|Submitted||June 7, 2020|
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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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth 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.
Dear Mr. Breen,
This office is in receipt of your request for information, a copy of which
is attached. Specifically, you have asked for "copies of all reports,
lists, or databases detailing the number and /or status of lawsuits brought
against the Virginia Commonwealth University police department since
Attached at no cost is a list of lawsuits brought against VCU involving the
police department or individual officers since 2016 that I believe includes
the information you have requested. If you would like copies of other
records, please identify those records with reasonable specificity and VCU
will respond accordingly. Thank you.
Michele S. Howell
University Public Affairs
Grace Street Center, Sixth Floor
912 W. Grace St./ P.O. Box 842041
Richmond, VA 23284-2041
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.