Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (Miami-Dade County Police)

Emma Best filed this request with the Miami-Dade County Police of Miami-Dade County, FL.
Tracking #

P410254-091819

Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Miami-Dade County Police

Dear Emma Best:
Thank you for your interest in public records of Miami-Dade Police Department.  Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was received in this office on 9/18/2019 and given the reference number P410254-091819 for tracking purposes. To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Miami-Dade County Police

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Re: Public Records Request of September 18, 2019. Reference #: P410254-091819
Dear Emma Best:
The Miami-Dade Police Department ("MDPD") received your records request dated September 18, 2019.
After making contact with the handling entity, they informed us that their office sustained heavy water damage recently, and they are in the process of relocating. Their record specialist advised they do not have access to the records at the moment, and asked if there is any way that you can re submit this request three to four weeks after todays date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you understand this unfortunate circumstance.
This request will now be closed.
Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at 305-471-2085.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Argemis Colome
Police Officer
Media Unit
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