Masked LEOs (New Orleans Police Department)

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

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Masked LEOs
Est. Completion None
Payment Required


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.

2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.

3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.

4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1).

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.


Emma North-Best

From: New Orleans Police Department

City of New Orleans


Hi there

Your first City of New Orleans record request (request number #21-8050) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.


Due to the damage caused to the City of New Orleans by Hurricane Ida, City Hall has been closed since August 30, 2021. City Hall is currently scheduled to reopen on September 9, 2021. Please note that the City is working to bring services, systems, and personnel back online to be able to respond to public records requests. Also, due to the emergency situation caused by Hurricane Ida, there may be delays in responding to public records requests.

**FEE UPDATE 6/15/2020**

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***UPDATE 3/16/2020*** 


Due to the recent mandates from the Governor and the Mayor requiring persons to stay at home, City government on-site staffing is reduced and services limited to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus). Accordingly, please be advised that the City may not be able to fulfill your request at this time due to reduced staffing. We appreciate your patience and ask that you visit for the most up-to-date information on the City’s response to the COVID-19. 

 ***UPDATE 12/13/2019***


In light of the City Hall cyber attack on Friday, December 13th, 2019, please be advised that it may take longer than usual to fulfill your request. Please note that many records remain unavailable while City network infrastructure, systems, and applications are offline and inaccessible. If the records you request are not available due to the cyber attack, we will close your request and advise that you resubmit your request at a future date. We appreciate your patience while the Office of Information Technology and Innovation works to restore all City operations to normal.


Thank you, the City of New Orleans Law Department has received your Public Records Law request.

Your request has been forwarded to the City department or office which is the custodian of the records you requested. The custodian will determine whether responsive records exist, and if so, compile the records for your review.

Please refer to the due date located on the individual "Request #" page for an estimate of when your records, if any, will be available. This estimated due date may be adjusted depending on the nature of your request.

Note also that records may be in active use at this time and therefore not available for immediate review. Additionally, in accordance with the Louisiana Public Records Law, the City of New Orleans strives to promptly release all records which contain only public information and are not otherwise exempt from the Public Records Law. The City must balance its commitment to open access with its legal obligation to review public records for such exceptions and exemptions prior to release.

As soon as the custodian notifies our office that the records have been compiled and are available for review, we will notify you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to review or purchase copies of the records. Thank you for your request, and we look forward to working with you to provide public records in a fair and efficient manner.

Thank you,

City of New Orleans

Request #21-8050.

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From: New Orleans Police Department

City of New Orleans


Hi there

An invoice has been created for record request #21-8050. Please pay by visiting Request #21-8050.

Your invoice is ready. Please log in to the New Orleans Public Record Request Portal to make an online payment by credit or debit card. To make an online payment: 

* Navigate to your request page (you may click the link below); 

* Ensure you are signed in to your NextRequest account; 

* Click on the “$” Icon near the top of the request page to enter your card information and make payment; 

* Please note that the records will not be immediately released for your viewing/downloading, you will receive an email when the records have been released to the request page;

* Once the files have been released, you will be able to view or download the files; please note that YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE FILES.

Alternatively, you can make a check or money order payable to City of New Orleans and mail your payment (please reference your request number) to the Law Department (1300 Perdido St, Ste. 5E03, New Orleans, LA 70112). Records will be released to your request page when payment has been received.

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From: New Orleans Police Department

City of New Orleans


Hi there

Record request #21-8050 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Please be advised that records responsive to your request have been compiled and are available for purchase. Please see the provided invoice for details on how to remit payment.

Please note that the records compiled in response to your request have been redacted as follows:

* Home addresses. City of Baton Rouge v. Capital City Press, L.L.C., 7 So. 3d 21, 24 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2/13/09) (holding home addresses to be confidential); Shane v. Par. of Jefferson, 209 So. 3d 726, 745 n.13 (La. 12/8/15).

On behalf of the custodial department(s), our office has responded to your request and considers it closed.

Law Department

City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido St., Ste. 5E03

New Orleans, LA 70112


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