FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department of Nashville, TN.
Multi Request FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions
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From: Carlton Purvis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any internal manuals, instructions, forms or checksheets for how the law enforcement agency processes records requests.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request. Please mail all correspondence and responsive documents to the return address in Somerville, MA as that is where the website that files all requested records is located.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Carlton Purvis

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

In order for this to be an official open records request, you MUST fill out the 720 form. Once that form has been completed, please return it ALONG with a copy of YOUR photo ID.

The 720 form can be found on our website:<>

Once we have received the completed 720 form and copy of your photo ID, processing will begin. Processing CANNOT begin until we have received BOTH documents.

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From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Please see response dated 07/17/2018 @ 6:55 a.m.

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From: Muckrock Staff

Attached please find the documentation you requested in your last email. Thank you.

From: Muckrock Staff

Both the 720 form and a photo ID have been sent to you - twice. What exactly is the problem?

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Mr. Carlton Purvis of Memphis, TN is the Tennessee requestor. An invoice has been sent to him. We are awaiting his payment.

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