Records request from BuzzFeed News: Incident reports for crimes of aggravated assault

Peter Aldhous filed this request with the Sandy Springs Police Department of Sandy Springs, GA.
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ORR-2018-369

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From: Peter Aldhous

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Police incident or arrest reports for all crimes of aggravated assault recorded in 2016 (including descriptions of the incident).

Because aggregated statistics on these crimes are reported annually to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting program by your agency, I believe you retain these records.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations including BuzzFeed News, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Peter Aldhous

From: Sandy Springs Police Department

Thank you for submitting a request for records.
Your request security key is
980208. (https://mandrillapp.com/track/click/30938195/sandyspringsga.justfoia.com?p=eyJzIjoiVmhScG5yVkNCVTBPMUZDV1hiSHVBaU5Cc1FnIiwidiI6MSwicCI6IntcInVcIjozMDkzODE5NSxcInZcIjoxLFwidXJsXCI6XCJodHRwOlxcXC9cXFwvc2FuZHlzcHJpbmdzZ2EuanVzdGZvaWEuY29tXFxcL1B1YmxpY1BvcnRhbFxcXC9JbmRleD9SZXF1ZXN0TnVtYmVyPU9SUi0yMDE4LTM2OSZTZWN1cml0eUtleT05ODAyMDhcIixcImlkXCI6XCJmYjMxNWExNmRjYWE0YTUwOGE2MmM0NGM3YjRhOWMxNlwiLFwidXJsX2lkc1wiOltcIjRiOWQyNzNkZWZlYjgwNmU2YTZiMmVjYjZjNDk3MzNmYWM2ODU5ZTlcIl19In0) Your request reference number is
Request Number: ORR-2018-369. (https://mandrillapp.com/track/click/30938195/sandyspringsga.justfoia.com?p=eyJzIjoiVmhScG5yVkNCVTBPMUZDV1hiSHVBaU5Cc1FnIiwidiI6MSwicCI6IntcInVcIjozMDkzODE5NSxcInZcIjoxLFwidXJsXCI6XCJodHRwOlxcXC9cXFwvc2FuZHlzcHJpbmdzZ2EuanVzdGZvaWEuY29tXFxcL1B1YmxpY1BvcnRhbFxcXC9JbmRleD9SZXF1ZXN0TnVtYmVyPU9SUi0yMDE4LTM2OSZTZWN1cml0eUtleT05ODAyMDhcIixcImlkXCI6XCJmYjMxNWExNmRjYWE0YTUwOGE2MmM0NGM3YjRhOWMxNlwiLFwidXJsX2lkc1wiOltcIjRiOWQyNzNkZWZlYjgwNmU2YTZiMmVjYjZjNDk3MzNmYWM2ODU5ZTlcIl19In0)
Please have this security key and reference number available when communicating with our staff regarding your request.
Note: This is an automated email notification. Please do not respond to this email.

From: Sandy Springs Police Department

We have received your request for inspection of records:
This letter constitutes the City’s response to your request as required under O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(h).
The City of Sandy Springs will be happy to provide you access to the records at the offices located at 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 500, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350. Due to the scope of your request, we will need additional time to finish collecting and processing the documents that you are requesting. We will contact you no later than 2/27/2017, before close of business with an update and cost to your request.
If you have any questions about the policies regarding the inspection of City records, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you, City Clerk's Office

From: Sandy Springs Police Department

We have received your request for inspection of records:
This letter constitutes the City’s response to your request as required under O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(h).
The City of Sandy Springs will be happy to provide you access to the records at the offices located at 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 500, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350. Due to the scope of your request, we will need additional time to finish collecting and processing the documents that you are requesting. We will contact you no later than 2/28/18, before close of business with an update and cost to your request.
If you have any questions about the policies regarding the inspection of City records, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you, City Clerk's Office

From: Peter Aldhous

Thanks for your note of Feb 27. Mt request was actually for copies of the records, rather the opportunity to inspect

From: Sandy Springs Police Department

This letter constitutes the City’s response to your request as required under O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70.
Please find attached a cost estimate for processing your open records request. After receiving payment of the estimated cost, your request will be processed. You may pay the estimated cost by cash, check or in person with a credit card. Please make checks payable to the City of Sandy Springs. Any payment over the actual cost will be refunded. If the actual cost exceeds the payment, you will be responsible for the balance. We will notify you when your documents are available.
If you have any questions about the policies regarding the inspection of City records, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you, City Clerk’s Office

From: Sandy Springs Police Department

We understand what your request stated. Please see the attached invoice on the link you received that is associated with your request. Also, please visit our website at www.sandyspringsga.gov<http://www.sandyspringsga.gov> to submit open records request. Any questions regarding open records request, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 770-730-5600.

Kind regards,
Robyn Smith
Records/Permits Supervisor
Sandy Springs Police Department
7840 Roswell Rd, #301
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Phone: 770-551-6913
Fax: 770-551-6906
robyn.smith@sandyspringsga.gov<mailto:robyn.smith@sandyspringsga.gov>

From: Sandy Springs Police Department

The City records you requested are now available for you to download and view. Please login to the Public Records Request Tracking Portal https://sandyspringsga.justfoia.com/PublicPortal using your security key 980208, and request number ORR-2018-369.
We received and processed your request for the following records: Police incident or arrest reports for all crimes of aggravated assault recorded in 2016 (including descriptions of the incident)..
You are hereby informed that under O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq., we are not allowed to disclose certain information pertaining to private citizens. This information includes an individual’s Social Security Number (SSN), mother’s birth name, credit card information, debit card information, bank account information, financial data or information, insurance or medical information, and day and month of birth. If any such information appears in our records, it will be redacted prior to the release of requested records to you. The city will not prepare reports, summaries, or compilations of our records not already in existence at the time of your request.
If you have any questions about the policies regarding the inspection of City records, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 770-730-5600 or OpenRecordsRequest@sandyspringsga.gov.

From: Peter Aldhous

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Peter Aldhous

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