FOIA - MN State Patrol - Documents pertaining to the murder of George Floyd

J Ader filed this request with the Minnesota State Patrol of Saint Paul, MN.
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From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

All internal notes, memos, bulletins, and emails created from 5/26/2020 to 5/27/2020 containing/mentioning any of the following terms:

- #ICantBreathe
- Icantbreathe
- I Can't Breathe
- George Floyd
- #GeorgeFloyd
- Derek Chauvin
- #DerekChauvin

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 business days.

Sincerely,

J Ader

From: Minnesota State Patrol

Your request has been received.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

Good morning,

Your request has been received. I will notify you if and when there is any data available for your data request.

Thanks,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

We are working on locating and reviewing any data related to your request. I will notify you if there is any data for your request and the any fees for the data request.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: Minnesota State Patrol

Good morning,

We do not have data for this request and consider this data request to be completed.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: J Ader

Good evening,

I am seeking clarification to the response to my request here. In your previous message, you stated "We do not have data for this request and consider this data request to be completed."

Is this to say that you have not found any responsive records at all based on my request, or that you have found records but they are exempt from disclosure? If there are exemptions, please see the following section of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act relevant to the clarification I require: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/13.03

"(f) If the responsible authority or designee determines that the requested data is classified so as to deny the requesting person access, the responsible authority or designee shall inform the requesting person of the determination either orally at the time of the request, or in writing as soon after that time as possible, and shall cite the specific statutory section, temporary classification, or specific provision of federal law on which the determination is based. Upon the request of any person denied access to data, the responsible authority or designee shall certify in writing that the request has been denied and cite the specific statutory section, temporary classification, or specific provision of federal law upon which the denial was based."

Regards,
- J. Ader

From: Minnesota State Patrol

Good evening J Ader,

My apologies for the misunderstanding. We do not have any responsive data for this request. If there was data being withheld, I would notify you of the data being held and for what reasons it was being held.

Thank you,

Gordon

[Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Patrol Patch s]Lt. Gordon Shank
Public Information Officer, Minnesota State Patrol
Office: 651-201-7146
Cell: 651-343-4680
Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us<mailto:Gordon.Shank@state.mn.us>
@MSPPIO
Website<https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/Pages/default.aspx> Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-State-Patrol/112471572103149> Twitter<https://twitter.com/mndps_msp/>

From: J Ader

To whom it may concern,

This is an appeal of a response provided by the Minnesota State Patrol to a request filed under the Minnesota Data Practices Act.

The agency received the attached request from me on May 27, 2020. On January 6, 2021, the agency completed the request with a letter stating that there were no responsive documents (my request was submitted via MuckRock - please see the following public record-trail at the following link: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/saint-paul-164/foia-mn-state-patrol-documents-pertaining-to-the-murder-of-george-floyd-93844/#comm-1015565 )

This is an appeal of the integrity of that request. I respectfully request that this office remand the request to the Minnesota State Patrol for a fresh search and appropriate specificity when withholding responsive records.

Thank you.
- J. Ader

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