Arrest log for the past 24 hours (Pawtucket Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Pawtucket Police Department of Pawtucket, RI .
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the arrest log for the past 24 hours, to include the following information at minimum:

1) Full name of the arrested adult;
2) Home address of the arrested adult, unless doing so would identify a crime victim;
3) Year of birth of the arrested adult;
4) Charge or charges;
5) Date of the arrest;
6) Time of the arrest;
7) Gender of the arrested adult;
8) Race of the arrested adult;
9) Name of the arresting officer unless doing so would identify an undercover officer. R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-3.2.

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 MuckRock.com, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Please confirm whether this APRA request was received as submitted on July 30.

Thank you.

From: Milos, Frank

August 8, 2014
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com
RE: Access to Public Records Request – Arrest Reports
Dear Mr. Musgrave:
This office is in receipt of your Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”) request received by the City on July 30, 2014 requesting " A copy of the arrest log for the past 24 hours". In response to your request, the Pawtucket Police Department has provided me with the arrest log. Please be advised that after balancing the public and private interests as the APRA requires us to do regarding the specific information contained in any public record, the City has redacted certain personally identifiable information contained in the log such as dates of birth and the names of victims, etc. (see Advisory Opinion 08-01, In Re: Police Department Policies).
As per R.I. Gen. Laws §38-2-8, if you believe that the City has not been responsive to your request, you may contact to or you may appeal to Mayor Donald R. Grebien, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860. You may also file a complaint with the Department of Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903, or the Providence County Superior Court. Additional information concerning the Access to Public Records Act is available through the Attorney General’s website at www.riag.ri.gov. The City of Pawtucket has been and will continue to be an open, honest, accessible government under this Administration in accordance with the Access to Public Records Act.
Very truly yours,

Frank J. Milos, Jr., Esq.
City Solicitor
137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Tel.: 401-728-0500 (Ext. 274)
Fax: 401-727-3961
e-mail: fmilos@pawtucketri.com<mailto:fmilos@pawtucketri.com> <mailto:fmilos@pawtucketri.com>
This transmittal is intended for a particular addressee(s). It may constitute a confidential attorney-client communication. If it is not clear that you are the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this transmittal in error; any review, copying or distribution or dissemination is strictly prohibited. If you suspect that you have received this transmittal in error, please notify the Pawtucket Law Department immediately at 401-728-0500 (Ext. 308), or by email reply to the sender, and delete the transmittal and any attachments. Documents attached to this message are not encrypted.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you for sending the log. It appears the documents you've sent do not include the following information as requested:

-name of the arresting officer
-gender of the arrested adult
-race of the arrested adult.

Please provide documents containing this information.

-Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Please confirm receipt of the above request for followup.

Thank you.

From: Milos, Frank

Shawn:

I am looking into this. Thanks for your patience.

Frank J. Milos, Jr., Esq.
City Solicitor
137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Tel.: 401-728-0500 (Ext. 274)
Fax: 401-727-3961
e-mail: fmilos@pawtucketri.com <mailto:fmilos@pawtucketri.com>
This transmittal is intended for a particular addressee(s). It may constitute a confidential attorney-client communication. If it is not clear that you are the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this transmittal in error; any review, copying or distribution or dissemination is strictly prohibited. If you suspect that you have received this transmittal in error, please notify the Pawtucket Law Department immediately at 401-728-0500 (Ext. 308), or by email reply to the sender, and delete the transmittal and any attachments.  Documents attached to this message are not encrypted.

From: Milos, Frank

Shawn:

Please see the updated information provided by the Pawtucket Police Department. Call with any questions.

Frank J. Milos, Jr., Esq.
City Solicitor
137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Tel.: 401-728-0500 (Ext. 274)
Fax: 401-727-3961
e-mail: fmilos@pawtucketri.com <mailto:fmilos@pawtucketri.com>
This transmittal is intended for a particular addressee(s). It may constitute a confidential attorney-client communication. If it is not clear that you are the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this transmittal in error; any review, copying or distribution or dissemination is strictly prohibited. If you suspect that you have received this transmittal in error, please notify the Pawtucket Law Department immediately at 401-728-0500 (Ext. 308), or by email reply to the sender, and delete the transmittal and any attachments.  Documents attached to this message are not encrypted.

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