J20 Protests (Maryland State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Maryland State Police of Maryland.
Status
Rejected

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Compilations of equipment or munitions to be used, after action reports, incident reports, Special Event Threat Assessment (SETA) Reports, and any other reports on preparing for the protests in regard to the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC on January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017, as well as the Women’s March on January 21st 2017. I would also request department Telex messages for the January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017 protests.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Doug Baralo -State Police-

Mr. Waltman:

This email is in response to your Maryland Public Information Act request
in which you requested information related to the participation of the
Maryland State Police in the Presidential Inauguration and the Women's
March.

1. Your request related to the equipment and munitions to be used at
the Presidential
Inauguration is denied pursuant to Md. Code Ann., General Provisions §
4-351(a)(3) and § 4-352(a)(1) because release of these records would
reveal security
procedures or specific tactics.

2. The Maryland State Police did not compete an After Action Report for
the Presidential Inauguration and has no records responsive to this request.
.

3. The Maryland State Police did not compete a Special Event Threat
Assessment Report for the Presidential Inauguration and has no records
responsive to this request.

4. The only "report" that the Maryland State Police prepared that are
related to potential protests at the inauguration is the Incident Action
Plan (IAP). Release of the IAP is denied pursuant to Md. Code Ann.,
General Provisions § 4-351(a)(3) and § 4-352(a)(1) because they would
reveal security procedures or specific tactics.

5. The Maryland State Police was not involved in the Women's March on
January 21st and has no records responsive to this request.

Pursuant to Md. Code Ann., General Provisions § 4-203, I am required to
provide you with notice of the remedies available for review. You may seek
judicial review of this decision in the appropriate Circuit Court in
accordance with Md. Code Ann., General Provisions § 4-362. You may also
seek dispute resolution in accordance with Md. Code Ann., General Provisions §
4-1B-04. Please contact me if you have any questions about this response.

--
Captain
*Douglas J. Baralo, esq.*

Commander, Special Projects Division
Maryland State Police
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

443.945.2211 - cell

The most dangerous phrase in the language is “We’ve always done it this
way!” - Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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