Polk County sheriff Hacking Team emails and acquisition docs

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Polk County Sheriff of Polk County, FL.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

-All emails exchanged with Hacking Team (hackingteam.com) between January 1, 2010 and the date this request is processed.

-All contracts, purchase orders, and invoices for Hacking Team products from January 1, 2010 to the date this request is processed.

Per emails published by WikiLeaks, a PCSO detective arranged a Hacking Team demonstration in 2014:


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 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Horstman, Carrie

Shawn - I have already replied to a previous request from you, exactly like this one. Please let me know if you need anything further.


From: Shawn Musgrave

Carrie -

Thank you for getting back to me. This is a request for documents under the Florida public records statute, where my previous emails were media requests for information.

Please confirm that your agency is processing this request in keeping with the Florida public records law, or let me know if I should submit this request to another individual within PCSO.

Shawn Musgrave

From: Horstman, Carrie

Shawn – As the PIO, I fulfill media inquiries and requests. Because you are asking for someone else in our agency to fulfill this as a public records request, I ask that you sent it to recordsrequest@polksheriff.org<mailto:recordsrequest@polksheriff.org> – they will likely charge a fee for searching email databases back to 2010, and a search for the other documents you requested.

For your convenience we have records request forms on our website that you can fill out in advance. They can be found here: http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/OBA/BusinessServices/rms/Pages/CriminalHistory.aspx

Thank you,


From: Shawn Musgrave


Please see the below request for PCSO records, which I originally sent to Ms. Horstman (cc'd).

Please let me know if I can provide any further clarification to assist you as you process this request.

Shawn Musgrave
Reporter, MuckRock

From: Holleyman, Jennifer

Good afternoon, Mr. Musgrave.
We have received your request and are processing it accordingly.
We will keep you posted as to fulfilment.

Thank you,

Jennifer Holleyman, BPA, CPM
Records Processing Supervisor
Phone: 863-298-6605

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you!

From: Reuter, Jason

Mr. Musgrave,

Please see the attached records in response to your request. These are all the emails located. The redactions are marked and are of undercover personnel pursuant to Florida Statute 119.071(4)(c). We have no records in regards to “contracts, purchase orders, and invoices for Hacking Team products from January 1, 2010 to the date this request is processed.”


Jason A. Reuter
Associate Staff Attorney
Polk County Sheriff's Office
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
863-298-6339, Office
863-298-6334, Fax
863-837-8076, Cell


Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence to me via email may be subject to disclosure.