|Submitted||Jan. 26, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:
Any email sent or received by any employee of the Washtenaw County Sheriff between January 1, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed which contains the name "Richard Spencer."
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Reporter, Unicorn Riot - a nonprofit educational media organization
Dear Mr. Schiano:
This notice is issued in response to your request dated January 26, 2018 requesting any email sent or received by any employee of the Washtenaw County Sheriff between January 1, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed which contains the name "Richard Spencer." Your request is being granted in part and denied in part.
Your request is granted and attached is the email communication(s) that fulfill your request. However, I am denying documents under MCL 15.243 Sec. 13(1)(n) records of law enforcement codes, or plans; MCL 15.243 Sec.13(1)(s)(v) disclose operational instructions for law enforcement officers or agents.
In accordance with the Act, I am providing you the links to Washtenaw County's written FOIA Policy and related information relative to the Freedom of Information Act. This information is available at http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/risk_management/foia-information/freedom-of-information-act-foia
If you disagree with this decision, you may submit a written appeal specifically stating "appeal" and stating the reasons for appeal, to the County Administrator or seek judicial review under Section 10 of the Act within 180 days after the County's final determination. Within ten (10) days of receiving a request for an appeal, the County Administrator shall (a) reverse the denial; (b) issue a written notice upholding the denial; (c) reverse in part and uphold in part by written notice; or (d) issue a notice extending by ten (10) business days the time to decide the appeal.
If after judicial review, the Circuit Court determines that the County has not fully complied with the disclosure requirements, the Court shall award reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and disbursements. If the Court determines that the County has arbitrarily and capriciously violated the Act, it will also award punitive damages of $1,000.00.
A copy of this request will be kept on file for no less than one (1) year.
Risk Management Analyst/FOIA Coordinator
220 N. Main Street, PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645