Richmond Police and ADL Trip to Israel

Tito Broz filed this request with the Richmond Police Department of Richmond, VA.

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From: MuckRock Virginia, LLC

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting the following about information of a trip between Richmond Police and the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) "Anti-Defamation League National Counter-Terrorism Seminar"
Specifically, I am requesting:
- Any and all records about invoices and payments made to cover the cost of this trip
- Documents sufficient to show which officers received this training
- Documents sufficient to show how the trip was paid for
- Documents sufficient to show if officers have gone on similar trips in the last five years
- Documents sufficient to show communications between the Richmond Police, ADL, and if available, and other offices such as the mayor's office.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

MuckRock Virginia, LLC

From: Richmond Police Department

To Whom It May Concern,

Attached please find the Richmond Police Department's request for an extension regarding your FOIA request for records pertaining to Richmond Police and the Anti-Defamation League National Counter-Terrorism Seminar.

Please provide the name of the individual making this request through MuckRock Virginia LLC or the name of the primary contact for this organization.

Thank you,
Karla E. Peters
Richmond Police Department
Office of General Counsel
(804) 646-5147

The contents of this email are CONFIDENTIAL and may be protected by attorney-client privilege. Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, PLEASE NOTIFY ME and PROMPTLY DELETE this email.

From: Richmond Police Department

Good morning,

We are in receipt of your Virginia Freedom of Information Act request dated May 2, 2018. Virginia Code § 2.2-3704 (A) (4) allows the custodian of the records to require the requester to provide their name and legal address. In your request, no name was given. We will not process your request until we receive the name and legal address of the requester.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel

From: Richmond Police Department

Good afternoon,

Attached is the Richmond Police Department’s response to your Virginia Freedom of Information Act request.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel

From: Tito Broz

Hi,

The ADL has confirmed that Richmond police department members have made this trip. The easiest way to search for these pertinent documents is to do a search for e-mails coming from @adl.org, in particular ejarvis@adl.org is a popular one. I am appealing this decision on the grounds that the ADL has listed the Richmond police department has sent high ranking officers to this event.

From: Richmond Police Department

Good afternoon Mr. Schmidt,

Attached is the Richmond Police Department's supplemental response to your Virginia Freedom of Information Act request regarding the Anti-Defamation League National Counter-Terrorism Seminar.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel

From: Tito Broz

Hi William,

I'd like to appeal the e-mail search cost estimate.
The metadata can be provided in less than 20 minutes. The metadata is the from/to addresses, subject lines, and date & times. This is already a feature of the IT infrastructure of the department, and can be dumped into an excel file and sent over quickly. This does not require the creation of additional documents, nor searching the documents as there is nothing that needs to be redacted from the metadata. After I receive the metadata, I can FOIA for the pertinent individual e-mails and the costs can be reevaluated.

As for the ADL documentation, I have attached the official ADL documentation updated as of September 9th, 2017, that lists the Richmond Police Department as having sent officers to Israel for the National Counter Terrorism Seminar during some point since the program's inception in 2004.

Sanjin Ibrahimovic
Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Richmond Police Department

Mr. Ibrahimovic,

In reviewing the ADL document that you provided, I am led to believe that it is not our Department that sent personnel to the training. As you well know, there are several Richmond Police Departments across the country and there is nothing in what you sent that specifically identifies our Department as one of the attendees.

The estimate regarding the email searches was provided to us based on your specific request. We would be happy to put you in contact with our Records and Technology unit to see if your request can be accommodated.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel

From: Richmond Police Department

Mr. Ibrahimovic,

There is one other thing I wanted to mention. I will be out of the office for the next few days and will not be back until July 9, 2018.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel

From: Tito Broz

Hi Mr.Shipman,

That makes sense. I suspected it was Richmond, Virginia because if I'm not mistaken it is the largest Richmond. I will file a FOIA with the other Richmond(s). Could you let me know the e-mail for Records & Technology? I can send them the request for metadata as well.

Thank you for your help.

Sanjin Ibrahimovic

From: Richmond Police Department

Mr. Ibrahimovic,

I have copied Mr. Pop, Director of the Department's Records and Technology Division, on this e-mail. You may submit your question(s) regarding your appeal of the e-mail search cost estimate to him.
Best regards,

William K. Shipman
Associate General Counsel

From: Tito Broz

Hi Mr. Pop,

I'm seeking to obtain some metadata records. Essentially, what I'm trying to do is to gain the records of the metadata of e-mails sent between @adl.org e-mail addresses and Richmond Police Department e-mail addresses. Metadata does not include the contents of e-mails, but rather just the from/to addresses, the subject line & attachment names, and dates and times. I'd like to pull the metadata for the last five years or so. This sort of collection of metadata should be built into the IT infrastructure already and then should be able to be exported to a CSV or excel sheet. Is this something within the realm of possibility of your department?

Thank you so much for your time,

Sanjin Ibrahimovic
Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Tito Broz

Hi Mr. Pop,

I'm seeking to obtain some metadata records. Essentially, what I'm trying to do is to gain the records of the metadata of e-mails sent between @adl.org e-mail addresses and Richmond Police Department e-mail addresses. Metadata does not include the contents of e-mails, but rather just the from/to addresses, the subject line & attachment names, and dates and times. I'd like to pull the metadata for the last five years or so. This sort of collection of metadata should be built into the IT infrastructure already and then should be able to be exported to a CSV or excel sheet. Is this something within the realm of possibility of your department?

Thank you so much for your time,

Sanjin Ibrahimovic
Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Richmond Police Department

Good Morning Mr. Ibrahimović,

Please forgive the tardiness of my reply to your inquiry. I have been on vacation and then in training, and am just now catching up on email.

The email archive tool utilized by the City of Richmond including the Police Department provides email records in their entirety including the header (meta data) and the body of the message. It is configured in such a fashion as most internal email requests, as well as FOIIAS in almost all cases request the body of the email as well as the headers.

In order to accommodate your request, a configuration change would be required to our solution. This will require the assistance of the City's Department of Information Technology who operates and supports our email archive solution. I will reach out to them today and see what can be done.

I should have an update for your no later than Wednesday 8/7/18
Thank You

Maximilian (Max) Pop
Information Services Manager
Richmond Police Department
Email: Maximilian.Pop@Richmondgov.com<mailto:Maximilian.Pop@Richmondgov.com>
Office: (804) 646-3893
Mobile: (804) 335-5511

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From: Tito Broz

Hi Mr. Pop,

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I'm looking forward to your response.

Sanjin Ibrahimovic
Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Richmond Police Department

Good Evening Mr. Ibrahimovic,
We are still working to ascertain if we can gather the data you requested. I should have a further update by the end of this week.

Thank You for your patience

From: Richmond Police Department

Good Afternoon Mr. Ibrahimovic,

As you requested, please find attached the email header information for your FOIA request regarding correspondence sent from or received by the Richmond Police Department related to the ADL.

Thank you for your patience as we worked to fulfill your request.
Regards
Max

Maximilian (Max) Pop
Information Services Manager
Richmond Police Department
Email: Maximilian.Pop@Richmondgov.com<mailto:Maximilian.Pop@Richmondgov.com>
Office: (804) 646-3893
Mobile: (804) 335-5511

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From: Tito Broz

Thank you so much for the response. It has helped me in my search. I now believe it is Richmond, California that made the trip.

Thank you,

Sanjin Ibrahimovic

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