law enforcement trip to israel (Maine State Police)

Leila Young filed this request with the Maine State Police of Maine.
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From: Leila Young


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails (including any attachments) that fit the following criteria:

1) Sent or received between March 1st, 2018, and the latest possible date (i.e. today's date October 1st, 2018, or the latest possible date available in the email system, as the systems are often up to a month behind)

2) Between email addresses associated with the police department to which this request is addressed and one (or all) of the these four addresses: jstuckey@adl.org, taliab@adl.org, rtrestan@adl.org or ejarvis@adl.org

3) Containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms:

'Israel' 

'NECTS' 

’New England’

'Counter-Terrorism' 
‘Counter’
‘Terrorism’

'Seminar' 
‘Session’


The emails are likely to contain, but may not be limited to, the following attachments:
—Participant roster
—Participant booklet
—Program or trip itinerary
—Travel and accommodation information

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Leila Young

From: Maine State Police

Dear Ms. Young:

Good morning –

This email is sent to acknowledge our agency’s receipt of your FOAA request below.

Please be advised that our agency will not be waiving the fees that we are authorized by law to charge when processing FOAA requests.

In light of that fact, and because our agency has over 300 employees who – given the broad scope of your FOAA request – would need to search for responsive records, I anticipate that the total fee to process the request would be quite substantial, as would the amount of time that would be needed to complete our work on the request.

Given that circumstance, might the request be able to be modified in any way so as to narrow its scope to make it more time- and cost-efficient to process?

Respectfully, C

Chris

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Leila Young

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your email. I have narrowed the request. Please see below.

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails and email attachments that fit the following criteria:

1) Sent or received between March 1st, 2018, and the latest possible date (i.e. today's date October 1st, 2018, or the latest possible date available in the email system, as the systems are often up to a month behind)

2) Between email addresses associated with the police department to which this request is addressed and one (or all) of the these three addresses: jstuckey@adl.org, taliab@adl.org, rtrestan@adl.org

3) Containing in the subject line or body of the message or attachment one or more of the following search terms:

'Israel' 

'NECTS' 


'New England Counter-Terrorism Seminar'

'New England Counter-Terrorism Session'
'Counter-Terrorism Seminar'

Thank you,
Leila

From: Maine State Police

Dear Ms. Nelson:

Thank you for your email.

It appears that you modified your request by shortening the list of search terms in the third paragraph describing the scope of your request, from 8 search terms to 5 search terms.

Is that correct?

Respectfully, C

Chris

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Leila Young

Yes, that is correct. I also made a small edit to the line describing the records I'm requesting: "Emails and email attachments that fit the following criteria:"

Thank you,
Leila

From: Maine State Police

Dear Ms. Young:

Good morning –

To date we have not received payment in relation to another, prior FOAA request that we received via Muckrock, and to which we provided copies of documents in response.

Accordingly, until payment is received in relation to that prior FOAA request to which we responded, we will not be processing any additional FOAA requests, including yours, that are sent via Muckrock.

Respectfully, C

Chris

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Leila Young

Dear Christopher,

I have never made a request of the Maine State Police before, and therefore cannot owe fees. Could you please send me the documentation that shows I owe fees?

Thank you,
Leila

From: Maine State Police

Dear Ms. Young:

Thank you for your email.

As I said in my recent email to you, to date we have not received payment in relation to another, prior FOAA request (made by a different individual) that we received via Muckrock, and to which we provided copies of documents in response.

Accordingly, until payment is received in relation to that prior FOAA request to which we responded, we will not be processing any additional FOAA requests that are sent via Muckrock.

Respectfully, C

Chris

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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