Washington DC Metro Police Bonus to Phone Us Off Road Tip Submissions

George LeVines filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
Tracking # 2017-FOIA-00521
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From: George LeVines

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 tips submitted to the "Bonus to Phone Us: Off Road" program from January 1, 2016 to the date that this request is processed.

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,

George LeVines

From: Kaufman, Donald

Dear Mr. LeVines:
This office is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA Request Number is 2017-FOIA-00521. Your assigned FOIA Specialist is Kimberly Robinson. Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-532, we have fifteen (15) business-days, subject to the possibility of a ten (10) business-day extension, to respond to the request as of the date of receipt.  More specifically, D.C. Official Code § 2-532(c) and (d) state:
(c) A public body, upon request reasonably describing any public record, shall within 15 days (except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays) of the receipt of any such request either make the requested public record accessible or notify the person making such request of its determination not to make the requested public record or any part thereof accessible and the reasons therefor
(d) In unusual circumstances, the time limit prescribed in subsection (c) of this section may be extended by written notice to the person making such request setting forth the reasons for extension and expected date for determination. Such extension shall not exceed 10 days (except Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays). For purposes of this subsection, and only to the extent necessary for processing of the particular request, "unusual circumstances" are limited to: (1) The need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records which are demanded in a single request; or (2) The need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body having a substantial interest in the determination of the request or among 2 or more components of a public body having substantial subject-matter interest therein.
If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the assigned FOIA Specialist at (202) 727-3721. For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIA Request Number available when you contact our office. Donald Kaufman MPD FOIA Officer

From: Robinson, Kimberly

Please see the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.  Thank you.

From: Robinson, Kimberly C. (MPD)

Good afternoon Mr. LeVines,

Thank you for your inquiry.

I have not received a response to your request yet, however, I have emailed the program office tasked with the search for records responsive to your request for an update.

As soon as I receive there reply I will email you with the status.

Thank you for your patience.

Kimberly Robinson
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Privacy Office
Metropolitan Police Department
(202) 727-3721
Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov<mailto:Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov>

From: Robinson, Kimberly C. (MPD)

Dear Mr. LeVines:

I regret the delay in responding to your FOIA request.

I will follow-up with the unit tasked with responding to our request for records responsive to your request and follow-up with you.

Thank you for your patience.

Sincere regards,

Kimberly Robinson
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Privacy Office
Metropolitan Police Department
(202) 727-3721
Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov<mailto:Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov>

From: Robinson, Kimberly C. (MPD)

Dear Mr. Levines,

The unit tasked with searching for records responsive to your request has advised that additional time was needed to gather records.

We are hopeful to receive responsive records early next week.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Sincere regards,

Kimberly Robinson
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Privacy Office
Metropolitan Police Department
(202) 727-3721
Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov<mailto:Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov>

From: Robinson, Kimberly C. (MPD)

Dear Mr. LeVines,

Records that may be responsive to your request have been received. I will begin reviewing those records early next week. Once I have completed my review and the responsive records have been approved for release the records will be provided to you.

The FOIA Office is experiencing a continued backlog, we appreciate your patience.

Sincere regards,

Kimberly Robinson
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Metropolitan Police Department

From: Robinson, Kimberly C. (MPD)

Dear Mr. LeVines,

The response to your FOIA request is being reviewed for approval to release.

We hope to provide the response to your request very soon.

Thank you for your inquiry and we appreciate your patience.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Robinson
FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Privacy Office
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 727-3721 (office)
Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov<mailto:Kimberlyc.robinson@dc.gov>

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RE: FOIA Request No. 2017-FOIA-00521
Dear Mr. LeVines,
Please find attached the response to your FOIA request.
Thank you.

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