Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud (New Orleans Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the New Orleans Police Department of New Orleans, LA.
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20-2240

Multi Request Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: New Orleans Police Department

City of New Orleans

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Hi there

Your first City of New Orleans record request (request number #20-2240) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

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Thank you,

City of New Orleans

Request #20-2240.

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From: New Orleans Police Department

City of New Orleans

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From: New Orleans Police Department

City of New Orleans

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Hi there

Record request #20-2240 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

 The City does not have records responsive to your request.

We closed this request after we were unable to obtain additional information from the requester.

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