Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud (San Jose Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA.
Multi Request Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

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

  • LIR2020032300620-20Criminals20Exploiting20COVID-1920Outbreak20for20Financial20Gain20th.pdf

From: San Jose Police Department

Hello Ms. Best,

Your request for public records has been received.

Government Code 6253(c) of the California Public Records Act allows up to 10 days from the receipt of the request to provide a response to the requestor. A response will be provided to you by April 30, 2020.
Best regards,

Monique Villarreal

San Jose Police Department

Research & Development

201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

From: San Jose Police Department

Hello Ms. Best,

The Special Investigations Unit has a record that is responsive to your request. However, the record contains intelligence information, which is exempt from public disclosure under California Government Code 6254(f).
Best regards,

Monique Villarreal
San Jose Police Department
Research & Development Unit
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

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