Philadelphia Police Department

Melissa Byrne filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA.
Tracking # 2015-0355
Status
Rejected

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From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails, texts, videos, and photographs regarding "Jerame Reid", @mcbyrne, and black lives matters protests from December 2014 through April 2nd 2015.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Melissa Byrne

From: Benjamin Warshaw

Dear Ms. Byrne:

Please see the attached initial response from the City to your request for information.

Ben Warshaw
Volunteer Attorney, Pensions & Investments Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5041 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE CONFIDENTIAL & PRIVILEGED. UNLESS YOU ARE THE ADDRESSEE (OR AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE FOR THE ADDRESSEE), YOU MAY NOT USE, COPY OR DISCLOSE TO ANYONE THE MESSAGE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE MESSAGE. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MESSAGE IN ERROR PLEASE ADVISE THE SENDER BY REPLY E-MAIL, AND DELETE THE MESSAGE.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-0355.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jeffrey Cohen

Dear Ms. Byrne,

The Philadelphia Police Department ("PPD") is continuing to process the attached request, but it requires additional time to do so. The City as a whole, and PPD in particular, has been experiencing a higher-than-normal volume of requests and appellate matters which have stretched thin our resources. A final response to your request is currently due on Thursday. Would you please grant the City a 3-week extension (until Thursday, June 4th) to complete this request?

Respectfully,

Jeffrey Cohen
Assistant City Solicitor, Pensions & Investments Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5022 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE CONFIDENTIAL & PRIVILEGED. UNLESS YOU ARE THE ADDRESSEE (OR AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE FOR THE ADDRESSEE), YOU MAY NOT USE, COPY OR DISCLOSE TO ANYONE THE MESSAGE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE MESSAGE. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MESSAGE IN ERROR PLEASE ADVISE THE SENDER BY REPLY E-MAIL, AND DELETE THE MESSAGE.

From: Jeffrey Cohen

Dear Ms. Byrne,

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

Jeffrey Cohen
Assistant City Solicitor, Pensions & Investments Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5022 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE CONFIDENTIAL & PRIVILEGED. UNLESS YOU ARE THE ADDRESSEE (OR AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE FOR THE ADDRESSEE), YOU MAY NOT USE, COPY OR DISCLOSE TO ANYONE THE MESSAGE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE MESSAGE. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MESSAGE IN ERROR PLEASE ADVISE THE SENDER BY REPLY E-MAIL, AND DELETE THE MESSAGE.

From: Melissa Byrne

That's not exactly true given that a PPD officer used his official Twitter account to follow me the day after Jerame Reid was killed and I was tweeting about organizing. This happened at the same time a Vineland police officer followed me on Twitter. Needless to say, it was unnerving to have those kind of interactions with law enforcement.
I will consider my options for appeal and also refile more narrow request.

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