NFTA Trump Rally Records

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of New York.
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From: Robert Galbraith

To Whom It May Concern:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:

Records relating to training with FEMA or any other federal agency for handling mass demonstrations

Records relating to policing the political rally at the First Niagara Center on April 18, 2016, including:
- Cost of police presence
- Number of officers present
- Any memoranda, reports, or briefs regarding the April 18th rally and/or potential protests

Any communications with Donald J Trump for President, Inc or any other organization affiliated with the Donald Trump campaign regarding the April 18th rally and/or potential protests

Any communications with Donald J Trump for President, Inc or any other organization affiliated with the Donald Trump campaign regarding the April 18th rally and/or potential protests

I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, this request is a matter of public concern and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, I request that any fees associated with providing requested records be waived. I also request that documents be provided in electronic format if at all possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for my requested fee waiver.

If, however, such a waiver is denied, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Sincerely,

Robert Galbraith

From: Records Access Officer

4/27/16

Via email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Robert Galbraith

MuckRock

DEPT MR 25286

411 A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Freedom of Information Request

To whom it may concern:

Please be advised that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has received your FOIL request dated, April 20, 2016.

In response to your FOIL request the Police Department utilized a total of 37 Officers on the Trump event. Total overtime was 146.84 hours. Approximate OT cost was $6,607.80.

Sincerely,
NFTA Records Access Officer

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From: Robert Galbraith

To whom it may concern:

Thank you for responding to the part of my request concerning the number of officers and the overtime cost of policing the Donald Trump event.

Can you please let me know when you expect to respond to the other parts of my request?

Thank you,

Robert Galbraith

From: Records Access Officer

5/10/16

Via email: requests@muckrock.com

Robert Galbraith

MuckRock

DEPT MR 25286

411 A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Freedom of Information Request

To whom it may concern:

All records responsive to your FOIL request were sent on April 27, 2016.

Sincerely,
NFTA Records Access Officer

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