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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Springfield Police Department of Springfield, MO.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law, 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Springfield Police Department

Good Afternoon,

I am in receipt of your Sunshine Request - assigned number 4881 - and I have forwarded your request to the departments/individuals that may have records responsive to your request. All non-privileged material responsive to your request will be provided to you. Prior to the departments/individuals providing the responsive records, we will contact you concerning any charges associated with accumulating this information and providing copies to you.

Please note, this request was first received in our office on 10 August 2020, not 6 August 2020 as indicated in your below message. I have attached a copy of the originally received message as reference in regard to the date of reception. We have no record of prior contact from this unique Muckrock address before 10 August 2020.

Thank you for your request and I look forward to further communication,

Russ McLaughlin
City Clerk Specialist
City of Springfield
840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417.864.1443 | Fax: 417.864.1649
Email: rmclaughlin@springfieldmo.gov<mailto:rmclaughlin@springfieldmo.gov>

From: Springfield Police Department

Good Afternoon,

I am writing in response to Sunshine Request 4881. I am providing the records responsive or responses received from the department listed below:

Risk Management

This research will take five (5) hours between two researchers.

Researcher A

3.0 hr(s) @ $72.76 per hour

$218.28

Researcher B

2.0 hr(s) @ $33.70 per hour

$67.40

Total:

$285.68

The total quoted amount for this request comes to $285.68. As the total amount is greater than $100.00, a 50% ($142.84) deposit will be required to begin research.

If you have any additional questions - or would like to arrange payment to begin the proffered research - please let me know.

Thank you for your request,

Russ McLaughlin
City Clerk Specialist
City of Springfield
840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417.864.1443 | Fax: 417.864.1649
Email: rmclaughlin@springfieldmo.gov<mailto:rmclaughlin@springfieldmo.gov>

From: Springfield Police Department

Good Afternoon,

I apologize for a second email in quick succession to the first. We have received word from an additional department that has advised potentially responsive records. As such, I have updated the previously provided quote below:

Risk Management

This research will take five (5) hours between two researchers.

Researcher A

3.0 hr(s) @ $72.76 per hour

$218.28

Researcher B

2.0 hr(s) @ $33.70 per hour

$67.40

Total:

$285.68

Law Department

This research will take five (5) hours between two researchers.

Researcher A

3.0 hr(s) @ $38.44 per hour

$115.32

Researcher B

2.0 hr(s) @ $56.80 per hour

$113.60

Total:

$228.92

The total quoted amount for this request comes to $514.60. As the total amount is greater than $100.00, a 50% ($257.30) deposit will be required to begin research.

If you have any additional questions - or would like to arrange payment to begin the proffered research - please let me know.

Thank you for your request,

Russ McLaughlin
City Clerk Specialist
City of Springfield
840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417.864.1443 | Fax: 417.864.1649
Email: rmclaughlin@springfieldmo.gov<mailto:rmclaughlin@springfieldmo.gov>

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