Masked LEOs (Riverside County Sheriff)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Riverside County Sheriff of Riverside, CA.
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C000456-091421

Multi Request Masked LEOs
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.

2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.

3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.

4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1).

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.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

From: Riverside County Sheriff

Dear Emma North-Best:

Thank you for submitting a request for public records to Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Your request was received in this office on 9/14/2021 and given the reference number C000456-091421 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: " Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.
2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.
3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.
4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1)."
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.

PLEASE NOTE: The California Public Records Act (CPRA) does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Records Request System.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Records Request System (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HfYI2qbMSZgv2P5ZtXcxK539tAdn1gRltHEvvDq1x3-2BNY550JyKgHoFdOrJIUNARyIvqO-2B9bLAwd1woNBpwP9K0-3DN4ue_BnQkrzQQIr2RxS7sTAI61fd5Mht1mHOETwRSVNhyG3HroKurJ8n2eIBo16gMXznRZGxSQBrbwYHsUm16GdDiSk4t-2FU4Hl2XQ7SlmWEOEtZKK2St7Tnf3Aj0nMMeQpWnFDCLPBEAsOTjeIYzrib5RV5X89P068ued4V61it7-2B0u-2Bg6vLeq-2FjYeuFTBvQYpMp7y4tC8dz1iNX06rgVHhG9NYq6s2bbA-2Bb7ZfiSDsPDRSA-3D)

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RE: Public Records Request of August 25, 2021, Reference # C000425-082521

Dear Emma North-Best,

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RE: Public Records Request of August 25, 2021, Reference # C000426-082521

Dear Emma North-Best,

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RE: Public Records Request of September 14, 2021, Reference # C000456-091421
Dear Emma North-Best,
On September 14, 2021, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department received your request for records under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) wherein you requested the following: "Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.
2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.
3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.
4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1)."
Additional clarification is needed in order for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to fulfill your request:
Please provide date parameters for the records you are requesting, particularly for Item #4.
A reply must be received within ten (10) business days of the datethis email was sent or your request will be closed and a new requestwill be required. Please respond in writing via email to this email;
Upon receipt of your response, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will further respond to your request as required by law.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Sincerely,

Sergeant Greg Bonaime
CPRA Unit
Riverside County Sheriff's Office
951-955-9249

From: Riverside County Sheriff

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RE: Public Records Request of September 14, 2021, Reference # C000456-091421

Dear Emma North-Best,

On September 14, 2021, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department received your request for records under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) wherein you requested the following:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. Policies, including implementation, termination and expiration notices, mentioning or discussing mask mandates or requirements for employees.
2. Reports regarding alleged violations of or non-compliance with mask mandates or requirements.
3. Records documenting any disciplinary actions taken regarding Item #2.
4. Emails, letters, memos and other written or memorialized discussions with unions or employee representatives regarding actual or proposed mask mandates or requirements (such as those requested in Item #1)."

For Item #1, we have located the records responsive to your request, and those records are available in the Records Request System.  Please log in to your online account to retrieve the records.
For Items #2 and #3, no records exist.
For Item #4, we sent you an e-mail 10 days ago requesting clarification and since there was no response to that e-mail, this portion of the request was not processed further.  Please clarify your request by providing date parameters for this requested item and resubmit.
Please consider this CPRA request closed.
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.

Sincerely,

Sergeant Greg Bonaime
CPRA Unit
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
951-955-9249

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