FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (Miami-Dade County Police)

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

P401010-082819

Multi Request FBI/DOJ FOIA consult
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.

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 8/28/2019 and given the reference number P401010-082819 for tracking purposes. To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.

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 August 28, 2019. Reference #: P401010-082819
Dear Emma Best:
The Miami-Dade Police Department ("MDPD") needs additional clarification regarding your records request dated August 28, 2019.
We are unable to furnish you with the information you have requested due to the following reason(s):
The Information Technology Section provided the following reply; the requesting entity did not specify the date range for the emails being sought. Please obtain said information so that an estimate can be prepared based on their response.
A reply must be received or your request will be closed and a new request will be required.
You can reply to this email with your clarification or send a message by logging into our online Public Records Center. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=xSfKPyHO1-2F4Mny2NCLJVup9CP6qMrR24jSV-2Beyohyd4VXiogWCmAhjDMhJRP4popBe5w5tAH0zQBFpd3ik-2BgFv5vgUpooUQKdhoYw7ZPoBRIJCxo-2BV8ese7tcunA3B7w_IX1xUUmj7acTVttrFsSXZk5K0sWKzSJ4OE5TqQSqFcxTyRJoudR5CqLf3fnkGNPhBFJ0rUM25wDCzy2yFm30vP5pb5CnVv-2FmPPgtotDBR6jeP0C1ACQisnEOnRP5LFPpCWgFBi02s8ZUwnPlhzUYqqk5F07l3zYlSHwRv-2FqeW1LB9K2m9n6ws7o9DLIFQYeG-2FAra011OwwELBf0SJOv2iZgtTovw539htiPd6uWHd1yidwBvkmG7srjMYkeqN07ExpaVtscFM45MsfCfvBlLR5PTh4JC8-2FkyVYRp69bNFwFTZG3KRIj5HtWrpUt9sfobCBDLr-2F3K9w2eDoghMixsKvSI-2BaTPyTNFG8PKE98TlczXCYXIDwIioTsqTIjy6ytL5zto8j0Zkmf50k6jgIDaNw-3D-3D)
Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please respond to this email.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Chris Thomas
Police Officer
Media Unit
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From: Miami-Dade County Police

Good afternoon,

Can you please reach out to our office reference to a request that has been pending for a lengthy amount of time (305) 471-1900.
Regards,

Christopher Thomas, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

From: Miami-Dade County Police

Re: Public Records Request of August 28, 2019. Reference #: P401010-082819

Dear Emma Best:

Your request is pending a status of Clarification Requested for 10 days and requires your attention and action.

Please review the status of this request and update as needed. If the request remains in a pending status for 30 days, your request will be WITHDRAWN and a new request will need to be submitted.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Chris Thomas
Police Officer
Media Unit

From: Miami-Dade County Police

Re: Public Records Request of August 28, 2019. Reference #: P401010-082819

Dear Emma Best:

Your request is pending a status of Clarification Requested for 20 days and requires your attention and action.

Please review the status of this request and update as needed. If the request remains in a pending status for 30 days, your request will be WITHDRAWN and a new request will need to be submitted.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Chris Thomas
Police Officer
Media Unit

From: Miami-Dade County Police

Re: Public Records Request of August 28, 2019. Reference #: P401010-082819

Dear Emma Best:

Your request has been pending a status of Clarification Requested for 30 days and has been WITHDRAWN.

For additional attention regarding this request, a new request will need to be submitted.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Chris Thomas
Police Officer
Media Unit

From: Emma Best

As documented at https://www.muckrock.com/foi/miami-dade-county-7318/fbidoj-foia-consult-miami-dade-county-police-79537/, you did not request clarification until December 4th. Therefore, closing the request is improper. Please re-open it and process it for January 1, 2016 through the present.

Thank you.

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