Rickem Samuel - Record Request

André Natta filed this request on behalf of Keri Orso with the Montgomery Police Department of Montgomery, AL.


From: Keri Orso

To Whom It May Concern:
Under the Alabama Open Records Law § 36-12-40 et seq., I write to request a copy of any and public records related to the 2016 disappearance and subsequent death of Rickem Samuel, including, but not limited to: investigative reports, witness statements, video recordings, any and all documents created and/or received from third parties (including phone and text records, social media records, and all other similar documents), and any other related materials.

If your agency does not maintain these public records, please let me know who does and include the proper custodian's name and address.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we 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 MuckRock, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage. All of the information received will also be shown on uncovered.com/cases.

In the event 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 email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

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

If you deny any or all of this request, please provide a written explanation for the denial, including a reference to the specific statutory exemption(s) upon which you rely, and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. Also, please provide all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

André Natta, a citizen of Alabama, in coordination with Keri Orso.

From: Montgomery Police Department

Good afternoon,

The City of Montgomery is in receipt of your Request for Public Record requesting information on Rickem Samuel. The City is only required to provide public records to the citizens of the state of Alabama. See McBurney v. Young, 133 S.Ct. 1709 (U.S. 2013). Therefore, the City respectfully denies your Public Record Request. Your requested information requires a subpoena through the City of Montgomery Police Department.


Nancy Ransburgh
Record Retention Manager
City Clerk's Office
103 North Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104


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From: Montgomery Police Department

Thank you.


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