Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (St. Petersburg Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the St. Petersburg Police Department of St Petersburg, FL .
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida 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.

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

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.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: St. Petersburg Police Department

Your request has been forward to the City Clerk for processing.

From: St. Petersburg Police Department

I replied back June 29. See attached email

From: St. Petersburg Police Department

Good morning:

Is it possible that you can provide some additional clarity so we can provide you with a cost estimate to provide the responsive records? The Risk portion alone will require electronic and manual review of files, including running reports to identify claims/lawsuits, requesting available files from storage, and manually reviewing files. Legal will have a similar tasks to work through for their component. Before we provide a cost estimate I think it would be beneficial to let you know that this will be voluminous and require quite a bit of staff time as the request was presented.

Regardless, in order to provide an estimate we will need clarification on the following:

"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."

Risk and Legal handle a variety of claims/lawsuits for PD. For example, we need to know if their request involves auto related claims etc. or is it solely Police action items? Please advise.

Best Regards,

Chan Srinivasa, Sr., MBA, CMC
City Clerk, Director
City of St. Petersburg
175 Fifth Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Office: (727) 893-7202
Chandrahasa.Srinivasa@stpete.org<mailto:Chandrahasa.Srinivasa@stpete.org>

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