BLM comms (San Jose Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA.
Multi Request BLM comms
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Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

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 Best

From: San Jose Police Department

Good morning,

The San Jose Police Department forwarded me your Public Records Act request.

For communications between the City and the Police Officers' Association, please visit www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments/employee-relations/labor-relations-information/bargaining-units-labor-contract-info/poa<http://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments/employee-relations/labor-relations-information/bargaining-units-labor-contract-info/poa>. Formal communications/agreements with the POA are posted there.

The City requests that you narrow your request for emails and other communications. Please identify which City employees and/or departments you seeks communications/emails from.

Thank you!
Best,

Amanda Orozco
Open Government Manager
City of San José | City Manager's Office
200 East Santa Clara Street San José, CA 95113

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