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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lincoln Police Department of Lincoln, NE .
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Est. Completion Oct. 30, 2020
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records 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 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Lincoln Police Department

Beryl Lipton

The Lincoln Police Department received your email on Sunday July 28, 2020. Settlement records are not maintained by the Lincoln Police Department. The Chief sent your requests the City Attorney's Office. Rick Tast is the attorney that will respond.

Respectfully,
Tonya Peters
Police Legal Advisor

From: Lincoln Police Department

Beryl Lipton
The Lincoln Police Department is in receipt of your second public records request. This request is also being sent to Rick Tast.

Respectfully,
Tonya Peters
Police Legal Advisor

From: Lincoln Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

Attached please find the City of Lincoln’s initial response to your public records request dated June 28, 2020.

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
City of Lincoln | City Law Department
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

From: Lincoln Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

I do have today calendared as our production date. Would you have a moment to call me at some point during the day today. The City will need to extend the production date due to the COVID-19 Emergency. My direct line is 402-441-7264.

Thank you,
Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
City of Lincoln | City Law Department
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

From: Lincoln Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

This email is to update you on fulfillment of your public records request.

The City of Lincoln has faced unprecedented times as it relates to our current workload of our respective departments. This is directly related to the COVID-19 Emergency. As a result, it has taken longer than expected to fulfill public records requests. The Law Department has begun to utilize a law clerk to assist with the fulfillment of requests. Your request is still being worked on. It is anticipated we will provide responsive documents to you by Monday August 10. I assure you delays are not dilatory, and I thank you for your patience.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
City of Lincoln | City Law Department
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

From: Lincoln Police Department

Beryl,

I have ben trying to reach you in regard to your public records request. Is there a phone number I could contact you at?

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 441-7281
rtast@lincoln.ne.gov<mailto:rtast@lincoln.ne.gov>

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From: Lincoln Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

The City of Lincoln is continuing to work n identifying and producing responsive documents. It is my goal to have a final response to you by Wednesday October 30,2020.

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 441-7281
rtast@lincoln.ne.gov<mailto:rtast@lincoln.ne.gov>

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From: Lincoln Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

Attached please find the City of Lincoln's response to your public records request dated June 28, 2020.

Best,
Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 441-7281
rtast@lincoln.ne.gov<mailto:rtast@lincoln.ne.gov>

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