Messages pertaining to 9th district primary race (Paterson Police Department)

Matthew Petti filed this request with the Paterson Police Department of Paterson, NJ .
Multi Request Messages pertaining to 9th district primary race
Est. Completion July 10, 2020
Status
Withdrawn

Communications

From: Matthew Petti

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any email sent or received by any employee of your agency February 28, 2019 to June 21, 2020 referring one or more of the following the 9th congressional district candidates—Alp Basaran, Zina Spezakis, and Bill Pascrell.

Any text messages sent or received by any employee of your agency February 28, 2019 to June 21, 2020 referring one or more of the following the 9th congressional district candidates—Alp Basaran, Zina Spezakis, and Bill Pascrell.

I am more than happy to split this into two or more requests if it is faster or more convenient for you. For example, if you feel that it is significantly easier to process the request for emails than the request for text messages, or vice versa, please feel free to contact me about how we can modify the request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am a reporter for the National Interest, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity.

The National Interest is widely recognized for its reporting, publishing regular features on issues of public interest and importance. In addition, I have covered areas related to this request, and plan to use my editorial skills to analyze and produce original reporting work for millions of monthly readers at NationalInterest.org.

If you have any questions about my media status, please contact me.

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,

Matthew Petti

From: Paterson Police Department

Good Morning:

In reference to the attached OPRA request, please see below and advise.

Thank you.

From: Matthew Petti

Hello,
Thank you for your response. I understand you cannot search the entire database at once. Would it be possible to search for emails sent or received by each individual Police Division employee? I do not have a list of every employee but I am sure you do. If you wish we can speak on the phone to clarify further.
Best regards,
Matthew

From: Paterson Police Department

There are close to 400 police department employees. This task would substantially disrupt agency operations. Hence why we need at least a sender and/or receiver to search.

From: Matthew Petti

I am hereby withdrawing my request under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act for emails regarding 9th congressional district candidates. Thank you for your help with this request.

From: Paterson Police Department

Thank you for the update.

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