Use of Force Policy (Portland Police Department)

DeRay Mckesson filed this request with the Portland Police Department of Portland, ME.


From: DeRay Mckesson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding use of force.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. ยง 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


DeRay Mckesson

From: Portland Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock

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.

From: Portland Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Portland Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.