Arrest log for the past 24 hours (Smithfield Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Smithfield Police Department of Smithfield, RI.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the arrest log for the past 24 hours, to include the following information at minimum:

1) Full name of the arrested adult;
2) Home address of the arrested adult, unless doing so would identify a crime victim;
3) Year of birth of the arrested adult;
4) Charge or charges;
5) Date of the arrest;
6) Time of the arrest;
7) Gender of the arrested adult;
8) Race of the arrested adult;
9) Name of the arresting officer unless doing so would identify an undercover officer. R.I. Gen. Laws ยง 38-2-3.2.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave


Please confirm whether this APRA request was received as submitted on July 30.

Thank you.

From: Shawn Musgrave


Checking once again to confirm whether this APRA request was received.

Thank you.

From: Shawn Musgrave


As amended in 2012, the APRA requires the arrest information as requested here to be released within 48 hours if said request is received on a weekday. By now, this request has been pending beyond even the 10 business day response window provided under APRA for all other requests.

Please advise as to the status of this request immediately.


From: Sheryl A. Canis


I have been out on sick leave for minor surgery for a month. Just back into
the office today. This is the reason your request has not been filled.
Please add another e-mail address with mine so at least two people here will
receive your requests. The address to add is
That address is for Captain Michael Rheaume. He is our detective commander
and our public information officer.

I will get to your request as soon as possible but it will not be today. Do
you still want the 24 hour period from your original request (July 29-30) or
a new 24 hour period?

S. Canis
Smithfield Police Department

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Canis -

Please process for July 29-30.

Thank you,

From: Smithfield Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Smithfield Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.