Threat assessment policies, procedures, and guidelines

Phil Mocek filed this request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, MO.


From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

In an October, 2014, [letter to Justin Glawe][1], Rory O'Sullivan, assistant city counselor at City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, wrote, "Your request, dated September 24, 2014, for records related to Kajieme Powell, has been forwarded to me for a response. [...] It is our understanding that the investigation is still active and a threat assessment has concluded that releasing the names of the officers at this time would pose a danger to their safety."

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Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request your agency's policies, procedures, and guidelines, for the creation of threat assessments such as the assessment of potential threat of publicly revealing the names of the police officer(s) who committed homicide of Kajieme Antoine Powell in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 19, 2014, that Rory O'Sullivan referenced in the aforementioned letter to Justin Gawe.

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.


Phil Mocek


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 9, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

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

From: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.