Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Metropolitan Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
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2020-FOIA-06657

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Metropolitan Police Department

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Beryl Lipton, Request Number 2020-FOIA-06657 has been assigned to the request you submitted in relation to: Request description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Metropolitan Police Department

Re: FOIA Request No. 2020-FOIA-06657 Dear Sir/Madam: This letter is in response to yourFreedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the following: Materials related to andsufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegalbehavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving thisagency. Responsive materials includerecords of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which thisagency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the datethis request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters andlegal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation. In particular, materialsresponsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets,and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or otherallegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party. If spreadsheets or similardocuments are available in response to this request, please provide allsegregable data, including but not limited to: The nature of the claim or legalmatter The claimant and other partiesinvolved The relevant case and trackingnumbers for court and internal systems The date the lawsuit was servedor litigation commenced The final disposition or currentstatus of the case, including whether a case is still pending The amount spent to date as aresult of the legal engagement The amount paid to any partiesrelated to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetarycompensation Please be advised, the requested recordsare not within the possession of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) isthe custodian of the records you seek. You may submit a FOIA request to OAGonline via the District government Public FOIA Portal athttps://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx. Alternatively, you may submit your FOIA request to: RunakoKumbula Allsopp AssistantAttorney General Officeof the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 1350Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 409 Washington,D.C. 20004 Runako.kumbula-allsopp@dc.gov Phone: (202) 807-0363 Please know that, under D.C. OfficialCode § 2-537 and 1 DCMR § 412, you have the right to appeal this letter to theMayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. If you elect to appeal to the Mayor, your appealmust be in writing and contain “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” or “FOIAAppeal” in the subject line of the letter as well on the outside of theenvelope. The appeal must include (1) acopy of the original request; (2) a copy of any written denial; (3) a statementof the circumstances, reasons, and/or arguments advanced in support ofdisclosure; and (4) a daytime telephone number, an e-mail and/or U.S. mailingaddress at which you can be reached. The appeal must be mailed to: theMayor’s Office of Legal Counsel, FOIA Appeal, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,Suite 407, Washington, D.C. 20004. Electronic versions of the same informationcan instead be e-mailed to the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel at foia.appeals@dc.gov. Further, a copy of all appeal materials mustbe forwarded to the Freedom of Information Officer of the involved agency, orto the agency head of that agency, if there is no designated Freedom ofInformation Officer there. Failure to follow these administrativesteps will result in delay in the processing and commencement of a response toyour appeal to the Mayor. Sincere regards, Kimberly Robinson KimberlyRobinson FOIASpecialist Freedomof Information Act (FOIA) Office MetropolitanPolice Department

From: Metropolitan Police Department

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Beryl Lipton, The status for your request is below. Please log into https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the agency's FOIA office that you had submitted your FOIA request to. You can communicate directly with the FOIA office by clicking on Inbox, search the request number, and then click Compose Message. OR, visit to see a list DC Government FOIA Office’s/officer’s contact information and have your Request ID ready. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Contact FOIA Office Request status: Closed Request ID: 2020-FOIA-06657 Description: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:The nature of the claim or legal matterThe claimant and other parties involvedThe relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systemsThe date the lawsuit was served or litigation commencedThe final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pendingThe amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagementThe amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensationIf clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.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 15 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Beryl LiptonUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/ Regards,
DC Government FOIA Portal

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