Police Settlements (University of Virginia Police Department)

Shawn Breen filed this request with the University of Virginia of Virginia.
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P001700-060820

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From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the university police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the university police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

From: University of Virginia

Dear Shawn : I am writing to acknowledge receipt by the University of Virginia of your request for records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Va. Code § 2.2-3700 et seq., for the following records: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the university police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the university police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

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From: University of Virginia

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Hello. I am writing in response to your recent request pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Va. Code § 2.23700 et seq. Under Va. Code §2.2-3704(A), “all public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth, representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth, and representatives of radio and television stations broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth during the regular office hours of the custodian of such records.” If you do not meet either of these qualifications, your request may not be fulfilled. If you are a member of the media, can you identify the newspaper or magazine with circulation in the Commonwealth that you represent in connection with this request, or can you identify the radio and television station broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth that you represent in connection with this request? If you are not a member of the media, pursuant to Virginia's FOIA statute, Va. Code §2.2-3704(A), the University of Virginia requires requesters to provide their full name and legal address. Please send me your name and legal address so that I may continue to process your request. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Jennifer Mackrous, JD, PHR, SHRM-CP
FOIA Officer
Office of the University Counsel foia@virginia.edu
P 434.297.6838 University of Virginia

From: Shawn Breen

Ms. Mackrous,

Thank you. I am a journalist investigating matters of interest to Virginia residents. I represent multiple online magazines currently circulating in the state of Virginia. Should you wish to verify circulation you can do so at rth-media.blogspot.com Per Virginia state FOIA law, representatives of magazines with circulation in the state of Virginia can make requests for public information.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-freedom-of-information-act/

§ 2.2-3704. - A.

"Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth,representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth"

Shawn Breen
Editor and publisher rth-media.blogspot.com

From: University of Virginia

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Dear Shawn :

I am writing in response to your request for records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Va. Code § 2.2-3700 et seq., for the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the university police department since 2016. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the department that lists lawsuits brought against the university police department between 2016-2020. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAT5o6A4QBs6i_7TkENuxVN0uo%3A1jiE7H%3Amg6nBaIlUrMkTLm-6E8BDe2XVzc&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Funiversity-of-virginia-3079%252Fpolice-settlements-university-of-virginia-police-department-94588%252F%253F The University has no records responsive to your request.  Va. Code §2.2-3704(B)(3).  Thank you for contacting this office. Sincerely, Jennifer Mackrous, JD, PHR, SHRM-CP
FOIA Officer
Office of the University Counsel foia@virginia.edu
P 434.297.6838 University of Virginia

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