Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Plano Police Department of Plano, TX.
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P010612-090320

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. By these terms, I am referencing any records regarding events in which an officer of your department violated department policy, state law, or federal statutes. These records include both allegations and findings of fault on the part of Plano Police personnel.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

This request is a modified version of a PIA request that ultimately required additional clarification. If you have any questions about this request, please contact the email address associated with this request or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Plano Police Department

Dear Beryl Lipton:
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From: Plano Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of September 03, 2020, Reference # P010612-090320
Dear Beryl Lipton,

The City of Plano received a records request from you on September 03, 2020. Your request mentioned:

"To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. By these terms, I am referencing any records regarding events in which an officer of your department violated department policy, state law, or federal statutes. These records include both allegations and findings of fault on the part of Plano Police personnel.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

This request is a modified version of a PIA request that ultimately required additional clarification. If you have any questions about this request, please contact the email address associated with this request or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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This letter is to clarify what information you are seeking from the City of Plano. What do you mean by inappropriate behavior? Are you asking for findings of fault on the part of Plano Police personnel?

Please respond to the City of Plano within sixty-one days from 09/10/2020. Otherwise, your request will be considered withdrawn.

You may provide a response by any of the following methods:
1. by responding to this email
2. by regular mail to the City of Plano, P.O. Box 860358, Plano, TX 75086; or
3. in person at the City of Plano, 1520 K Avenue, Plano, TX 75074

Upon receipt of your clarification, the City of Plano will further respond to your request.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at the number below.

Sincerely,

Reggie Hollins
Legal Technology Specialist
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