May Day Protest (Philadelphia Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA .
Due May 17, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to the May Day protest on May 1st 2017 including any:

-Arrest reports
-Incident reports
-after action reports
-field analysis reports
-photographs
-video footage
-open source intelligence
-other intelligence reports
-lists of equipment
-memoranda
-situational awareness reports
-emails with the keyword "May Day"
-lists of munitions or equipment used for the operation

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.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Police RightToKnow

Dear Mr. Waltman,

Attached to this correspondence is a letter acknowledging PPD received you request.
Best,

Philadelphia Police Department

Open Records/Right-to-Know Section

750 Race Street, Rm. 203

Philadelphia, PA 19106

From: Russell Crotts

Dear Mr. Waltman,

Please see attached for the City's final response to your Right to Know Act request.
Best,

Russell T. Crotts, Esquire
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5403 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern,

I have concerns over this denial, and would first like to try and arrive at a solution with you before I file an appeal. I do not feel like anything I asked was overly broad. Including the email request, because a keyword search for "May Day" can easily be done on Chicago PD servers. If need be I can give you a date range (1/1/16 to the date this request is processed) and some email inboxes I would like searched if you really feel a server keyword search is too much. However, your contention that "situational awareness reports, field analysis reports, etc." are overly broad I take issue with, especially in light of how often I receive records under those exact names from tens of law enforcement agencies around the country. These are very specific types of documents I am requesting, and I would very much like to come to an understanding on this rather than file an appeal. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Russell Crotts

Dear Mr. Waltman,

Please email me your phone number. We can set up a call to discuss. I think it will be beneficial.
Best,

Russell T. Crotts, Esquire
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5403 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

From: Curtis Waltman

Yes, you can reach me on the office phone at 617-307-6359. I agree, and I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Russell Crotts

Dear Mr. Waltman,

Please tell me a time on Monday that you are available to speak. I will give you a call then.
Best,

Russell T. Crotts, Esquire
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5403 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

From: Curtis Waltman

Dear Mr. Crotts,

Absolutely. Anytime between 1 PM and 4 PM should work. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Russell Crotts

Dear Mr. Waltman,

I tried calling you yesterday around 1 pm and left a voicemail. I called again today a few minutes ago at about 2:50 pm. I'm sorry that I missed you.

Please let me know if there is a good time to reach you tomorrow to speak about your request.
Best,

Russell T. Crotts, Esquire
Assistant City Solicitor, Right to Know Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5403 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

From: Curtis Waltman

Dear Mr. Crotts

I am so sorry I missed your calls, I honestly had no idea you had even called. I will call you tomorrow, what times work for you? I really appreciate you calling me and helping me on this request. Just let me know when tomorrow, I look forward to speaking to you.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

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