Permits issued by MPD for events 9/16/17

Katya Abazajian filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
Tracking # 2017-FOIA-05425
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From: Katya Abazajian

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act of 1974, D.C. Code Ann. § 2-531 et seq. ("D.C. Act"), I hereby request the following records:

I'm looking for a list of all permits issued by the Metropolitan Police Department for parades, marches, rallies, demonstrations, or protests to take place on 09/16/2017. For each permit, I would like logistical information including the event's name, location, date, and time, and the name of the applicant organization, in addition to any other relevant logistical information.

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,

Katya Abazajian

From: Public-Docs, MPD (MPD)

Good Afternoon,

We only provide copies of police reports for incidents and/or offenses that have occurred in Washington, DC. Please submit your request to the Freedom of Information Act Office. Thank you.

Sergeant Blonese Thomas
Metropolitan Police Department
Records Branch

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From: Archie-Mills, Lisa (MPD)

Ms. Abazajian,

This e-mail is in response to the above listed subject Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the following:

All permits issued by the Metropolitan Police Department for parades, marches, rallies, demonstrations, or protests to take place on 09/16/2017. For each permit, I would like logistical information including the event's name, location, date, and time, and the name of the applicant organization, in addition to any other relevant logistical information.

Per a search conducted by personnel assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department, please find attached, documents located and deemed to be responsive to the subject of information requested. Be advised the name, address and phone number of the applicant is personal in nature and has been protected. A release of such information would constitute as a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and is exempt from disclosure pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-534 (a)(2). NOTE: Personnel has advised, at the time of this request, only three (3) permits has been issued for the date of September 16, 2017.
Please know that, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR § 412, you have the right to appeal this e-mail to the Mayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. If you elect to appeal to the Mayor, your appeal must be in writing and contain “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” or “FOIA Appeal” in the subject line of the letter, as well as, on the outside of the envelope. The appeal must include (1) a copy of the original request; (2) a copy of any written denial; (3) a statement of the circumstances, reasons, and/or arguments advanced in support of disclosure; and (4) a daytime telephone number, an e-mail and/or U.S. mailing address at which you can be reached.

The appeal must be mailed to: The Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel, FOIA Appeal, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 407, Washington, D.C. 20004. Electronic versions of the same information can instead be e-mailed to the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel at foia.appeals@dc.gov<mailto:foia.appeals@dc.gov>.” Further, a copy of all appeal materials must be forwarded to the Freedom of Information Officer of the involved agency, or to the agency head of that agency, if there is no designated Freedom of Information Officer there.

Failure to follow these administrative steps will result in delay in the processing and commencement of a response to your appeal to the Mayor.

Sincerely,

Lisa Archie-Mills
FOIA Specialist
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm 4153
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-3721
lisa.archie-mills@dc.gov<mailto:lisa.archie-mills@dc.gov>

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