McKinney Police Department Documents Discussing Open Records Request By Gawker Media

Tim Cushing filed this request with the McKinney Police Department of McKinney, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 15-16598 ; 15-16599
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From: Tim Cushing

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

- Any emails from 06/05/15 to date of receipt discussing Andy Cush's request for documents concerning Officer Eric Casebolt on behalf of Gawker Media. (See this URL for more information: http://gawker.com/texas-city-is-charging-us-79-000-for-emails-about-pool-1714757746).

- Any communications from 06/05/15 to date of receipt with Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P. discussing Andy Cush's request for documents concerning Officer Eric Casebolt on behalf of Gawker Media. (See this URL for more information: http://documents.gawker.com/heres-a-79-000-foia-bill-from-the-city-of-mckinney-1714760981).

- Any documents pertaining to the records fulfillment estimate given to Andy Cush/Gawker Media, including emails and communications with any other city departments/agencies and/or Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P. (See this URL for more information: http://documents.gawker.com/heres-a-79-000-foia-bill-from-the-city-of-mckinney-1714760981)

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 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tim Cushing

From: Sonya Paul

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of McKinney. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government, The Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on February 13, 2015.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City Department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request.

Please Note: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

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Sonya E. Paul, Records and Information Coordinator
115-B Industrial Blvd
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, Texas 75070
* 972-547-7615 fax 972-547-2600
* spaul@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:spaul@mckinneytexas.org> or ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org>
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From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Paul,

Could you please confirm the date on which this public records request was received?

Thank you.

From: Sonya Paul

Receipt date corrected. Thank you!

- Any emails from 06/05/15 to date of receipt discussing Andy Cush's request for documents concerning Officer Eric Casebolt on behalf of Gawker Media. (See this URL for more information: http://gawker.com/texas-city-is-charging-us-79-000-for-emails-about-pool-1714757746).

- Any communications from 06/05/15 to date of receipt with Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P. discussing Andy Cush's request for documents concerning Officer Eric Casebolt on behalf of Gawker Media. (See this URL for more information: http://documents.gawker.com/heres-a-79-000-foia-bill-from-the-city-of-mckinney-1714760981).

- Any documents pertaining to the records fulfillment estimate given to Andy Cush/Gawker Media, including emails and communications with any other city departments/agencies and/or Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P. (See this URL for more information: http://documents.gawker.com/heres-a-79-000-foia-bill-from-the-city-of-mckinney-1714760981)

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 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.

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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sonya Paul

Good Morning Mr. Cushing,

I have forwarded your email to the City Attorney for a response.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Mares directly at (214) 747-6100 or Anna Clark (972) 547-2023

Thank you for your patience!

Sonya E. Paul
Records and Information Coordinator
115-B Industrial Blvd
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, Texas 75070
• 972-547-7615 fax 972-547-2600
spaul@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:spaul@mckinneytexas.org> or ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org>

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph work with excellence.

From: Tesha Williams

Attached, please find a copy of your letter sent to the Attorney General's Office for an opinion.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call attorney Lisa Mares at lmares@bhlaw.net.

Thank you,

Tesha Williams
Legal Secretary
BROWN & HOFMEISTER, L.L.P.
740 E. Campbell Road, Suite 800
Richardson, Texas 75081
Main Phone: 214.747.6100 | Direct Phone: 214.747.6123 | Fax: 214.747.6111 | www.bhlaw.net

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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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sonya Paul

Thank you Mr. Cushing.

I will follow-up with the city attorney office concerning your request.

Thank you for your patience.

Sonya E. Paul
Records and Information Coordinator
115-B Industrial Blvd
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, Texas 75070
• 972-547-7615 fax 972-547-2600
spaul@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:spaul@mckinneytexas.org> or ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org>

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph work with excellence.

From: Sonya Paul

Mr. Cushing,

The City Attorney office conveyed you may contact the Texas Attorney Office regarding this matter. I have copied the information below for your convenience.

Thank you!
Open Government Hotline
The Open Records Division also provides an Open Government Hotline staffed by attorneys who specialize in both the Public Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. They can answer questions and help resolve disputes involving open government laws. Hotline staff cannot, however, provide legal advice to private citizens or governmental entities.
The Hotline can be reached at (512) 478-OPEN (6736) or toll-free at (877) OPEN TEX (673-6839). Please note that we receive a large number of calls to our Hotline. Therefore, if our staff is not immediately available to answer your call, please leave a message, including your name and telephone number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Sonya E. Paul
Records and Information Coordinator
115-B Industrial Blvd
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, Texas 75070
• 972-547-7615 fax 972-547-2600
spaul@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:spaul@mckinneytexas.org> or ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org>

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph work with excellence.

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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sonya Paul

Good Morning Mr. Cushing,

Thank you for your patience. We’re still waiting for a determination from the Texas Attorney General office.

Warmest Regards,

Sonya E. Paul
Records and Information Coordinator
115-B Industrial Blvd
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, Texas 75070
• 972-547-7615 fax 972-547-2600
spaul@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:spaul@mckinneytexas.org> or ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org>

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph work with excellence.

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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Sonya Paul

Good Afternoon Mr. Cushing:

Thank you for following up on your open records request. Your request is being processed by Brown and Hofmeister. I will copy Lisa Mares on this communication to request an update concerning your request.

Thank you for your patience.
Best Regards,

Sonya E. Paul
Records and Information Coordinator
115-B Industrial Blvd
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, Texas 75070
• 972-547-7615 fax 972-547-2600
spaul@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:spaul@mckinneytexas.org> or ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org<mailto:ITrecords@mckinneytexas.org>

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph work with excellence.

From: Sonya Paul

Receipt acknowledged.

Thank you!

From: Stacey via Dropbox

Stacey shared a file with you on Dropbox

"Public Information Act Request - City of McKinney

Attached, please find a response to your open records request, McKinney ID Nos. 15-16598 and 15-16599. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Mares at lmares@bhlaw.net.

Thank you,

Stacey Shelby
Legal Secretary
Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
740 East Campbell Road, Suite 800
Richardson, Texas 75081
Main Phone: 214.747.6100
Direct Dial: 214.747.6123
Fax: 214.747.6111
www.bhlaw.net"

View file "McK AG Resp Ltr Cushing 15-16598 and 15-16599.pdf"[1]

[1]: https://www.dropbox.com/l/s/2X5qaanK1GlOreG9cSzHZj?text=1

From: Stacey via Dropbox

Stacey shared a file with you on Dropbox

"Public Information Act Request - City of McKinney

Attached please find a response to your open records request, McKinney ID Nos. 15-16598 and 15-16599. The requested information was to big to send by email, therefore it was sent to you via this dropbox. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Mares at lmares@bhlaw.net.

Thank you,
Stacey Shelby
Legal Secretary
Brown & Hofmeister L.L.P"

View file "McK AG Resp Ltr Cushing 15-16598 and 15-16599.pdf"[1]

[1]: https://www.dropbox.com/l/s/iQe1LODrKfy1GkdEmrDiAg?text=1

From: Tim Cushing

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Tim Cushing

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