Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (San Antonio Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the San Antonio Police Department of San Antonio, TX .
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Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Due Aug. 20, 2020
Est. Completion None
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact the email address associated with this request or leave a message at 617-299-1832

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: San Antonio Police Department

Dear Beryl Lipton:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of Texas declared a public health emergency and disaster and issued an Executive Order for people to "Stay Home" to mitigate the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of Texans by limiting gathering and restricting work activities to those that are essential and support critical infrastructure.  City of San Antonio administrative departments are closed to in-person contact.  Many departments are on skeleton crews while remaining staff is working remotely or is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response.  Too Few Employees have the access necessary to respond to public information requests at this time.  Therefore in accordance with the guidance issued by the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this is not a "business day" for the purpose of Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act, and all PIA-related processes are currently paused.

From: San Antonio Police Department

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City of San Antonio In response to the COVID-19 pandemic,  City of San Antonio administrative departments closed on April 6, 2020.  The City of San Antonio reopened its offices and resumed business day operations on November 23, 2020.  This action will restart all PIA-related processes.  All requests received prior to April 6, 2020 will resume processing and any requests submitted during the skeleton crew day period (April 6 – November 20) will be officially noted as being received and begin being processed on the 23 rd. This notice has been published on the City's website, and notification will be sent to each requester with pending or new requests.


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