University of Virginia PD internal comms. during Charlottesville

Liam Knox filed this request with the University of Virginia of Virginia.
Tracking #

P001361-071019

Due July 26, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Liam Knox


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all emails and other internal communications between University of Virginia Police Department officers, sent between August 10 and August 13, 2017, which include the terms: "Charlottesville," "Antifa," "Unite the Right," "Alt-Right," "Tiki Torches," "protest," "rally," "counter-protest," and/or "students."

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,

Liam Knox

From: University of Virginia

Dear Liam :
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:A copy of all emails and other internal communications between University of Virginia Police Department officers, sent between August 10 and August 13, 2017, which include the terms: "Charlottesville," "Antifa," "Unite the Right," "Alt-Right," "Tiki Torches," "protest," "rally," "counter-protest," and/or "students."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,Liam KnoxUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Funiversity-of-virginia-3079%252Funiversity-of-virginia-pd-internal-comms-during-charlottesville-76907%252F%253F&url_auth_token=AAAT5o6A4QBs6i_7TkENuxVN0uo%3A1hl3ZS%3Au4n4Qmj1tHkh20Gpibcxd8NuomE
Under FOIA, UVA has five working days to respond to your request.  You can expect to receive an initial response by 7/17/2019.  If it is not practically possible to provide the requested records or to determine their availability within five working days, FOIA allows for UVA to request an additional seven working days.  Va. Code § 2.2-3704(A)(4).  If additional time, beyond the seven-work-day period, is needed in order to fulfill your request, we will make reasonable efforts to reach an agreement with you for records production as required under FOIA.  Va. Code §§ 2.2-3700 and 2.2-3704(C).
Additionally, UVA may recover its actual costs incurred in processing your request.  This includes costs incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, or searching for the records you have requested, including, but not limited to, the costs of reviewing records to determine whether or not they are public records responsive to your request, exempt under FOIA, or may not lawfully be disclosed pursuant to some other provision of law (See Va. Code §2.2-3704(F)).
If costs are likely to exceed $200, as permitted by FOIA, we do require advanced payment prior to fulfilling a request.  Va. Code § 2.2-3704(H).  If costs are likely to be less than $200, actual costs incurred by UVA will be billed to you after you receive your response.  In either case, I will let you know of any costs in advance.
Thank you for contacting this office.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Nick Mathews Freedom of Information Act Officer
University Communications University of Virginia (434) 924-3629 www.virginia.edu/foia

From: University of Virginia

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all emails and other internal communications between University of Virginia Police Department officers, sent between August 10 and August 13, 2017, which include the terms: "Charlottesville," "Antifa," "Unite the Right," "Alt-Right," "Tiki Torches," "protest," "rally," "counter-protest," and/or "students."

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,

Liam Knox

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Funiversity-of-virginia-3079%252Funiversity-of-virginia-pd-internal-comms-during-charlottesville-76907%252F%253F&url_auth_token=AAAT5o6A4QBs6i_7TkENuxVN0uo%3A1hl3ZS%3Au4n4Qmj1tHkh20Gpibcxd8NuomE
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.”
Upon entering this request into the University’s FOIA system, you indicated you are not a member of the media but that you are a resident of the Commonwealth.
If you are not a member of the media, pursuant to Virginia’s FOIA statute, Virginia 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.
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?
Thank you for your clarification.
Nick Mathews
FOIA Officer

From: Liam Knox

Hi Nick,

I'm not sure where you read that I'm not a member of the media, but I am. I am a reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, and if deemed newsworthy, information from these records would be published there. I'm also not a resident of the commonwealth; I live in D.C.

My full name is Liam Knox; my legal address right now is 227 Boston Ave, Medford, MA, 02155, though I am currently living in D.C. temporarily.

Thank you! Let me know if you need any more information from me.

Best,

Liam

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