Newport News police records for Jesse Matthew

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Newport News Police of Newport News, VA.
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any police reports, dated between August 1 2003 and November 1 2003, which involve a Christopher Newport University student named JESSE LEROY MATTHEW (Date of birth: 12/14/1981).

Please expedite the processing of this request, as MATTHEW was recently named a person of interest in an ongoing missing-person investigation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Please assess any applicable fees for expedited processing, if necessary.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


J.K. Trotter


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 23, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Thurston, Lewis B.

Having checked with those persons with the Newport News Police Department who handle Freedom of Information requests, no one received the request you reference in your email.

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please be advised that the records you have requested do not exist.

Lou Thurston
Public Information Officer
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605

Effective Monday November 17th, 2014 the City's email domain changed. Therefore my new email address is<>.