Black Lives Matter Protests

Melissa Hill filed this request with the Minnesota State Patrol of Minnesota.
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From: Melissa Hill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like any and all data relating to Black Lives Matter from August 2014-February 2017. This request is for all records included but not limited to correspondence, e-mails, photographs, social media surveillance, intelligence reports, after action reports, threat advisories, MOUs/Mutual Aid agreements, notes, incident reports, or other materials

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.


Melissa Hill

From: Minnesota State Patrol

I am unclear about why you continue to send these automated messages since I believe this request was filled last year. In addition, the email you use is confusing since we receive numerous requests from with these multi-digit sender addresses.

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Bruce Gordon
Director of Communications
Minnesota Department of Public Safety<> | (651) 201-7171 Office | (651) 276-1561 Cell

From: Melissa Hill


I have not received the documents yet for this request dated 2/28/2017 so the MuckRock system continues to send these automated reminders. Can you please resend the documents?

Melissa Hill

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Mr. Gordon,

I don't believe we ever received these materials, though we did receive a similar subset in relation to another request for one particular week of 2016 protests. Could you please clarify where this request stands or help us move the processing along?

Thanks so much for your help. I hope the year is off to a good start.