Email system documentation (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, MO.
Multi Request Email system documentation
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Documentation describing the email system(s) used by your agency, including the procedures and methods for performing searches of the email system.

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. 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 Internet Archive and 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Ms. Best,

Your Sunshine Law request has been received and will be forward for further processing.


From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Ms. Best,

The City of St. Louis, Police Division acknowledges your submitted Sunshine Law request. There are no responsive documents but rather common knowledge of software practices. Police Division can share with you the processing in which email searches are handled:

Sunshine Law request is received, provided search criteria is evaluated, search logic is placed together (based on the criteria) in the software, search is ran, and determine whether or not the results are accurate.

The Police Division will now consider the matter closed.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Luna M.S.

Sunshine Law Coordinator

Police Division

City of St. Louis

1915 Olive Street

St. Louis, MO 63103