Records related to traffic stops conducted pursuant to Governor's emergency order (Newark Police Department DE)

Michael Tracey filed this request with the Newark Police Department of Newark, DE.

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Multi Request Records related to traffic stops conducted pursuant to Governor's emergency order
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Michael Tracey

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records or data collected in relation to traffic stops conducted on the basis of a motorist having an out-of-state license plate, pursuant to the Governor's emergency order effective March 30, 2020, and all records or data in relation to what enforcement action (citations, arrests) resulted from those stops.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Tracey

From: Newark Police Department

Mr. Tracey,

Thank you for your 4/23 FOIA request. In speaking to our Police Records Division, there are no existing records that are responsive to your request. Per Attorney General's Opinion 96-IB28, "FOIA does not require a public body 'to create a record' where the requested record does not exit, nor does FOIA require a public body 'to compile the requested data from' other public records that may exist." This opinion can be found on the Attorney General's website here: If you have any questions, please let me know. With this email, your request is considered closed.


Renee K. Bensley | CMC
Director of Legislative Services/City Secretary/City Treasurer/FOIA Coordinator, City of Newark


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