|Sept. 9, 2014
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of all reports, lists, databases, or individual documents created or updated since Jan. 1, 2009 by the Law Division or City Attorney's office that detail tort or civil rights lawsuits brought against the city's police department. This should include any documentation mechanism the Law Division or City Attorney uses to track lawsuits. It should also include any documents that the Law Division or City Attorney submits to local, state, or federal agencies listing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the police department.
This request should be construed to include documents compiled quarterly, annually, or in other increments as well as documents or databases that contain responsive information over a longer time span.
I request that all fees be waived for this request because I am a journalist -- employed by the Boston Globe and MuckRock -- and intend to use the requested information to educate the public.
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.
Your request for records has been received. Please submit a copy of your TN identification so the request can be processed.
Public Records Office
City Of Memphis-Law Division
125 North Main Street, Room 336
Memphis, TN 38103
OFC (901) 636-6614
FAX (901) 636-6524
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