Walmart theft agreement correspondence

Luke Stoddard Nathan filed this request with the Rensselaer County Sheriff of Rensselaer County, NY.

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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request that the following records be emailed to me:

(a) any and all correspondence, including text messages and emails, sent or received on May 26, 2017 by Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick Russo pertaining to (i) a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") or "agreement regarding thefts at Walmart stores in Brunswick and East Greenbush," as Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove reportedly described it in a separate memorandum, (ii) the Albany Times Union, or (iii) Walmart.

(b) any and all records created since January 1, 2016--including incident or arrest reports--pertaining to the Walmart Supercenter at 760 Hoosick Road, Brunswick. You may redact Social Security numbers or other details that, if disclosed, would constitute unwarranted invasions of personal privacy.

For reference or to assist your search for responsive documents, the following news articles were published by the Albany Times Union on May 26, 2017:
1. "Walmart shoplifters may get break," 8:19 A.M. <>
2. "Rensselaer County DA ends practice of not prosecuting some Walmart shoplifters," 2:44 P.M. <>

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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Luke Stoddard Nathan


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