Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown and Icarus Aerospace Inc. (Rutgers University Police Department)

Nik Hatziefstathiou filed this request with the Rutgers University Police Department of Newark, NJ.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

R006706-062421

Multi Request Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown and Icarus Aerospace Inc.
Est. Completion None
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From: Nik Hatziefstathiou

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Joshua Kwasi Brown was a candidate for Delaware County Sheriff in Pennsylvania until withdrawing from the election on Fri. Jun 16, 2021, after it was learned Mr. Brown holds a criminal history in at-least three states: Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New Jersey (see: https://www.yc.news/2021/06/14/joshua-brown-delaware-county-sheriff-holds-criminal-record/).

We kindly request:
1. Records or reports pertaining to Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown a/k/a Joshua Brown a/k/a Brown, Joshua, Kwasi, Waasar (two spellings Wasar) (DOB 7/31/1983) (FBI No.: 515686VB6)
2. Records or reports pertaining to Icarus Aerospace Inc.

Please note: I represent general public and thus do not know the individual personally. I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest.

Mr. Brown’s background is of public concern.

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.

Sincerely,

Nik Hatziefstathiou

From: Rutgers University Police Department

Dear Nik Hatziefstathiou,
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From: Rutgers University Police Department

Dear Hatziefstathiou:
Thank you for submitting your request for government records of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA), NJSA 47:1 et seq. Your request was received through the online, public portal Rutgers University Open Public Records Center of this office on 6/24/2021 and (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFpiEcrO4GSpKwv3Q9pg-2FXjg5RFzIbE0L-2FFIb5oXGvmWbG3wpYHOwx-2FOeIZsd9Ys-2Fd-2FsHtLPBHpETQmvo-2FlykxEw-3DvDQo_5or9NBxWfGbG07XRlEmZlfXXGu68H5S4mQk89vKX50xiD0vFwGT1eepyVWZH1O-2B33c-2Fn9dD5JfY-2B3wb8CmmjWKF-2BgpoDucEDam48R98pHzfqV0-2FETMuJ0MsGLEXbjjo3HfO859GkO52-2FLm2E3cy87EDUqfMv2tfR86JYSfidQ7EaPXNoyZr7UbK0na-2B4DbljWUoX2I-2FvQwZ09iU0ppi6FWIXyZdLvuqnwaFI14zRlEE9LPMi2nAxKx7ovYNvrWn0mrPUXxNWvGAuoM9XWGjYNLODfbcsy4zzQi8l63eAwxvMg6Y5cR7wELgRDUhuJfQcvCVN1H3jZmwD1aAam4gAqHq1siz2HAK-2FXja3c3dawVwYkV-2FNuTq6r30iw8n4Po7nx-2FsK4-2FOq9jkBVo-2BUhCMsyg-3D-3D) given the reference number R006706-062421.

Your request will be forwarded to the Office of the Custodian of Records for review and processing, including determining the volume of responsive documents and any potential costs associated with satisfying your request. Please note, the N.J. Open Public Records Act does not require the University to create new documents, to conduct research, or to answer questions for information.

Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Joshua Kwasi Brown was a candidate for Delaware County Sheriff in Pennsylvania until withdrawing from the election on Fri. Jun 16, 2021, after it was learned Mr. Brown holds a criminal history in at-least three states: Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New Jersey (see: https://www.yc.news/2021/06/14/joshua-brown-delaware-county-sheriff-holds-criminal-record/).
We kindly request:
1. Records or reports pertaining to Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown a/k/a Joshua Brown a/k/a Brown, Joshua, Kwasi, Waasar (two spellings Wasar) (DOB 7/31/1983) (FBI No.: 515686VB6)
2. Records or reports pertaining to Icarus Aerospace Inc.
Please note: I represent general public and thus do not know the individual personally. I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest.
Mr. Brown’s background is of public concern.
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.
Sincerely,
Nik Hatziefstathiou
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
University Custodian of Records
Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance
65 Bergen Street, Ste. 1346
Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
Phone: (973) 972-1981
Fax: (973) 972-2396

From: Rutgers University Police Department

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Reference: Rutgers Open Public Records Request, #R006706-062421

