|Submitted||May 8, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the city's police department since 2009. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.
This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the department between 2009 through the present. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).
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 fees cannot be waived, 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.
Good Morning Mr. Morisy,
Our office is in receipt of your Public Records Law request dated May 8, 2015, in which you requested the following:
"Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the city's police department since 2009. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits."
Please see the attached request. Thank you, and we look forward to working with you to provide public records in a fair and efficient manner.
Jezreel C. Joseph, Esq.
Assistant City Attorney | City of New Orleans
Public Affairs Division | New Orleans Police Department
715 S Broad | New Orleans, LA 70119
Office (504) 658-5866
Fax (504) 658-5172
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