Ransomware incidents (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

Kent Hoover filed this request on behalf of Emma North-Best with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department of Nashville, TN.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #


Multi Request Ransomware incidents
Est. Completion Nov. 30, 2021
Fix Required


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, and incident reports, mentioning or describing any reported or encountered incidents of "ransomware," which may be loosely defined as a type of malware that threatens to permanently encrypt and/or unless a ransom is paid.

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 in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

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.

This request is filed by Kent Hoover, a citizen of Nashville, in coordination with Emma North-Best.

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Good Morning,

In order for this to be an official request, you will need to complete the 720 form found on our web site. Once you have completed the 720 form, please send that back along with a copy of your Tennessee photo ID.

Processing will not begin until we have received both the completed 720 form and a copy of your Tennessee photo ID.

Thank you

Central Records

From: Muckrock Staff


We were unable to locate a link to the form after a diligent search on the MNPD's website. Would you be able to provide a link to the document?

Thank you for your help with this request!

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Here is the link:


Central Records

From: Muckrock Staff


Please see attached. Thank you for your help with this request!

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

I have attached a response to your request. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Central Records Division
PRR 21-0052637

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

A labor fee letter has been sent to the Tennessee requestor. Please contact the Tennessee Requestor regarding the acknowledgement date.

Central Records