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Records request from BuzzFeed News: Incident reports for crimes of aggravated assault

Peter Aldhous filed this request with the City of Mesquite of Mesquite, TX.


From: Peter Aldhous

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Police incident reports for all crimes of aggravated assault recorded in 2016 (including descriptions of the incident). I have attached a PDF from the Mesquite Police Department that gives the service numbers of the reports I am requesting. I am seeking the full report of each incident, including the officer's narrative.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations including BuzzFeed News, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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.


Peter Aldhous


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Megan Avis
Police Records Clerk | Police Technical Services
Mesquite Police Department
777 N Galloway Ave | Mesquite, TX 75149
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From: City of Mesquite

A copy of documents responsive to the request.