FOIA - Portland PD - Reports for Aug 4, 2018 Protests

J Ader filed this request with the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR.
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“A rally by right wing group Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon culminated in a police charge on counterprotesters on Saturday, as a demonstration once again brought disorder and violence to the city’s downtown area.

Two hours into the rally, police moved towards leftwing counterprotesters with batons drawn, and used dozens of “flash bang” stun grenades and rounds containing pepper spray.

Portland police sent hundreds of officers in riot gear to the rally, and for most of the day they kept Patriot Prayer, led by Republican US Senate candidate Joey Gibson, and an affiliated group, Proud Boys, separated from their opposition. ” [source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/04/patriot-prayer-to-carry-guns-at-portland-rally-as-fears-of-violence-rise ]

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From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any/all reports focusing on protests and counter-protests that took place in Portland on August 4th, 2018. Some examples of said documents include - but are not limited to - any After Action reports (both Non-force and Use-of-force), incident reports, debriefings, and police reports regarding the event.

Please see section 13 of the directives page here for more specifics on the documents I am requesting: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358

Here is a brief explanation of the events that took place to aid in recovering responsive documents to this request:

"A rally by right wing group Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon culminated in a police charge on counterprotesters on Saturday, as a demonstration once again brought disorder and violence to the city’s downtown area.

Two hours into the rally, police moved towards leftwing counterprotesters with batons drawn, and used dozens of “flash bang” stun grenades and rounds containing pepper spray.

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Portland police sent hundreds of officers in riot gear to the rally, and for most of the day they kept Patriot Prayer, led by Republican US Senate candidate Joey Gibson, and an affiliated group, Proud Boys, separated from their opposition. " [source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/04/patriot-prayer-to-carry-guns-at-portland-rally-as-fears-of-violence-rise ]

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.

Sincerely,

J Ader

From: Portland Police Bureau

Dear J :
The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on August 06, 2018 and given the reference number S075617-080618 for tracking purposes.
Record Requested:  To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:Any/all reports focusing on protests and counter-protests that took place in Portland on August 4th, 2018. Some examples of said documents include - but are not limited to - any After Action reports (both Non-force and Use-of-force), incident reports, debriefings, and police reports regarding the event.Please see section 13 of the directives page here for more specifics on the documents I am requesting: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/649358Here is a brief explanation of the events that took place to aid in recovering responsive documents to this request:"A rally by right wing group Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon culminated in a police charge on counterprotesters on Saturday, as a demonstration once again brought disorder and violence to the city’s downtown area.Two hours into the rally, police moved towards leftwing counterprotesters with batons drawn, and used dozens of “flash bang” stun grenades and rounds containing pepper spray....Portland police sent hundreds of officers in riot gear to the rally, and for most of the day they kept Patriot Prayer, led by Republican US Senate candidate Joey Gibson, and an affiliated group, Proud Boys, separated from their opposition. " [source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/04/patriot-prayer-to-carry-guns-at-portland-rally-as-fears-of-violence-rise ]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.Sincerely,J Ader

At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure.
Please be advised that a pre-payment from you may be required.  If a pre-payment is required, you will receive a separate notice with instructions.  You may click here to access the payments page. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961?qaframe=CustomerIssues.aspx)
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below.  Thank you for using the Portland Public Records Request Center.
Please note that the Police Bureau is currently experiencing a significant backlog of public records requests (both electronic and hardcopy requests).  Please expect up to 6 weeks before a response is received concerning your public records request.  For status updates concerning your public records request please refer to the Portland Public Records Request Center via the link below.  Thank you for your patience. To monitor the progress or update your request click here:
Portland Public Records Request Center (https://PORTLANDOR.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=75617&coid=)

From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE:  Police General Records Request of August 06, 2018 Reference#S075618-080618

Dear J ,

This City received a Public Records Request from you on August 06, 2018 for the following:

In order to begin processing this request a pre-payment must be made*.  Please log in to the Portland Public Records Request Center (copy and right click this link to open it in your browser) and make a payment on this request. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/prr)
You may pay by electronic check or credit card by going to "My Public Records Request Center" and select "View My Payments".  Then scroll to find an invoice in the status of "payment pending" and select "Make Payment".  Follow the screen prompts to make a payment.  Alternatively, you may mail a check made payable to "The City of Portland".  Please be sure and provide the Record Request Reference number ( S075618-080618) on your check and mail it to:

Portland Police BureauRecords Division 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, OR  97204
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*Please see this Answer for more information: A006257-010816 (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961?qaframe=AnswerDetail.aspx%3Finc%3D6257)

Sincerely,

Police Bureau
City of Portland

From: Portland Police Bureau

Dear J :
The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on August 06, 2018 and given the reference number S075618-080618 for tracking purposes.
Record Requested:  To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:All video footage taken during the protests and counter-protests that took place on August 4th, 2018.Here is a brief explanation of the events that took place to aid in recovering responsive media to this request:"A rally by right wing group Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon culminated in a police charge on counterprotesters on Saturday, as a demonstration once again brought disorder and violence to the city’s downtown area.Two hours into the rally, police moved towards leftwing counterprotesters with batons drawn, and used dozens of “flash bang” stun grenades and rounds containing pepper spray....Portland police sent hundreds of officers in riot gear to the rally, and for most of the day they kept Patriot Prayer, led by Republican US Senate candidate Joey Gibson, and an affiliated group, Proud Boys, separated from their opposition. " [source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/04/patriot-prayer-to-carry-guns-at-portland-rally-as-fears-of-violence-rise ]I would respectfully request that any responsive media be provided in its raw (un-edited) form.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.Sincerely,J Ader

At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure.
Please be advised that a pre-payment from you may be required.  If a pre-payment is required, you will receive a separate notice with instructions.  You may click here to access the payments page. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961?qaframe=CustomerIssues.aspx)
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below.  Thank you for using the Portland Public Records Request Center.
Please note that the Police Bureau is currently experiencing a significant backlog of public records requests (both electronic and hardcopy requests).  Please expect up to 6 weeks before a response is received concerning your public records request.  For status updates concerning your public records request please refer to the Portland Public Records Request Center via the link below.  Thank you for your patience. To monitor the progress or update your request click here:
Portland Public Records Request Center (https://PORTLANDOR.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=75618&coid=)

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