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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lubbock Police Department of Lubbock, TX.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged and 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

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, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Lubbock Police Department

Please be advised that this request is vague, overbroad and voluminous in nature and we would like you to clarify for exactly what you would like to receive. Is this request for settlements and legal claims only? Are car accidents excluded?

Please be as specific as possible.

Thank you,
Barbara Bessent

From: Lubbock Police Department

Can you please clarify if you will you take redacted copies of some of the information that is not public knowledge? If not we will be sending it to the Attorney General's office for a Ruling.

If by the 61st day after the date a governmental body sends a written request for clarification or
discussion under Subsection (b) or an officer for public information or agent sends a written
request for additional information under Subsection (c) the governmental body, officer for public
information, or agent, as applicable, does not receive a written response from the requestor, the
underlying request for public information is considered to have been withdrawn by the requestor

Stacy Austin
Lubbock Police Department
Records System Operator
Phone : 806-775-2808
Fax: 806-775-2861<>