Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Providence Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Providence Police Department of Providence, RI.
Tracking #

20-755

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records 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. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

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 being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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: Providence Police Department

City of Providence

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Hi there

Your first City of Providence record request (request number #20-755) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

You will receive a response within ten (10) business days.  Your request will be available for the public to view thirty (30) days after you receive a final response.

Request #20-755.

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From: Providence Police Department

City of Providence

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-755:

The Public Records Unit respectfully extends the time to respond by an additional twenty (20) business days, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-3(e), due to the number of requests for records pending (27).

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From: Providence Police Department

City of Providence

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Hi there

A document has been released to you for record request #20-755:

* APRA 20-755.docx

Document links are valid for one month.
After October 18, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Providence Police Department

City of Providence

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-755:

Dear Requester, 

We have released a document that we believe is responsive to your particular request. In addition, you may find APRA request 20-607 (published on Sept 4, 2020) helpful.

Thank you.

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From: Providence Police Department

City of Providence

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Hi there

Record request #20-755 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

We released all of the requested documents, without redaction.

This request is now closed. Thank you.

 

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