2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests' (Newark Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Newark Police Department of Newark, NJ.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request 2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests'
Est. Completion Sept. 25, 2021
No Responsive Documents


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma North-Best

From: Newark Police Department

Good Afternoon:

The Office of the Clerk of the City of Newark has assigned your request tracking number PD-21-1078 and forwarded it to the Police Division.

In order to gather the documents responsive to your requests, the OPRA unit sends your requests to the respective City Departments, which actually created, received, or retained these documents. Since the State of Emergency, crucial City Staff have retired, become sick, and work a staggered schedule, which makes the time needed to gather responsive documents far longer than usual.

This Office received your request on August 25, 2021 and anticipates a response from the Police Division on or about September 25, 2021. A copy of your request is attached hereto.

From: Newark Police Department

Good Afternoon:

The Office of the Clerk of the City of Newark has received the attached response to your OPRA request from the Police Division. Attached please find a copy of your request and a copy of the police response.