2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests' (Memphis Police Department)

Kent Hoover filed this request on behalf of Emma North-Best with the Memphis Police Department of Memphis, TN.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

W022251-062322

Multi Request 2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests'
Due March 2, 2022
Est. Completion Oct. 17, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

From: Memphis Police Department

Dear Mr. Hoover,
Thank you for registering with the City of Memphis.

Below you will find your login and password information.

Please log in to the system to update any contact or password information and to track the progress of your request.
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From: Memphis Police Department

Good afternoon,

Please use the link below to submit your public records request with the City of Memphis.

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Sincerely,
Public Records Office

From: Memphis Police Department

Mr. Hoover,
Please respond with the reference number to your request so that I might have the opportunity to look up the details for you. It appears you created the request via the portal. You should have received a welcome email and by now a few emails directly from our office if this request was created back in September of last year. The reference number usually begins with a "W". I tried to search via email but this company @requests.muckrock has over 80 submitted requests in the past. You can also log into the portal with your username and password and the question will go directly to your open request
Sincerely,
Public Records Office

From: Memphis Police Department

Good morning,
After further investigation, I found an account that was created under this exact email address but no request was created for it. If you were able to find a reference number which means the request was actually created, please provide it. Otherwise, the city did not receive a request attached to this particular email address on our end. I believe Muckrock was supposed to create your request for you but perhaps you should start there if in fact one was created.
Please let us know what you can find on your end because there is no update to provide at this time as there is no request in our system that I am able to locate.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office

From: Memphis Police Department

Dear Mr. Hoover,
This is our office second attempt to email you concerning a request that we received a note to update you on by way of Memphis Police Department and the City Attorney’s office. Our office has no record of a request under this exact email address and/or name. I logged into Muckrock and relayed that information there as well. If you have successfully submitted a request to our office, you would have received a reference number. Please provide that reference number so that I might provide an update. If you do NOT have a reference number that usually begins with a “W”, then your request has not been successfully created in our portal and you would need to submit a request if you would like for the City to provide you with public records.

Again please provide a reference number and you may contact our office at 901-636-6511 if you should need further assistance,
Sincerely,
Public records office

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

From: Memphis Police Department

Mr. Hoover:

We have received your request for a public record. It is our goal to respond to these requests as soon as possible or within 5 business days. However, please note that certain requests may take longer to process due to the size of the records requested or current request volumes. Your request has been given the following reference number W022251-062322 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

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From: Memphis Police Department

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06/30/2022
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News 411A Highland Ave DEPT MR 118269
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/23/2022, Reference # W022251-062322
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/23/2022. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
It is not practicable for the records you requested to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying because: It has not yet been determined that records responsive to your request exist.
The time reasonably necessary to produce the record(s) or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: JULY 14, 2022.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
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From: Memphis Police Department

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07/14/2022
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News 411A Highland Ave DEPT MR 118269
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/23/2022, Reference # W022251-062322
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/23/2022. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
In response to your records request, our office is taking the following action(s). It is not practicable for the records you requested to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying because: It has not yet been determined that records responsive to your request exist.
The time reasonably necessary to produce the record(s) or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: AUGUST 15, 2022.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

From: Memphis Police Department

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08/15/2022
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News 411A Highland Ave DEPT MR 118269
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/23/2022, Reference # W022251-062322
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/23/2022. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
In response to your records request, our office is taking the following action(s). It is not practicable for the records you requested to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying because: It has not yet been determined that records responsive to your request exist.
The time reasonably necessary to produce the record(s) or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: SEPTEMBER 15, 2022.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

From: Memphis Police Department

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09/15/2022
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News 411A Highland Ave DEPT MR 118269
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/23/2022, Reference # W022251-062322
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/23/2022. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Memphis, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
In response to your records request, our office is taking the following action(s). It is not practicable for the records you requested to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying because: The office is still in the process of retrieving, reviewing, and/or redacting the requested records.
The time reasonably necessary to produce the record(s) or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: OCTOBER 17, 2022.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

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