Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Terre Haute Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Terre Haute Police Department of Terre Haute, IN.
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Status
Rejected

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Terre Haute Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

Thank you for submitting your request for public records. As required by Ind. Code 5-14-3-9, this letter is a response to your request for access to public records, which was received by this office on June 29, 2020. The records you have specifically are listed in your email below.
This office will initiate a search of records. Responsive records will be compiled and reviewed by this office. City Legal anticipates a response to your request for public records soon. If you require a hardcopy, the copy cost will be $0.10 per page, unless Indiana Code mandates fees specific to the record(s) you have requested. We will notify you of the copy cost and will send you the records upon receipt of payment. If you prefer to pick up the records from the office, you may submit payment at that time.
Please do not hesitate to contact this office if you need further assistance.

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Molly Meeks
Paralegal City of Terre Haute
Legal Department

p: 812-244-2373 f: 812-244-2375

From: Terre Haute Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

Thank you for your patience. Upon review of your request below and pursuant to Indiana Code ยง 5-14-3-3, et seq., your request for information must be denied as it is overly broad in nature and lacks the specificity necessary to accurately locate responsive records.

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Molly Meeks
Paralegal City of Terre Haute
Legal Department

p: 812-244-2373 f: 812-244-2375

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