Philando Castile

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the St. Anthony Police Department of Minneapolis, MN.
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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Ant email correspondence sent or received by the St. Antony Police Department that contains the following names: "Philando Castile", "Diamond Reynolds", "Jeronimo Yanez."

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Russell

From:

Ms. Russell,

This email is in response to your request today to the City of Saint Anthony, Minnesota for data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (below). I am responding on behalf of Jay Lindgren of Dorsey & Whitney, who is the City Attorney for the City of Saint Anthony.

I am writing to confirm that the City of Saint Anthony is processing your request. The City has received a large volume of requests for data. In order to facilitate and expedite the processing of these requests, and serve the goals of transparency and prompt public access to public data, the City has created a mass email list for individuals who have made public records requests. Your email address has been added to this list. Public data that is responsive to your request, and requests made by other individuals, will be provided simultaneously to all requesters on this list. If you wish to be removed from this list, please respond to this email and let me know.

On Nov. 18 we sent an email confirming your request, 31 emails with prior data previously disclosed to other requesters, and one email providing additional information about statistical data. Please let me know if you did not receive these 33 emails.

We will provide further responses to your request as soon as practicable.
Regards,

Shannon L. Bjorklund
Associate
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
P: 612.492.6636

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From: Caitlin Russell

Hello-
Thank you for your response - we did not receive the prior data, can you please re-send? Thank you.

From:

Ms. Russell,

I just received your email below. (It was inadvertently caught in my spam filter.) We will try resending the data via separate email.
Regards,

Shannon L. Bjorklund
Associate
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
P: 612.492.6636 M: 651.253.2914

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From:

Good morning, Ms. Russell:

This is the email address we are planning to use to resend you the responses to the data practices requests. Can you please verify that you have received this email so we can be sure that our emails will get through to your inbox. We are wondering if your email filter isn't blocking our email address for some reason.

Thank you.

Lauri B. Dolezal
Senior Paralegal

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DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
Suite 1500, 50 South Sixth Street | Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498
P: 612.492.6683 F: 612.340.2868

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From: Caitlin Russell

Received. Sorry about that!
Caitlin

From:

Good afternoon, Ms. Russell:

We sent you the first set of emails with attachments (typically in zip files) just a bit ago. Can you please confirm that you were able to receive these emails/attachments. We will have approximately 25 more emails with additional documents to send to you once we are able to determine that they will get through to your inbox. Thank you.

Lauri B. Dolezal
Senior Paralegal

DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
Suite 1500, 50 South Sixth Street | Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498
P: 612.492.6683 F: 612.340.2868

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Use or distribution by an unintended recipient is prohibited, and may be a violation of law. If you believe that you received
this e-mail in error, please do not read this e-mail or any attached items. Please delete the e-mail and all attachments,
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From: Caitlin Russell

Hi,
I did not receive the files.
Caitlin

From:

Good afternoon, Ms. Russell-

Due to the issues encountered with attempts to provide the data productions via normal email we will be sending them to you on a CD.

Lauri B. Dolezal
Senior Paralegal

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DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
Suite 1500, 50 South Sixth Street | Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498
P: 612.492.6683 F: 612.340.2868

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
E-mails from this firm normally contain confidential and privileged material, and are for the sole use of the intended recipient.
Use or distribution by an unintended recipient is prohibited, and may be a violation of law. If you believe that you received
this e-mail in error, please do not read this e-mail or any attached items. Please delete the e-mail and all attachments,
including any copies thereof, and inform the sender that you have deleted the e-mail, all attachments and any copies thereof.
Thank you.
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From: St. Anthony Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
Thanks so much for your assistance with this request. Unfortunately, I'm not able to open the files in the format in which you sent them. Could you please resend them as PDF files? Thanks so much!
Best,
Caitlin Russell

From:

Ms. Russell,

We've tried to provide the data sent to other requesters several times now. The vast majority of the files sent are PDFs, with a few voice files and some Excel files that would be very difficult to use if converted to PDF. These are in zipped folders, because there are hundreds of documents. We have sent them by email and also on a CD. Other requesters have been able to open these files sent via those methods.

