2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests' (San Antonio Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the San Antonio Police Department of San Antonio, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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W400500-082621

Multi Request 2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests'
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

From: San Antonio Police Department

Dear Emma North-Best:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of San Antonio. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 8/26/2021 and given the reference number W400500-082621 for tracking purposes.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act 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 Open Records Center.
http://www.sanantonio.gov/opengovernment

From: San Antonio Police Department

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W400500_letter_to_AG.pdf (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HXMjwvo-2BoqyxigpZhDNJxzqGU7neDa49K1vTgZ1M9Zz31TGChPDV-2BLnyetVtVW4ERFRlZ5RcXcszCwnjb6Z-2FJuhaYl-2FFjqE6N5rgQ5ID-2B66d1byaN893hag21wy38ekzWaJQ1CR2S3UBWdCVkUxc1xcSi7l60p9Gc1oU7rNPcTMRBZdHRyzMmTB-2BKpH77XMOIg-3D-3DfejD_CGzUJLj9xCENn601-2FztpweHiHh4sa5JALYFyZuOSPH8uDoRg10ksnYeJ6kcS-2F-2BujU4l9mrHwqSY5oEMoL4YC4e6CJ3l45YphHe2OHtNa7vN3mNVMcoASBQDWfuiWD2Z1b95sVKYOz0742IViqGMUzXyQ2iPeRamDSaVoeqST0FHAbiQFWfmJyx0MLpYhMeXVfR1vtZ20g-2FjtD2Z6crF5nTClyH3vvL8ZxxVrLaEPWxTyWI41j0cURHib9ruiSnug-2FD2DG-2FbjZWct-2FyQPtJj-2BHcDJvikIc1M4RWZ-2BDIyr9LUF-2F0aTH0jyPaAwTj1eGdPxqYMtfLBHWvE-2Fipf9BgFSj7-2FOamBP-2FPPMP8rZoTZLVnHAEjTvzPRcJXdY1RBHAOrTeswTpalZHNXcyib0hg3vmw-3D-3D)

Dear Emma North-Best:
Information Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

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The City of San Antonio is seeking to withhold some or all of the information you have requested and has sought a decision from the Texas Attorney General's Office on the applicability of certain exceptions, pursuant to section 552.301 of the Texas Government Code. Please see attached a copy of the City's correspondence with the Attorney General's Office.
Sincerely,
Open Records Unit San Antonio Police Department

From: San Antonio Police Department

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