Paterson Police Department Lawsuits

Zellie Imani filed this request with the Paterson Municipal Clerk's Office of Paterson, NJ.
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From: Zellie Thomas

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Open Public Records Act ("OPRA"), I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Open Public Records Act ("OPRA"), I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the city's police department since 2011. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the city council that lists lawsuits brought against the police department between 2011-2016. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

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,

Zellie Imani

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,

Zellie Thomas

From: Jacqueline Murray

Good Afternoon:

The City of Paterson requires an additional fourteen (14) business days
from the date hereof to satisfy the attached OPRA request.

Thank you.

Jacqueline Murray

Office of the City Clerk

tel.: (973)321-1310

fax.: (973)321-1311

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From: Jacqueline Murray

Please see the attached.

From: Jacqueline Murray

Jacqueline Murray would like to recall the message, "OPRA CA16:1514 - Curtis Blanding".

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From: Jacqueline Murray

Please see the attached.

From: Zellie Imani

Hello,
I'm emailing in regards to the data received in regards to the police lawsuit settlement. Although the email claims the request was completed in full. The data does not include anything about the lawsuit settlement amounts.

The original request included a request for a list of police lawsuit settlements to include not only names, but also the amount paid.

Thank you.
Zellie

From: Harlynne Lack

Zellie,

I have received an updated report from our 3rd party administrator. I can forward you a copy of that report. But it also includes claims which were denied, dismissed, or the victim filed a notice of claim but never followed through with a lawsuit. No money was spent on those claims. Do you want those as well?

I will have to do some adjustment to the excel file also sent, to include the claimant's name.

Harlynne A. Lack, Esq.
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Paterson - Law Department
(973) 321-1366 (office)
(973) 321-1367 (fax)

From: Harlynne Lack

Mr. Thomas,

I tried e-mailing you several weeks ago asking you to clarify your request, but I never heard back. I will be sending you 2 e-mails in response to your request. The first attachment is an excel sheet for all the claims against the police department and the status. The highlighted names are those that have settlement agreements/releases and are also attached.

Please let me know if you need further clarification.

Thank you very much

You have received access to a Serv-U File Share from Harlynne Lack. The link to transfer your file(s) will expire on Friday, June 9, 2017 1:23 PM.

https://filedrop.patersonnj.gov/?ShareToken=B749FEA38F8663DA9EC285DFD7BB6D590200DD35

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***NOTICE: The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message. Unauthorized use of this e-mail may constitute a violation of federal and state law. Although the City of Paterson attempts to sweep e-mails and attachments for viruses, it does not guarantee that either are virus free and accepts no liability for any damage sustained as a result of viruses.***

From: Harlynne Lack

Mr. Thomas,

E-mail 2 of 2. Thank you.

You have received access to a Serv-U File Share from Harlynne Lack. The link to transfer your file(s) will expire on Friday, June 9, 2017 1:30 PM.

https://filedrop.patersonnj.gov/?ShareToken=290B4D566ECC8F8D0563E2AB1CDEEF0CB469EB7E

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***NOTICE: The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information. It is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message. Unauthorized use of this e-mail may constitute a violation of federal and state law. Although the City of Paterson attempts to sweep e-mails and attachments for viruses, it does not guarantee that either are virus free and accepts no liability for any damage sustained as a result of viruses.***

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