|Submitted||Dec. 8, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:
This request has to do with the Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport, commonly known as the B.A.T.T., which is manufactured by the Armored Group LLC. I ask for:
-Contractual documents. Examples of this are invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents etc.
-Records of communication with the Armored Group LLC, which has a domain of @armoredcars.com. This correspondence from the department would likely be coming from either the chief of police or a head of procurement.
-Training and/or usage guidelines or policy for this vehicle.
-Any utilization logs for this vehicle.
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 3 business days, as the statute requires.
Your request for records under the Kansas Open Records Act has been received and processed by our Agency. Those records which are available to the public and responsive to your request are attached. Your request for training and/or usage guidelines or policy for this vehicle is denied pursuant to KSA 45-221(a)(10)(B) & (D) as such documents could compromise future law enforcement actions and could reveal confidential investigative techniques or procedures not known to the general public.
If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.
Luther L. Ganieany, Jr.
Police Legal Advisor
Topeka Police Department
320 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
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