Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Montgomery Township Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Montgomery Township Police Department of Montgomery, PA .
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Montgomery Township Police Department

Attached please find the Township's response to your recent Right-to-Know Request.

Deborah A. Rivas
Administration Supervisor & Open Records Officer
Montgomery Township
1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
215-393-6900, Fax: 215-855-6656
www.montgomerytwp.org<http://www.montgomerytwp.org/>

From:

Dear Ms. Lipton:

I represent Montgomery Township. You made a RTK request on 6/29/20. The Township took a 30-day extension, as provided for by law to review the request. A response is due on 8/6/20.

Your request, however, cannot be completed at this time due to its lack of specificity, and overly broad nature. For example, your request is directed to the police department but your request references "this agency", which is the Township. With that said, we do not want to deny your request on the bases that it is over broadly and not specific enough to properly respond, rather we want to provide you time to supplement you request by making a specific request(s) for documents and confirm the time period within which you are seeking same so we can ensure we get you records responsive to your request, to the extent they exist.

In an effort to expedite, feel free to call me at the number below.

Given the above, please provide us further extension in writing so you can supplement your request; your request will not be processed until you provide such specificity and added detail. And if we do not hear from you by 8/6/20, we will take no further action on this request and mark it incomplete.

In providing the requested extension and supplement, you can email me with a cc to our open record officer.

Thanks,

Bob

[Dischell, Bartle & Dooley]<http://dischellbartle.com/>

Robert J. Iannozzi, Jr | Partner
Dischell, Bartle & Dooley, P.C.
P: 215-362-2474 | F: 215-362-6722
1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Suite 200 | Lansdale, PA 19446
riannozzi@dischellbartle.com<mailto:riannozzi@dischellbartle.com>
www.dischellbartle.com<http://www.dischellbartle.com>

From: Montgomery Township Police Department

Ms. Lipton:

You email was responded to. See attached.

You failed to response as requested. Please read the attached and advise. You can also responds directly to me by phone if easier, so we can clarify your request and ensure we provide everything you are entitled to under the Law. If we do not hear back from you, we cannot process the request.

Thank you.

Bob

[Dischell, Bartle & Dooley]<http://dischellbartle.com/>

Robert J. Iannozzi, Jr | Partner
Dischell, Bartle & Dooley, P.C.
P: 215-362-2474 | F: 215-362-6722
1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Suite 200 | Lansdale, PA 19446
riannozzi@dischellbartle.com<mailto:riannozzi@dischellbartle.com>
www.dischellbartle.com<http://www.dischellbartle.com>

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