Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, MO.

It is a clone of this request.

Due July 26, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

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

Barbara

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

Your request for status update has been received and will be forward for response.
Thanks

Barbara

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

Your inquiry has been received and will be forwarded for review.

Respectfully,
PO Michelle Woodling
Public Information
314-444-5603

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

Please see the below response from our Records Division:

We have reviewed your request and at this time we need clarification on what is requested. You mention that you would like current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency any fusion centers. What exactly do you mean by fusion centers?

Respectfully,
PO Michelle Woodling
Public Information
314-444-5603

From: Emma Best

A fusion center is an intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination state or major urban area center, which is owned by state, local, and territorial law enforcement and Department of Homeland Security entities, many of which were jointly created between 2003 and 2007 under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

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

Barbara

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

Please see attachment.
Thanks

Barbara

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Emma,

I will the status of your request and get back this with you.
Thanks

Barbara

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