|Submitted||July 30, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
Records sufficient to show the number of people arrested and/or charged with ethnic intimidation (Title 18, Section 2710) against agency officers from 1 January 2016 to the date this request is processed. (To emphasize: I am specifically requesting data on incidents in which the alleged target of the crime is an agency officer, NOT all ethnic intimidation crime arrests and charges.)
These records should be sufficient to show:
- Date of arrest
- Demographic information of arrestee (race, age, gender)
- Incident/report number
- District of arrest
I would prefer to receive records in Excel spreadsheet format.
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.
THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Dear firstname.lastname@example.org,
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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT One Parkway Building 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Marcel S. Pratt City Solicitor BY EMAIL: email@example.com Re: FW: Pennsylvania Right to Know Act Request: Philly hate crime arrest data (Philadelphia Police Department) Request #: 2221 Dear Camille Fassett: 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 #: Fassett 2221 Request Summary: Information on PPD employees who were arrested and/or charged with ethnic intimidation. Original Request:
Attached to this correspondence is the Philadelphia Police Department's 5 day acknowledgment to your right to know request.
Philadelphia Police Department
Open Records/Right-to-Know Section
750 Race Street, Rm. 203
Philadelphia, PA 19106
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Pennsylvania Right to Know Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 30, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Ms. Fassett, Please see attached for the City's final response to your Right to Know Law 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)