FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests (Miami Police Department)

J Ader filed this request with the Miami Police Department of Miami, FL.
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Multi Request FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

All internal notes, memos, bulletins, alerts, and emails created and/or received from 5/27/2020 to 6/12/2020 containing/mentioning any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin
- #JusticeforFloyd
- Justice for Floyd
- #JusticeforGeorge
- #BlackLivesMatter
- #BLM
- Black Lives Matter

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.


J Ader

From: Miami Police Department

The Miami Police Department acknowledges the below public records request dated 6/16/2020. The City of Miami will make a reasonable effort to determine from other officers or employees within the City whether such records exist and, if so, the location at which the record can be accessed or copied or if any exemptions apply. You will be notified accordingly.

You can monitor the progress of your request under "My Requests". Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center.

From: Miami Police Department

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Dear Requester, Please review the following attachments (REQUEST LETTER & TENTATIVE INVOICE) and submit 50% of the estimated total cost. The search yielded 19,213 e-mails (which may include duplicate e-mails or non-responsive e-mails to the exact request) We request a fifty (50%) percent deposit in the amount of $1,504.47 to begin review of the search results.

Thus, the estimated costs to produce is $3,008.94. Please be advised that this is an estimate and the cost is subject to change, as it may take less or more time to complete the review. Important Reminder: This is just an estimated total cost once the process is completed the final cost can possibly be lower or higher. Please make payment payable to ‘Miami Police Records’ Tax ID No. 59-6000375. Include a copy of the Invoice with payment. Mailing Address: City of Miami Police Department Records Unit Attn: Records Custodian 400 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33128 If we do not receive payment within thirty (30) days, the public records request will be closed out. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us: •    Phone: 305-603-6477 •    Fax: 305-603-6481 •    Email: