

850-606-3317 (Records Admin)

850-487-1446 (Detention Fax)

From: Leon County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,
What types of claims are you requesting: law enforcement liability, professional liability, and/or auto claims? Please advise.
Thanks
Shelondia Tribue

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Records Division

P.O. Box 727

Tallahassee, FL 32302

LCSO_Public_Records@leoncountyfl.gov (Records Requests)

850-606-3317 (Records Admin)

850-487-1446 (Detention Fax)

From: Leon County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,
Please advise what type of claims you're requesting so that your PRR can be completed in a timely manner. I left a message on your voicemail as well. An immediate response would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Shelondia Tribue

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Records Division

P.O. Box 727

Tallahassee, FL 32302

LCSO_Public_Records@leoncountyfl.gov (Records Requests)

850-606-3317 (Records Admin)

850-487-1446 (Detention Fax)

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Tribue,

I'm sorry for the delay. I'm interested in claims involving your law enforcement officers of your agency. This may include vehicular collision payments, as well as conduct-related payments involving members of the public.

Please feel free to call me at 617-500-7123 if you have any more questions.

Thanks so much,
Beryl

From: Leon County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,
There have been approximately 200 liability claims filed during that period, and our liability carrier will have to research each claim to determine if there was a settlement in the matter. This therefore is an extensive request that will require a significant expenditure of manpower to research. We will provide a cost estimate and require a deposit therefore prior to commencing a search for responsive documents. I will advise you once the carrier provides me an estimate.
Thanks
Shelondia Tribue
Records Specialist

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Records Division

P.O. Box 727

Tallahassee, FL 32302

LCSO_Public_Records@leoncountyfl.gov (Records Requests)

850-606-3317 (Records Admin)

850-487-1446 (Detention Fax)

From: Leon County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,
The cost estimate is 22.5 hours at @ $20.00 per hour for our carrier, they have already expended 2.5 hours of labor to research and create a summary report which is $50.00 and that report can be sent upon payment. If you are requesting more the deposit will be $400.00, please make check payable to the Florida Sheriff's Risk Management Fund.
Thanks
Shelondia Tribue
Records Specialist

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Records Division

P.O. Box 727

Tallahassee, FL 32302

LCSO_Public_Records@leoncountyfl.gov (Records Requests)

850-606-3317 (Records Admin)

850-487-1446 (Detention Fax)

From: Leon County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,
I have called and left a message for you at the number you provided asking had the payment been made, I sent an email on September 1 with that fee as well which is attached. I can be reached at 850-879-1192.
Thanks
Shelondia

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Records Division

P.O. Box 727

Tallahassee, FL 32302

LCSO_Public_Records@leoncountyfl.gov (Records Requests)

850-606-3317 (Records Admin)

850-487-1446 (Detention Fax)

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