Texas AG open records letters re: custodial deaths

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:

The underlying FOIA requests and agency responses that triggered the following open records letter issued by the AG's office:
- OR2018-23412 ID# 729399
- OR2018-21569 ID# 726290
- OR2018-21164 ID# 725422
- OR2018-21171 ID# 725516
- OR2018-20887 ID# 724729
- OR2018-19097 ID# 721756
- OR2018-14252 ID# 714186
- OR2018-12826 ID# 711486
- OR2017-25941 ID# 683998
- OR2017-18715 ID# 671546
- OR2017-18002 ID# 669946
- OR2017-17701 ID# 669656
- OR2017-15963 ID# 666513
- OR2017-15281 ID# 665421
- OR2017-08981 ID# 655468
- OR2016-17466 ID# 621183
- OR2016-17154 ID# 620511
- OR2016-07613 ID# 604263
- OR2016-07421 ID# 604814
- OR2015-16116 ID# 574259
- OR2015-06643 ID# 559065
- OR2015-06571 ID# 558955
- OR2015-06501 ID# 558659
- OR2015-06089 ID# 557955
- OR2015-05371 ID# 558203
- OR2015-05183 ID# 557743
- OR2015-03796 ID# 554795
- OR2015-03286 ID# 558963
- OR2015-03078 ID# 558800
- OR2015-02728 ID# 557914
- OR2015-02493 ID# 557744
- OR2015-01877 ID# 557232
- OR2014-16834 ID# 541640
- OR2014-11223 ID# 528138
- OR2014-03454 ID# 514971

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: Office of Attorney General

December 4, 2018

CJ Ciaramella
MuckRock News

RE: Public Information Request No. 18-50857

Dear CJ Ciaramella:

This e-mail is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Attorney General ("OAG"), received by the OAG on November 16, 2018. A copy of your request follows this e-mail.

The OAG has reviewed its files and has located the attached documents that are responsive to your request. Although the Public Information Act allows a governmental body to charge for copying documents, the attached documents are being provided to you at no charge.

Please note, however, that pursuant to section 552.137 of the Government Code and the previous determination issued by the Open Records Division, the OAG has redacted personal e-mail addresses not subject to section 552.137(c) of the Government Code. See Open Records Decision No. 684 (2009) (governmental bodies may withhold certain information without necessity of requesting decision from Open Records Division).

The OAG has redacted the date of birth of a living individual pursuant to the previous determination issued by the Open Records Division in Open Records Letter No. 2016-17399 (2016). See also Open Records Decision No. 673 (2001) (providing that Open Records Division can issue two types of previous determinations to governmental bodies).

Finally, the Open Records Division has redacted portions of the responsive records that reveal the substance of the information that was submitted to that division for review under section 552.301(e)(1)(D) of the Government Code. The OAG is prohibited by section 552.3035 of the Government Code from disclosing to the requestor or any member of the public the information that is submitted to the Open Records Division for a ruling. See Gov't Code ยง 552.3035.

If you have any questions, please contact me at publicrecords@oag.texas.gov.<mailto:publicrecords@texasattorneygeneral.gov.>


Kyle Gavit
Public Information Coordinator's Office
Office of the Attorney General