Dear Hatziefstathiou,
Please accept this letter as the University Custodian of Records response to your request for records pursuant to the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). On June 24, 2021, this office received your request for the following:
“To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Joshua Kwasi Brown was a candidate for Delaware County Sheriff in Pennsylvania until withdrawing from the election on Fri. Jun 16, 2021, after it was learned Mr. Brown holds a criminal history in at-least three states: Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New Jersey (see: https://www.yc.news/2021/06/14/joshua-brown-delaware-county-sheriff-holds-criminal-record/).
We kindly request:
1. Records or reports pertaining to Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown a/k/a Joshua Brown a/k/a Brown, Joshua, Kwasi, Waasar (two spellings Wasar) (DOB 7/31/1983) (FBI No.: 515686VB6)
2. Records or reports pertaining to Icarus Aerospace Inc.
Please note: I represent general public and thus do not know the individual personally. I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest.
Mr. Brown’s background is of public concern.
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.
Sincerely,
Nik Hatziefstathiou
View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems here:
https://www.muckrock.com/
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 114397
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.”
The University has reviewed your request and have determined that, as written, it is overly broad. OPRA provides access to “identifiable” government records that are not otherwise exempt. New Jersey courts have held that a request under OPRA must specifically describe the document sought. “A proper request for access to government records must identify with reasonable clarity those documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by simply requesting all of an agency’s documents.” Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J. Super. 30, 38 (App. Div. 2005). A blanket request for a class of various documents is not a request for specific identifiable documents, and a custodian is not required to conduct research to locate records potentially responsive to a request. See Elcavage v. West Milford Twp., GRC Complaint No. 2006-64 (May 28, 2008). Moreover, OPRA does not require a custodian to conduct research or an agency to expend “indisputably limited agency resources to sift through the [agency's] vast files and identify, analyze and select potentially relevant and responsive public records.” Spectraserv v. Middlesex County Utilities Authority, 416 N.J. Super. 565, 578 (App. Div. 2010), Burnett v. Gloucester County, 415 N.J. Super. 506, 515 (App. Div. 2010). Nor does OPRA require an agency to analyze, collate and compile records in order to respond to a request. MAG Entertainment v. Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534, 549 (App. Div. 2005). “In short, OPRA does not countenance open-ended searches of an agency’s files.” Id. at 549.
You may clarify your request or submit narrower search terms by including a time frame, or specifying precisely what records you are seeking. In order for our office to process the request, please provide a response to the above clarification. If we do not receive a clarification within seven (7) business days, we will consider this request withdrawn and closed. You may contact the Office of the Custodian of Records through your account under "My Request Center" at the Rutgers Open Public Records Center, phone, or via the regular mail to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University Custodian of Records, University Ethics and Compliance, 335 George Street, Suite 3300, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
If you have any questions, please contact my office at 973.972.1981.
Sincerely,
Jewell Battle
University Custodian of Records
University Ethics and Compliance
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
973.972.1981

