FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests (New Hampshire State Police)

J Ader filed this request with the New Hampshire State Police of New Hampshire.
Multi Request FOIA - #BlackLivesMatter - PD comms during protests
Due June 19, 2020
Est. Completion Dec. 15, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

All internal notes, memos, bulletins, alerts, and emails created and/or received from 5/27/2020 to 6/12/2020 containing/mentioning any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin
- #JusticeforFloyd
- Justice for Floyd
- #JusticeforGeorge
- #BlackLivesMatter
- #BLM
- Black Lives Matter

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,

J Ader

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

All internal notes, memos, bulletins, alerts, and emails created and/or received from 5/27/2020 to 6/12/2020 containing/mentioning any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin
- #JusticeforFloyd
- Justice for Floyd
- #JusticeforGeorge
- #BlackLivesMatter
- #BLM
- Black Lives Matter

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,

J Ader

From: New Hampshire State Police

Good afternoon,

Your 91-A request dated July 6 below was forwarded to me for handling. I am unclear what is meant by "internal notes" and unless that is clarified, that part of the request is denied on the basis that it is not understood. As for the rest of the request, as I understand it, you are requesting:

All memos, bulletins, alerts, and emails dated or received between 5/27/2020 and 6/12/2020 containing any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin
- #JusticeforFloyd
- Justice for Floyd
- #JusticeforGeorge
- #BlackLivesMatter
- #BLM
- Black Lives Matter

If I have misunderstood your request in any way, please clarify it for me. In light of the scope of your request, the workloads, and availability of personnel participating in the processing of your request, and any potential impact of COVID-19, I estimate that I will need until October 30 to determine the extent of available records in accordance with RSA 91-A and applicable case law.

Regards,
Karen

Karen A. Schlitzer, Esq.
Senior Staff Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-0040
F (603) 271-1033
Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs: 8:00 - 2:15
Friday: 9:00 - 3:15
(out on Wed.)

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From: New Hampshire State Police

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email. I have received some of the records which are voluminous. The records need to be reviewed for a determination of what is subject to disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A. Given the number of records to be reviewed, that the review process involves multiple people, and the workloads of the personnel involved, I estimate that we will need until March 2, 2021 to determine what records are available for public disclosure. Of course, if we are able to provide records prior to that time, including doing so on a rolling basis, we will certainly do so.

Regards,
Karen

Karen A. Schlitzer, Esq.
Senior Staff Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-0040
F (603) 271-1033
Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs: 8:00 - 2:15
Friday: 9:00 - 3:15
(out on Wed.)

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at (603) 227-0040. You will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in notifying us.

From: New Hampshire State Police

Good afternoon,

The search on this has been completed and a review of the records has begun. I estimate it will take until June 1 until a determination may be made as to what records may be disclosed in accordance with RSA 91-A and other applicable law. The records need to be reviewed for a determination of whether redactions need to be made and whether some records may be exempt from disclosure. Of course, records will be provided prior to that date on a rolling basis to the extent possible.
Best,
Karen

From: New Hampshire State Police

Good afternoon Mr. Ader,

I need to review the records that have been gathered to determine what is subject to disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A. Given the number of records to be reviewed, that the review process involves multiple people, and the workloads of the personnel involved, I estimate that we will need until June 25, 2021 to determine what records are available for public disclosure. Of course, if we are able to provide records prior to that time, including doing so on a rolling basis, we will certainly do so.
Regards,
Karen

From: New Hampshire State Police

Good afternoon Mr. Ader,

Thank you for following up, and I appreciate your patience on this. I'm noting our internal reference on this, which is Web 999 (2020), for my own purposes. Due to my workload, I have not had a chance to review the records that have been gathered to determine what is subject to disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A.

Given the number of records to be reviewed, that the review process involves multiple people, and the workloads of the personnel involved, I estimate that we will need until December 15, 2021 to determine what records are available for public disclosure. Of course, if we are able to provide records prior to that time, including doing so on a rolling basis, we will certainly do so.
Regards,
Karen

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