Sexual Harassment Complaints/Lawsuits (Metropolitan Police Department)

JPat Brown filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
Tracking #

2017-FOIA-00731

Multi Request Sexual Harassment Complaints/Lawsuits
Due Dec. 14, 2017
Est. Completion Jan. 19, 2018
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: JPat Brown

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:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against the Department over the last 5 years. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

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,

JPat Brown

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Good Afternoon,

Please submit your request to the Freedom of Information Act Office. Thank you.

Sergeant Blonese Thomas
Metropolitan Police Department
Corporate Support Bureau
Records Branch
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

"We are the Metropolitan Police Department."
"We are here to help."

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Mr. JPat Brown
Via: Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
FOIA Request No. 2018-FOIA-00731

Dear Mr. Brown:

This concerns your November 7, 2017, Freedom of Information (FOIA) request for records of the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against the MPD the last five (5) years, including requests for, or documentation of, funds to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits. I am assigned as coordinator of your FOIA request.

The nature of the records requested is such that we anticipate the need for consultation with one or more components as to the disposition of any records that may be located. Therefore, this is to let you know that we anticipate the need for at least one ten working-day extension, and that at this time we hope to be able to respond by December 14, 2017, although it is possible that some additional time may be warranted to complete processing of the request.

We will make every effort to locate records that may be responsive, and we anticipate responding, after having reviewed and otherwise addressed records that may be located, as soon as possible.

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

Sincerely,
Robert Eckert
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Metropolitan Police Department
Robert.eckert@dc.gov<mailto:Robert.eckert@dc.gov>
"We are here to help."

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Mr. JPat Brown
Via: Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>>
FOIA Request No. 2018-FOIA-00731

Dear Mr. Brown:

Thank you for your query about your FOIA request, referenced above, for records of the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against the MPD the last five (5) years, including requests for, or documentation of, funds to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits. I am assigned as coordinator of your FOIA request.

Again, the nature of the records requested is such that we anticipate the need for.additional processing time. It appears that we have received some records, but due to a backlog of FOIA requests and time needed to review for responsiveness, completeness, consultation with one or more components, and any needed processing and review for adequacy, we will need additional time to complete processing of the FOIA request. At this time we hope to be able to respond by January 19, 2018, although, again, it is possible that some additional time may be warranted to complete processing of the request.

Again, we anticipate responding, after having reviewed and otherwise addressed records that may be located, as soon as possible.

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

Sincerely,
Robert Eckert
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Metropolitan Police Department
Robert.eckert@dc.gov<mailto:Robert.eckert@dc.gov<mailto:Robert.eckert@dc.gov%3cmailto:Robert.eckert@dc.gov>>
"We are here to help."
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On Oct. 31, 2017:
Good Afternoon,

Please submit your request to the Freedom of Information Act Office. Thank you.

Sergeant Blonese Thomas
Metropolitan Police Department
Corporate Support Bureau
Records Branch
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

"We are the Metropolitan Police Department."
"We are here to help."

---

On Oct. 31, 2017:
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:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of sexual harassment complaints and/or lawsuits brought against the Department over the last 5 years. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

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,

JPat Brown

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/metropolitan-police-department-385/sexual-harassment-complaintslawsuits-metropolitan-police-department-45371/?uuid-login=ae3182e9-4bd2-49cd-a008-4500087f6bbb&email=robert.eckert%40dc.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45371
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
[http://email.requests.muckrock.com/o/eJwNzEsSgyAMANDTlCWTRAKyYNHvNTo1hNZRhylqz19Xb_dyYvZmTAQYkNAhALK3CIE7sHThB3TU0_l-vWGMJwdNv7uu22qXXaZWZbJSF_NJNGjJpfTEOiDFEDGw9ILA5LVENbq8xvk55uSD75w3LbU6aNusynRw1Fnsu_7-SJsqdA]

Files

There are no files associated with this request.