FOIA - Miami PD, FL - Use of Force Reports from 05/30/2020 to 06/12/2020

J Ader filed this request with the Miami Police Department of Miami, FL.
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all Use of Force Reports created from 05/30/2020 to 06/12/2020.

Please consult section of Miami Police Departmental Orders ( for more info:
"Report To Be Made on Any Force Used: Whenever it is necessary to use any unusual physical force or other means, the member shall report this, as soon as possible, to a supervisor and submit a written report to the Chief of Police, through channels, relating all circumstances together with the arrest report on the case. Should the member have to use physical force or other means to overcome actual physical resistance, the member will, on approval of a commanding officer, also charge the subject with the appropriate charges."

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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Good Morning/Afternoon, We are in receipt of your public records request Your public records request is fulfilled/completed. After review, your request has been denied for the following reasons: Denied as to releasing any records pertaining to an open and active investigation.

- Active criminal intelligence information and active criminal investigative information are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. ยง119.071(2)(c)1., F.S.
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