Virginia Beach Drowning of Rabbi Reuvan Bauman (Virginia State Police)

Barry Kaplan filed this request with the Virginia State Police of Virginia .
Multi Request Virginia Beach Drowning of Rabbi Reuvan Bauman
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From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like all information related to the drowning and subsequent Search and Rescue of Rabbi Reuvan Bauman, a Rabbi at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Norfolk Virgina. Rabbi Bauman went missing on July 9, 2019. He was in the water at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuse / False Cape State Park when he was pulled out to sea. I'd like all police reports, witness statements, and any other responsive documents concerning this event including emails or other official communication.

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Virginia State Police

Thank you for your correspondence to the Virginia Department of State
Police (the Department). As you may be aware, requests for records of the
Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by
the *Virginia
Freedom of Information Act* (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 *et. seq.* of the *Code of
Virginia*.

Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not
be found or do not exist in the Department's investigative files. The
Department only houses police incident reports for cases it has
investigated, not those conducted by other agencies. Any incident report
will need to be obtained from the agency that made the arrest.

We regret we are unable to assist you further in this matter but hope the
information provided is helpful.

We suggest you contact: *Virginia Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team*
* 740 Virginia Beach Blvd. VA.
23451*
* TEL: 757-646-2659*

Thank you,
Jessica Melendez
On behalf of David L. Ostwinkle

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>
First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: Virginia Beach
Drowning of Rabbi Reuvan Bauman (Virginia State Police)
To: <foia@vsp.virginia.gov>

Virginia State Police
FOIA Office
P. O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472

July 22, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like all information related to the drowning and subsequent Search
and Rescue of Rabbi Reuvan Bauman, a Rabbi at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in
Norfolk Virgina. Rabbi Bauman went missing on July 9, 2019. He was in the
water at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuse / False Cape State Park when
he was pulled out to sea. I'd like all police reports, witness statements,
and any other responsive documents concerning this event including emails
or other official communication.

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's
services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

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