Babel Street (Michigan State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Michigan State Police of Michigan.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Documents concerning contracts with the company Babel Street. This includes:

-Contractual documents such as purchase orders, delivery orders, invoices, trial run agreements, and grant procurement documents.

-Any emails with the domain @BabelStreet.com to the head of procurement/financial department or any technology departments the agency may run, or the Chief of Police.

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police Freedom of Information Unit has received your email.

If this is a new Freedom of Information Act request, please be sure that a mailing address is provided.

A response will be sent to you pursuant to the timelines required under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have questions, please visit our website, call (517) 241-1934 or respond to this email.

Thank you.

From: Michigan State Police

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police Freedom of Information Unit has received your email.

If this is a new Freedom of Information Act request, please be sure that a mailing address is provided.

A response will be sent to you pursuant to the timelines required under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have questions, please visit our website, call (517) 241-1934 or respond to this email.

Thank you.

From: MSP-FOI

You can expect a response to be mailed to you on or before May 9, 2017. As per the letter of extension that we sent to you on 4/25/2017.

From: Michigan State Police

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Curtis Waltman

Hello,

I was wondering about reducing the scope of my request to cut down on costs. Do you know where the majority of fees are coming from? Any help on this matter would be very appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police Freedom of Information Unit has received your email.

If this is a new Freedom of Information Act request, please be sure that a mailing address is provided.

A response will be sent to you pursuant to the timelines required under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have questions, please visit our website, call (517) 241-1934 or respond to this email.

Thank you.

From: Goodwin, Bethany (MSP)

Please see attached.

Bethany Goodwin
Assistant FOIA Coordinator
Records Resource Unit
Office of the Director
Michigan State Police
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909
TX: 517-284-3131
Fax: 517-241-1935

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