From: Rutgers University Police Department

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Reference: Rutgers Open Public Records Request,  # R006706-062421
Dear Hatziefstathiou,
Please accept this letter as the University Custodian of Records response to your request for records pursuant to the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). On June 24, 2021, this office received your request for the following:
“To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Joshua Kwasi Brown was a candidate for Delaware County Sheriff in Pennsylvania until withdrawing from the election on Fri. Jun 16, 2021, after it was learned Mr. Brown holds a criminal history in at-least three states: Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New Jersey (see: https://www.yc.news/2021/06/14/joshua-brown-delaware-county-sheriff-holds-criminal-record/).
We kindly request:
1. Records or reports pertaining to Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown a/k/a Joshua Brown a/k/a Brown, Joshua, Kwasi, Waasar (two spellings Wasar) (DOB 7/31/1983) (FBI No.: 515686VB6)
2. Records or reports pertaining to Icarus Aerospace Inc.
Please note: I represent general public and thus do not know the individual personally. I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest.
Mr. Brown’s background is of public concern.
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.
Sincerely,
Nik Hatziefstathiou
View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems here:
https://www.muckrock.com/
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 114397
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.”
Please note the following regarding your request:
1. For part 1 of your request seeking "Records or reports pertaining to Joshua Kwasi Waasar Brown a/k/a Joshua Brown a/k/a Brown, Joshua, Kwasi, Waasar (two spellings Wasar) (DOB 7/31/1983) (FBI No.: 515686VB6)", the University can neither confirm nor deny the existence of records. Additionally, if records do exist, these records would be exempt pursuant to OPRA's criminal investigatory exemption. A “criminal investigatory record” is defined by the statute as “a record which is not required by law to be made, maintained or kept on file that is held by a law enforcement agency which pertains to any criminal investigation or related civil enforcement proceeding.” N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1. The Government Records Council (“GRC”) has held that this definition “includes commonly made police records such as incident reports, supplemental reports and operations reports.” Blue v. Wall Township Police Department, GRC Complaint 2002-47 (August 22, 2003). The GRC has consistently held that investigation reports are not required to be made, maintained or kept by law and are exempt from OPRA. See Briggs v. City of Trenton, GRC Complaint No. 2007-58 (March 28, 2007); McCrone v. Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, GRC Complaint 2005-146 (November 22, 2005). Accordingly, your request is denied because criminal investigative reports are exempt from OPRA as criminal investigatory records.
2. For part 2 of your request seeking "Records or reports pertaining to Icarus Aerospace Inc.", the University was not able to locate any responsive records. OPRA provides access to existing, identifiable records. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1. Because records responsive to your request do not exist, your request is denied.If your request has been denied, you may take your appeal to the New Jersey Government Records Council (NJGRC), which has mediation and dispute resolution procedures, or you may file a lawsuit with the New Jersey Superior Court, as provided by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq. Your rights of appeal is provided with this letter at Public Facing Pages of the Rutgers University Open Public Records Request Center . You may also review the brochure at the Rutgers Custodian of Records page or visit the (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=aMKDJ3lJlIKwtHLIFrmPgOqPnix0a-2B0tZGUJwQjVAeFiXq2vFHEf-2BTd6h91QtQpIG7EB_5or9NBxWfGbG07XRlEmZlfXXGu68H5S4mQk89vKX50xiD0vFwGT1eepyVWZH1O-2B33c-2Fn9dD5JfY-2B3wb8CmmjWAZRIV39b8GJKQ5j1dn3bPz7KbQXzkzsarUufeCKPoplaO6W77t6oN4Kz-2BgfNFEte1pIOXnmo8-2BBFqffHGg6-2FJuAxVHeiJjvAklQM-2FcWW0tH5Oeqh4g1bEdytTudPJcmMwaXrwP9g73hurq8VbWiohBlCtfO7yU71CTi-2BYK8SqvTVSux21m0xM6pe1-2B3YiVEb3qQasqPbwSe0vvALlLBXlgtXwp7CHJX8axFMGY-2FFpXp8pRi0DAHHUl-2F6uY41Wo56aJVpTmt6qCCzwrnTTm3rAKSHea1q5ASRS7PNT3ScoPu) NJGRC page. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=tVZK-2BDMrxhcb-2BNvwVODlULSPeuCPUd1eIN4ijT0NXd9vW9YQZdAJJHkWQYwujxu76VLT_5or9NBxWfGbG07XRlEmZlfXXGu68H5S4mQk89vKX50xiD0vFwGT1eepyVWZH1O-2B33c-2Fn9dD5JfY-2B3wb8CmmjWAZRIV39b8GJKQ5j1dn3bPz7KbQXzkzsarUufeCKPoplaO6W77t6oN4Kz-2BgfNFEte1pIOXnmo8-2BBFqffHGg6-2FJuAxVHeiJjvAklQM-2FcWW0tH5Oeqh4g1bEdytTudPJcmMwaXrwP9g73hurq8VbWiohCqLPf-2BL9jVtWYgINx0KcKp5htZyVBojs5pcDJJI103bybqNq0elvmT-2BS6eEDjEAmu4wWlvMcCDSGgKH5969kcD1g5CwLQqRudaLr7To-2BY3wXlHVqN3eoy0Qctd1qIssN4d4GC-2FAcF1HO18StPSTgeV)

If you have any questions, please contact my office at 973.972.1981.
Sincerely,
Jewell Battle
University Custodian of Records
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
973.972.1981

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