OREGON PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances (Portland Police Bureau)

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project filed this request with the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR.
Tracking #

S144114-081220

Multi Request OREGON PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances
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From: Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period June 1, 2018 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, that are owned by this department or agency, including all purchase documents, manuals, and correspondence with the manufacturer.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Logs or other documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

From: Portland Police Bureau

Dear Aaron :

The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on August 12, 2020 and given the reference number S144114-081220 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested:  To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period June 1, 2018 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, that are owned by this department or agency, including all purchase documents, manuals, and correspondence with the manufacturer.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Logs or other documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

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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.

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 your request to take up to 6 weeks to be processed.  For status updates concerning your public records request please refer to the Portland Public Records Request Center via the link below.  While we cannot expedite every request, if you have an urgent need for the record such as a court date or an issue involving identity theft, please call the Police Bureau directly at (503) 823-0756.  Thank you for your patience.

From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE:  Police General Records Request of August 12, 2020 Reference#S144114-081220

Dear Aaron ,

This City received a Public Records Request from you on August 12, 2020 for the following:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period June 1, 2018 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, that are owned by this department or agency, including all purchase documents, manuals, and correspondence with the manufacturer.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Logs or other documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

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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.

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 ( S144114-081220) on your check and mail it to:
Portland Police Bureau
Records Division
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, OR  97204
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Sincerely,

Police Bureau
City of Portland

From: Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $30.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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Portland Police Bureau
OPRL Office
1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

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From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE: Police General Records Request of August 12, 2020 Reference # S144114-081220

Dear Aaron ,
The City received a Public Records Request from you on August 12, 2020 for the following: "To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period June 1, 2018 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, that are owned by this department or agency, including all purchase documents, manuals, and correspondence with the manufacturer.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Logs or other documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

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In accordance with ORS 192.329(2), the City can complete its response by informing you that the records are publicly available at the following website: https://portlandor.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(wugcp4rabe5lae1mbb4zdqaq))/BusinessDirectory.aspx Trending Topics Ongoing Demonstrations 2020 on this site.
You do not need to make a formal public records request for these documents.

The City now considers your request fulfilled and it will be closed.

Tammi Weiss
Public Records Supervisor (She/her) 503-823-9751 If you are having technical difficulties with the website, please contact the website administrator by phone or email.  (503) 823-6040 or prrhelp@portlandoregon.gov

From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE: Police General Records Request of August 12, 2020 Reference # S144114-081220

Dear Aaron ,
The City received a Public Records Request from you on August 12, 2020 for the following: "To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period June 1, 2018 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, that are owned by this department or agency, including all purchase documents, manuals, and correspondence with the manufacturer.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances, including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances.

Documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Logs or other documents that show how many times Chemical Weapons, including tear gas, mace, pepper spray, or other substances have been used on the public during this same time period.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

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Please be advised that the City has processed a refund of $30.00 as a paper check. Please allow a few weeks for processing.
Sincerely,
Tammi Weiss
Public Records Supervisor (She/her) 503-823-9751 If you are having technical difficulties with the website, please contact the website administrator by phone or email.  (503) 823-6040 or prrhelp@portlandoregon.gov

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