Albert “A.J.” Castaneda Accident Investigation Report

Malcom Chakery filed this request with the Texas Department of Public Safety of Texas.
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From: Malcom Chakery

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The accident report details including the following

approximate date, time, and location of the collision
identifying information for all parties involved in the car accident, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information.
identifying information for witnesses
location of damage to the vehicles involved in the accident
weather, roadway, and lighting conditions at the scene
diagram of the accident
statements from the parties and witnesses
citations and/or violations of law, and
opinions as to cause of the collision and/or a fault determination.
crash report

For the deadly accident that took the life of 38-year-old Grand Prairie Police Officer Albert "A.J." Castaneda Jr. who was parked on the shoulder running radar, standing outside of his SUV patrol vehicle, when he was struck and thrown from the elevated roadway at about 10:40 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Grand Prairie.

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, as the statute requires.


Malcom Chakery

From: Texas Department of Public Safety

Please see attached.

Albert DiMarco
Assistant General Counsel
Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Office of General Counsel
(512) 424-2890