|Submitted||Dec. 7, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all records relating to Edward Isadore "Ed" Savitz, who was arrested in 1992, dying on March 27, 1993 in prison hospice due to AIDS.
The case became a citywide horror story when District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham announced Savitz's arrest last Friday, revealed that he had AIDS and said he "may have been engaged for several years in both oral and anal sexual contact with as many as several hundred young males."
AIDS hotlines here were flooded by callers saying they had been to "Uncle Ed's" apartment and wanted AIDS testing. On a Grays Ferry corner Friday night, neighbors said teenage girls yelled at a gathering of youths who had frequented Savitz's apartment, accusing them of bringing the AIDS virus to the neighborhood.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Attached is a final response to your RTKL request.
Doug M. Weck
Assistant District Attorney
Open Records Officer
Civil Litigation Unit
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Three South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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