|Multi Request||Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud|
|Submitted||April 19, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Dear Emma Best:
Thank you for submitting a request for public records to Riverside County Sheriff. Your request was received in this office on 4/22/2020 and given the reference number C000113-042220 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."
Pursuant to California Government Code § 6253, staff will review your request and respond within 10 days to notify you if there are responsive records, or if an extension is necessary to determine if responsive records exist. If your request was received after business hours or on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be considered the date of receipt. The 10-day response period starts with the first calendar day after the date of receipt (Ca. Civ. Code, § 10.). You may be contacted by the department if there are questions regarding your request.
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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of April 20, 2020., Reference # C000113-042220.
Dear Emma Best,
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a public information request from you on April 20, 2020. Your request mentioned: "Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud.""
As of this time, no records have been located related to your request. Just prior to receiving your request, the Department performed a technology upgrade to the archiving / storage of Emails. Due to system conflicts / compatibility issues from this technology upgrade, the Sheriff's Department is unable to conduct any sort of searches of Department emails for records related to your request. To date, that conflict has not been resolved. The vendor is actively working to fix the issue, and does not have an estimate of when the conflict will be resolved. At the present time, our official response to your request is that there are no responsive documents. If you still desire a search of Department emails for this subject matter, please resubmit your request in 30 days. If the problem has been resolved, we will conduct the email search at that time, or we will once again respond in this manner.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to respond to this email.
Sergeant Greg Bonaime
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
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