Operations legend inventory logs (Memphis Police Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Memphis Police Department of Memphis, TN.
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W016510-101220

Multi Request Operations legend inventory logs
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Completed

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From: Kent Hoover

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All contracts, memorandums of understanding, or comparable documents entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice or its component agencies (FBI, ATF, DEA, Marshals) regarding the Operations Legend program. (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/operation-legend-update-federal-charges)

2) An inventory of all equipment transferred to your department through the Operations Legend program. If this information is not contained within a single document, I ask that you provide me records documenting each individual equipment intake.

I ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist and I intend to use the requested public records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

From: Memphis Police Department

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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 W016510-101220 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All contracts, memorandums of understanding, or comparable documents entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice or its component agencies (FBI, ATF, DEA, Marshals) regarding the Operations Legend program. (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/operation-legend-update-federal-charges)

2) An inventory of all equipment transferred to your department through the Operations Legend program. If this information is not contained within a single document, I ask that you provide me records documenting each individual equipment intake.

I ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist and I intend to use the requested public records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmemphis-police-department-652%252Foperations-legend-inventory-logs-memphis-police-department-102759%252F%253Femail%253Dmemphistn%252540mycusthelp.net&url_auth_token=AAAj6D6-lOkqeJfDAjSur71jWNo%3A1kRpwx%3Aj-gcWFXfE4cTHUJil6RsDqlAopA

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10/19/2020
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News DEPT MR 102759 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 10/12/2020, Reference # W016510-101220
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 10/12/2020. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) All contracts, memorandums of understanding, or comparable documents entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice or its component agencies (FBI, ATF, DEA, Marshals) regarding the Operations Legend program. (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/operation-legend-update-federal-charges)

2) An inventory of all equipment transferred to your department through the Operations Legend program. If this information is not contained within a single document, I ask that you provide me records documenting each individual equipment intake.

I ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist and I intend to use the requested public records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmemphis-police-department-652%252Foperations-legend-inventory-logs-memphis-police-department-102759%252F%253Femail%253Dmemphistn%252540mycusthelp.net&url_auth_token=AAAj6D6-lOkqeJfDAjSur71jWNo%3A1kRpwx%3Aj-gcWFXfE4cTHUJil6RsDqlAopA”
The City has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request. Please use the link below to access the DOJ grants on the contracts portal. Per the custodian, there are no existing responsive records for the second part of this request; no equipment has been received. http://www.morememphis.org/contracts/ (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=tVZK-2BDMrxhcb-2BNvwVODlUHty4N34kRk2EhUmZUd2QuY0tB5SspzjjWQ9pdgML82iXjc0_xbNmbgIX7FspUB2XpxncSJ4iPcYvTCfydh1-2BtAWH2T9Rjdqau96-2BbuYvxFwKTEDHCKTlc4s0yCm9UxpoWDYPM-2FO-2BANkYm-2B8akMLSxrz4h8-2FStlp0xpciJ5Zknzt90XIO5YiTlKm51E44BKdw5-2FxTCx1-2FRuHblig2LRD-2Ft21-2FHoHoHgkIm5TNDDoTipE4bdq8O5-2F6v7AW0ZdzhJGUL6yYbty6EYV5PXqxcQtwuTGgT2xdjW3AxoD-2BnaIPKF9j4cYi7Ip0rgxgP7pvpA5WGCrVrXcLStx9uhlj2C37s3fQUuMz8bV1cgo-2Fk7pdgbL85-2BwYCA-2FGzuyGbMOm3pXfdPbeulgkAWUeI6avvNbXmiKzNObnJCnGZcTiDu9v0l5WyFOvU-2FrNdjv-2BaS3mTnvuT1uODw-3D-3D)
This completes your public records request with the City of Memphis.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
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From: Todd Feathers

Hello,

I recently received the below response to my public records request, directing me to search the city's contracts portal for the documents I requested. This does not satisfy my request as 1) there do not appear to be any contracts relating to the DOJ's Operations Legend program available through this portal, despite both the city and the DOJ publicly stating that the city has entered into an agreement (see original request) and 2) I have asked not just for contracts, but also memorandums of understanding and comparable documents that would not be available through the contracts portal.

Thank you very much for your help, and please acknowledge receipt of this email and confirm that the request is still being processed.

Todd Feathers

From: Memphis Police Department

Please see the attached response delivered to requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> on 10/19/2020 1:41:01 PM.

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Lemeka L. Hoof
Public Records Coordinator Lead
125 North Main Street
Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
901-636-6511
901-636-6232 (o)
lemeka.hoof@memphistn.gov

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