Emails Concerning Michael Brown Unrest

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
Tracking # 14.4
Due Nov. 10, 2014
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response
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From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all emails between Chief Charles L. Beck or his assistants and law-enforcement officials in Missouri concerning possible unrest in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, as described here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-usa-missouri-shooting-plans-idUSKCN0HW1TF20141007

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joshua Eaton

From: CAYDENE MONK

Good Morning Mr. Eaton,
Please see the attached PDF file regarding your request for LAPD records.

Caydene Monk
Management Analyst II
LAPD - Legal Affairs Division
Discovery - CPRA Unit
(213) 978-2155

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Caydene,

Thank you for your response. By "assistants," I mean anyone — such as an executive assistant, office administrator, chief of staff, secretary, intern, etc. — who sends and receives email on behalf of Chief Beck. Does that make sense?

Best,
Joshua Eaton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: CAYDENE MONK

Good Morning Mr. Eaton,
As of this morning, the project pertaining to your request has been completed, and was submitted for review. I left a message requesting the status of the review, and I am waiting for a response. Once that review is completed, the project will be submitted to me for review.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 1/6/2015 2:02 AM >>>

January 6, 2015
Los Angeles Police Department
LAPD, R&I Division
ATTN: Watch Commander
100 West 1st Street, Room P1-137
Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is a follow up to request number 14.4:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.
Thank you for your help.
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On Dec. 11, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.
Thank you for your help.
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On Nov. 24, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.
Thank you for your help.
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On Nov. 7, 2014:
Dear Caydene,
Thank you for your response. By "assistants," I mean anyone — such as an executive assistant, office administrator, chief of staff, secretary, intern, etc. — who sends and receives email on behalf of Chief Beck. Does that make sense?
Best,
Joshua Eaton
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On Nov. 6, 2014:
Good Morning Mr. Eaton,
Please see the attached PDF file regarding your request for LAPD records.
Caydene Monk
Management Analyst II
LAPD - Legal Affairs Division
Discovery - CPRA Unit
(213) 978-2155
---
On Oct. 24, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:
Any and all emails between Chief Charles L. Beck or his assistants and law-enforcement officials in Missouri concerning possible unrest in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, as described here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-usa-missouri-shooting-plans-idUSKCN0HW1TF20141007
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: CAYDENE MONK

Good Afternoon Mr. Eaton,
I will request a status report and let you know my findings.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm writing to appeal the Los Angeles Police Department's constructive denial of my request for records under California's Sunshine Amendment, Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b), and the California Public Records Act, C.G.C. §§ 6250 et seq.

On Oct. 24, 2014, I made the follow request for records to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD):

"Any and all emails between Chief Charles L. Beck or his assistants and law-enforcement officials in Missouri concerning possible unrest in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, as described here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-usa-missouri-shooting-plans-idUSKCN0HW1TF20141007."

LAPD acknowledged receipt of my request on Nov. 6, 2014, and asked me to clarify what I meant by "Chief Charles L. Beck or his assistants." I responded on Nov. 7, 2014, as follows:

"By 'assistants,' I mean anyone — such as an executive assistant, office administrator, chief of staff, secretary, intern, etc. — who sends and receives email on behalf of Chief Beck."

On Jan. 6, 2015, I received the following response from LAPD:

"As of this morning, the project pertaining to your request has been completed, and was submitted for review. I left a message requesting the status of the review, and I am waiting for a response. Once that review is completed, the project will be submitted to me for review."

I inquired about the status of my request again on Jan. 21, 2015, and received the following response that same day:

"I will request a status report and let you know my findings."

Since this Jan. 21, 2015 message, I have not received any updates on the status of my request from LAPD — despite 31 separate emails to LAPD asking for a status update.

As you know, the California Public Records Act requires that agencies respond to requests for records within ten business days. It has now been 712 days since I filed my original request and 496 days since I received a status update.

I consider LAPD's inaction a constructive denial of my request for records, and I appeal this adverse determination in its entirety.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm writing to appeal the Los Angeles Police Department's constructive denial of my request for records under California's Sunshine Amendment, Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b), and the California Public Records Act, C.G.C. §§ 6250 et seq.

On Oct. 24, 2014, I made the follow request for records to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD):

"Any and all emails between Chief Charles L. Beck or his assistants and law-enforcement officials in Missouri concerning possible unrest in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, as described here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-usa-missouri-shooting-plans-idUSKCN0HW1TF20141007."

LAPD acknowledged receipt of my request on Nov. 6, 2014, and asked me to clarify what I meant by "Chief Charles L. Beck or his assistants." I responded on Nov. 7, 2014, as follows:

"By 'assistants,' I mean anyone — such as an executive assistant, office administrator, chief of staff, secretary, intern, etc. — who sends and receives email on behalf of Chief Beck."

On Jan. 6, 2015, I received the following response from LAPD:

"As of this morning, the project pertaining to your request has been completed, and was submitted for review. I left a message requesting the status of the review, and I am waiting for a response. Once that review is completed, the project will be submitted to me for review."

I inquired about the status of my request again on Jan. 21, 2015, and received the following response that same day:

"I will request a status report and let you know my findings."

Since this Jan. 21, 2015 message, I have not received any updates on the status of my request from LAPD — despite dozens of separate emails to LAPD asking for a status update.

As you know, the California Public Records Act requires that agencies respond to requests for records within ten business days. It has now been 712 days since I filed my original request and 496 days since I received a status update.

I consider LAPD's inaction a constructive denial of my request for records, and I appeal this adverse determination in its entirety.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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