Reports of abandoned cars in D.C.

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
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From: CJ Ciaramella

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:

All records maintained by the Metropolitan Police Department regarding reports of abandoned or tagless cars from January 1, 2013 to July 8, 2013.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

CJ Ciaramella

From: Ferguson, Aliyyah (MPD)

Ms. Ciaramella,

This letter acknowledges the receipt of your recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The fifteen-day statutory time period permitted to process and respond to your request begins on the first full workday after the receipt of your request. In calculating this time period, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are excluded. Additional time may be needed to respond if your request requires us to search for, collect, and examine a voluminous number of records and/or to consult with other agencies and/or multiple units within the Metropolitan Police Department. We will notify you if additional time is necessary.

When we have completed your request, you will receive a written response advising you as to the availability of the requested records, the cost (if any) for the search and duplication of the records, how to obtain copies of the available records, and your appeal rights.

Sincerely,

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Eckert, Robert (MPD)

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FOIA Request No. 130709-002

Dear CJ Ciaramella:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records regarding reports of abandoned or tagless cars from January 1, 2013 to July 8, 2013 in the District of Columbia.

Upon review, it is my understanding that the records you have requested may be located in the District of Columbia's Department of Public Works (DPW). You may forward a FOIA request to the DPW at the following:

FOIA Office
Christine Davis
Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street N.W. , 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Please know that, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR § 412, you have the right to appeal this letter 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 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 Correspondence Unit, FOIA Appeal, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 316, Washington, D.C. 20004. Electronic versions of the same information can instead be e-mailed to The Mayor's Correspondence Unit at foia.mayor@dc.gov<mailto:foia.mayor@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.

There are no charges for FOIA processing services, in this instance.

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