We can certainly provide the files via an FTA file-sharing website, if you need, but I am beginning to suspect that the technical issue is with on your end, and won't be fixed by us sending the files again. I've been told by our tech people that any Windows or Mac system 2010 or newer should be able to open these files, and without information about the specific issue you're having, we can't provide any more guidance.

Please let us know if you'd like us to resend the files via an FTA link.
Thanks,

Shannon L. Bjorklund
Partner
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
P: 612.492.6636 M: 651.253.2914

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From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
Thank you for following up with me so quickly. Can you please send all the files sent in your email response to this address:
MuckRock Dept. 30169
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144

Thanks for all your help!

Caitlin

From:

I think there is some confusion. We mailed this data to you months ago. Please see the attached letter, dated January 13, 2017.
Regards,

Shannon L. Bjorklund
Partner
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
P: 612.492.6636 M: 651.253.2914

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From: Caitlin Russell

I only received an email response. Please resend the documents to the address I provided. Thank you.

From:

Caitlin,

We spoke last week about your public records request to the City of Saint Anthony. The City has sent the documents to you three times - twice via email and once via a mailed CD. I understand you are having trouble opening the files, and you have requested hard copies of the documents. I indicated that the City would be seeking reimbursement of photocopy and mailing costs. The City will also seek reimbursement for time spent fulfilling this request. See Minn. Stat. 13.03, subd. 3(c) (allowing government entity to charge for copying costs, time, etc.).

Below are the estimated costs:
4,767 pages x $0.12/page = $572.04
CD for files that can't be easily printed (Excel, audio, etc.): $20.00
Estimated shipping 2 boxes @ 40 lbs. each: $194.70
Time spent fulfilling this request: $265.00
Total: $1,051.74

Before incurring those costs, the City will require pre-payment of 80% of the estimated cost. A check for $841.39 (80% of estimated cost) should be made out to "City of Saint Anthony Village" and sent to my attention. We will then provide the documents along with an invoice reflecting actual costs and any balance owed. Please let us know if you would like to proceed in light of these costs and, if so, please provide the payment.

I would like to point out that certain data related to BCA's investigation and the Ramsey County Attorney's prosecution is publicly available online. Video, audio, documents and images are available via the BCA's website here: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ooc/news-releases/Pages/BCA-Yanez-Case-File.aspx<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dps.mn.gov_divisions_ooc_news-2Dreleases_Pages_BCA-2DYanez-2DCase-2DFile.aspx&d=DwMF-g&c=wZIz6BR1yds6ABxMNYcTPKRj39yq004hegHRzkEIjMM&r=kOOf7oNTLCw13mxVaQtJXcieIwWOMIHME1o3sRd01GE&m=VwMVTmFH0phYMV47Y4Gup7irxaY9hZZ6BwwxxvR9Ns0&s=-Lz7lCCAARsRpE2sDUYJNpMy0Urg2eHUrPTf4iHvDCM&e=>. Certain materials, including video, audio, transcripts and reports, are available through the Ramsey County Attorney's Office website: www.ramseycounty.us/yaneztrial<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ramseycounty.us_yaneztrial&d=DwMFAg&c=wZIz6BR1yds6ABxMNYcTPKRj39yq004hegHRzkEIjMM&r=1_Ecb4dMTtHEkYal0eZP-0k5DUqJy_Dj_-Wr6tRW8Jc_7N8ZpJMt2rmHMjzaw9-B&m=7Jcwjy9YaLhEq8sPBLfoim1U3UvwnOAWAdjLLQKDcYs&s=b3weX3N_zB8uyWR8-K6CRtx8ivneZYGlWxb1fEjjEJE&e=>.

We will await your response.
Regards,

Shannon L. Bjorklund
Partner
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
P: 612.492.6636

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