Michigan - Record Layout of Traffic Stop Data

Peninsula Press filed this request with the Michigan State Police of Michigan.
Status
Rejected

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From: Vignesh Ramachandran

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country, but I'm initially gathering information about what datapoints each state collects.

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

I’d like to please request the record layout (the format of a data record, which includes the name, type and size of each field in the record) or data dictionary for your state’s records of traffic stops made on your roads. (What are all the datapoints you collect and keep record of when traffic stops are made?)

The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically — via Excel or another database format. Data can be emailed to vram@stanford.edu or shared via a Dropbox link. In the event data has to be sent physically on a CD or thumb drive, please mail to Peninsula Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305.

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,

Vignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police, Freedom of information unit, has received your email.

Please be sure that a mailing address was provided. We will respond to your request within 5 business days.

If you have questions, you may call (517) 241-1934.

Thank you!

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Could you please confirm that this public records request was received appropriately? It was initially submitted on June 29, 2015 and has yet to receive a non-automated response?

Thank you.

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: Fox, Judy (MSP)

A response was mailed to you on 7/16 to the California address you provided.

Judy Fox
Asst. Freedom of Information Coordinator
Freedom Of Information Unit
Office of the Director
Michigan State Police
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909
517-335-4616 - telephone
517-241-1935 - fax

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