Lists of civil lawsuits brought against Philadelphia PD

Muira McCammon filed this request with the Philadelphia Law Department of Philadelphia, PA.
Tracking #

3503

Status
Rejected

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From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania RTK Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, databases, or individual documents created since Jan. 1, 2009 that detail lawsuits brought against the city's police department. This should include any documentation mechanism your department uses to track lawsuits. It should also include any documents that your department submits to local, state, or federal agencies listing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the police department.

This request should be construed to include documents compiled quarterly, annually, or in other increments as well as documents or databases that contain responsive information over a longer time span.

I request that all fees be waived for this request because I am an academic, a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and intend to use the requested information to educate the public.

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 20 days.

Sincerely,

Muira McCammon
muira.mccammon@asc.upenn.edu

From: Philadelphia Law Department

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Dear requests@muckrock.com,

Thank you for your correspondence. This is an automatic response to let you know that the City will process your request and respond further within 5 business days of its receipt by an Open Records Officer. Please note that requests received after 5PM are deemed received the next business day. If you do not receive an email within 5 business days, please contact the City immediately as occasionally a requester's spam blocking service interferes with the delivery of our emails and we are not aware of the issue.  Did you know that the City already releases a lot of information and open data online? You might be able to find the answer to your inquiry right now!


Here are some common types of requests we receive and where to find this information online right now:  

Search for a property's L&I related permits, licenses, violations, and appeals with the L&I property history tool. 

Search for a property's Real Estate Tax Balance with the Revenue Department's tax real estate lookup tool. 

Find all of the City of Philadelphia's open data sets, including City employee salary data, on Open Data Philly, the Philadelphia region's open data portal. 

Search information about professional service contracts online at eContract Philly. 

Search information about procurement contracts online with PHL Contracts. 

Search City legislation and related hearings online with Legistar. 

Obtain financial disclosure forms from the Department of Records. 


If you are seeking a police incident report, you can obtain the proper form from the Department of Records. Please note that police incident reports cost $25.00.  The City of Philadelphia is often confused with other entities, such as the ones below. If you want to submit a request to one of these entities, please click the links below to be directed to their Open Records Policies: 

Philadelphia Parking Authority 


School District of Philadelphia 


City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 


Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 


First Judicial District (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) 


If one of these sources has solved your inquiry, please let us know! Otherwise, thank you for your patience, and we will be in touch soon.  Sincerely, The City of Philadelphia Please Note: To help make sure that future emails from us don't end up in your spam or junk folder, please add this email address to your safe sender list.

From: Philadelphia Law Department

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT One Parkway Building 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Marcel S. Pratt City Solicitor BY EMAIL: requests@muckrock.com Re: FW: Pennsylvania Right to Know Act Request: Lists of civil lawsuits brought against Philadelphia PD Request #: 3503 Dear Muira McCammon: Thank you for writing to the City of Philadelphia (“City”) with your request for information. A brief description of your request(s) as well as the City’s internal tracking number can be found below. Please note at the outset that requests for records to state and local agencies in Pennsylvania are generally governed by the Commonwealth’s Right-To-Know Law, 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq., (the “Act” or “RTK Law”). Be advised that we will be asserting the City’s right to an additional thirty (30) calendar days to review the request as provided for by the Act. This right is being asserted for the following reasons: a) Bona fide staffing limitations (in retrieving and reviewing the record(s) requested); b) A legal review is necessary to determine whether the record(s) is a record(s) subject to access under the Act; c) To determine if the request requires the redaction of a public record(s); d) The extent or nature of the request precludes a response within the required time period. We will contact you regarding this request within thirty (30) calendar days as required by law. Respectfully, Jill I. Freeman Deputy City Solicitor (215) 683-5069 (fax) Tracking #: McCammon 3503 Request Summary: All lawsuits brought against the Philadelphia Police Department from 1/1/09 to present. Original Request:
Rec’d: 1/14/19

From: Philadelphia Law Department

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Dear Muira McCammon,

Thank you for your correspondence. This is an automatic response to let you know that the City will process your request and respond further within 5 business days of its receipt by an Open Records Officer. Please note that requests received after 5PM are deemed received the next business day. If you do not receive an email within 5 business days, please contact the City immediately as occasionally a requester's spam blocking service interferes with the delivery of our emails and we are not aware of the issue.  Did you know that the City already releases a lot of information and open data online? You might be able to find the answer to your inquiry right now!


Here are some common types of requests we receive and where to find this information online right now:  

Search for a property's L&I related permits, licenses, violations, and appeals with the L&I property history tool. 

Search for a property's Real Estate Tax Balance with the Revenue Department's tax real estate lookup tool. 

Find all of the City of Philadelphia's open data sets, including City employee salary data, on Open Data Philly, the Philadelphia region's open data portal. 

