Arrest reports for journalists covering Ferguson protests

Runa Sandvik filed this request with the Missouri Highway Patrol of Missouri.
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From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records detailing the arrest and detention of the five journalists listed below. Records requested include police reports, arrest reports, witness statements, and/or narratives submitted by police officers involved with the arrests.

1. Antonio French, arrested on August 13 2014.
2. Wesley Lowery, arrested on August 13 2014.
3. Ryan J. Reilly, arrested on August 13 2014.
4. Pearl Gabel, arrested on August 17 2014.
5. Lukas Hermsmeier, arrested on August 19 2014.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Runa A. Sandvik


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 3, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Missouri Highway Patrol

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Missouri Highway Patrol

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