|Submitted||June 9, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:
All arrest records, including narrative, for the past 24 hours from the time this request is received.
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.
June 23, 2014
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 June 9, 2014 requesting "all arrest records, including narrative, for the past 24 hours from the time this request is received". In response to your request, the Pawtucket Police Department has provided me with five (5) arrest reports, which I have attached for your review (i.e., 14-1433-AR, 14-1434-AR, 14-1435-AR, 14-1436-AR and 14-1437-AR). In addition, 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, home/mailing addresses, and social security numbers, 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<http://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.
137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Tel.: 401-728-0500 (Ext. 274)
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To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 9, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.