Search information about professional service contracts online at eContract Philly. 

Search information about procurement contracts online with PHL Contracts. 

Search City legislation and related hearings online with Legistar. 

Obtain financial disclosure forms from the Department of Records. 


If you are seeking a police incident report, you can obtain the proper form from the Department of Records. Please note that police incident reports cost $25.00.  The City of Philadelphia is often confused with other entities, such as the ones below. If you want to submit a request to one of these entities, please click the links below to be directed to their Open Records Policies: 

Philadelphia Parking Authority 


School District of Philadelphia 


City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 


Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 


First Judicial District (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) 


If one of these sources has solved your inquiry, please let us know! Otherwise, thank you for your patience, and we will be in touch soon.  Sincerely, The City of Philadelphia Please Note: To help make sure that future emails from us don't end up in your spam or junk folder, please add this email address to your safe sender list.

From: Philadelphia Law Department

Good Afternoon Ms. McCammon,  ​ The City is continuing to process your attached request, but requires additional time to do so.   The City is currently processing a very large volume of Right to Know Law requests and appeals, which has considerably strained our capacity to respond.  Would you please grant the City a three (3) week extension, until March 12, 2019, to respond to your attached request?  Please note that if we are able to respond to your request prior to March 12, 2019, we will do so. Thank you for your consideration.  Sincerely,  Roberto A. Fernandez, Esq. Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division City of Philadelphia Law Department 1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 683-5227 (Phone) (215) 683-5069 (Fax)

On
Mon, Jan 14 at 2:55 PM
, Muira McCammon <requests@muckrock.com> wrote:

Rec’d: 1/14/19

From: Philadelphia Law Department

Good Morning Mr. McCammon,  I'm following up my previous email sent on Tuesday Feb. 19. The City is continuing to process your attached request, but requires additional time to do so. The City is currently processing a very large volume of Right to Know Law requests and appeals, which has considerably strained our capacity to respond.  Would you please grant the City a three (3) week extension, until March 12, 2019, to respond to your attached request? ​ Please note that if we are able to respond to your request prior to March 12, 2019, we will do so. Sincerely,  Roberto A. Fernandez, Esq. Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division City of Philadelphia Law Department 1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 683-5227 (Phone) (215) 683-5069 (Fax)

On
Tue, Feb 19 at 2:01 PM
, Roberto Fernandez <righttoknow@phila.gov> wrote:


Good Afternoon Ms. McCammon, 


The City is continuing to process your attached request, but requires additional time to do so.   The City is currently processing a very large volume of Right to Know Law requests and appeals, which has considerably strained our capacity to respond.  Would you please grant the City a three (3) week extension, until March 12, 2019, to respond to your attached request?
 Please note that if we are able to respond to your request prior to March 12, 2019, we will do so.


Thank you for your consideration. 



Sincerely, 

Roberto A. Fernandez, Esq.
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department

1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5227 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)



On
Mon, Jan 14 at 2:55 PM
, Muira McCammon <requests@muckrock.com> wrote:

Rec’d: 1/14/19

From: Philadelphia Law Department

Ms. McCammon,  Attached please find the City of Philadelphia's response to your request for information pursuant to Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law. ​ Sincerely,  Roberto A. Fernandez, Esq. Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division City of Philadelphia Law Department 1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 683-5227 (Phone) (215) 683-5069 (Fax)

On
Thu, Feb 21 at 11:35 AM
, Roberto Fernandez <righttoknow@phila.gov> wrote:

Good Morning Mr. McCammon, 

I'm following up my previous email sent on Tuesday Feb. 19. The City is continuing to process your attached request, but requires additional time to do so. The City is currently processing a very large volume of Right to Know Law requests and appeals, which has considerably strained our capacity to respond.  Would you please grant the City a three (3) week extension, until March 12, 2019, to respond to your attached request?

Please note that if we are able to respond to your request prior to March 12, 2019, we will do so.


Sincerely, 

Roberto A. Fernandez, Esq.
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department

1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5227 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)



On
Tue, Feb 19 at 2:01 PM
, Roberto Fernandez <righttoknow@phila.gov> wrote:


Good Afternoon Ms. McCammon, 


The City is continuing to process your attached request, but requires additional time to do so.   The City is currently processing a very large volume of Right to Know Law requests and appeals, which has considerably strained our capacity to respond.  Would you please grant the City a three (3) week extension, until March 12, 2019, to respond to your attached request?
 Please note that if we are able to respond to your request prior to March 12, 2019, we will do so.


Thank you for your consideration. 



Sincerely, 

Roberto A. Fernandez, Esq.
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department

1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5227 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)



On
Mon, Jan 14 at 2:55 PM
, Muira McCammon <requests@muckrock.com> wrote:

Rec’d: 1/14/19

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