Documents concerning new Force Investigative Unit in St. Louis

Runa Sandvik filed this request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, MO.
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From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents concerning a new Force Investigative Unit in St. Louis. In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said a new “Force Investigative Unit” would be dedicated to examining use of deadly force. The unit will have four detectives, led by Sgt. Roger Engelhardt.

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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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Runa A. Sandvik


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 21, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.



This will acknowledge your e-mail, which we are treating as a request under the Missouri Sunshine Law, Ch. 610, RSMo.

As of now, there are no records responsive to your request.

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Thank you,

Leah K. Freeman
Public Information Division

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

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