FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests (Louisville Metro Police)

J Ader filed this request with the Louisville Metro Police of Louisville, KY.
Multi Request FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All internal notes, memos, bulletins, alerts, and emails created and/or received from 5/27/2020 to 6/12/2020 containing/mentioning any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin
- #JusticeforFloyd
- Justice for Floyd
- #JusticeforGeorge
- #BlackLivesMatter
- #BLM
- Black Lives Matter

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


J Ader

From: Louisville Metro Police

Per the first attachment filing requests through Muckrock starts at $20.00. This is considered a commercial purpose request. Per KRS 61.870(4)(a) a Commercial Purposes request is defined as '...the direct or indirect use of any part of a public record or records, in any form, for sale, resale, solicitation, rent, or lease of a service, or any use by which the user expects a profit either through commission, salary, or fee." Fees charged by Metro departments vary, see below for a breakdown of hour charges. Please complete, notarize and return the attached form via email (notary not required at this time and you don't have to mail the original form back if you have emailed it) to move forward with your request. If this form is not returned in 10 business days your request will be closed.

The Commercial Purposes form may be found in the second attachment.

Metro Fee per department - $25.00 per hour and up