Texas AG appeals re: police records

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Office of Attorney General of Texas.
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all rulings issued between Jan. 1, 2012 and April 25, 2017 by the Office of the Attorney General in response to public records requests involving closed-case police records from cases that did not result in criminal charges.

To clarify, Texas statutes exempts public records from disclosure that contain “information that deals with the detection, investigation, or prosecution of crime only in relation to an investigation that did not result in conviction or deferred adjudication.” I therefore request the A.G. office's rulings to police departments and records requesters that contain this phrase or involve the exemption between the dates above.

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.


CJ Ciaramella

From: publicrecords

April 25, 2017

Dear Mr. Ciaramella:

The Open Records Division does not denote this type of information in its tracking system. Accordingly, there is no way to determine which files pertained to cases that did not result in criminal charges.


June B. Harden
Assistant Attorney General
Assistant Public Information Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General