|Submitted||Aug. 15, 2017|
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Dear Records Officer,
Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the police reports, incident reports, crime reports, and/or arrest reports under the following case numbers:
Each of these cases relates to the theft or recovery of a stolen firearm that was used in a crime. We identified them through an analysis of hundreds of thousands of records obtained via public records requests to hundreds of police departments, including the Wichita Police Department. This current request is seeking the aforementioned documents to learn more details about the circumstances under which these firearms were stolen and the crimes in which they were involved.
I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization. I am making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service, which I use to organize and streamline my public records requests. As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not requesting it for commercial purposes.
I would prefer it if you emailed me the documents in a .pdf format. If for any reason the documents must be provided via standard mail, please send them to the following address:
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
In the event that there are fees, I would appreciate if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request and sent me an invoice outlining the reasons for the charges.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, please cite the applicable statutory exemption.
Thank you in advance for your help with this request. If you have any questions, please call me at (919) 522-6354.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 15, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
We have received your request for Wichita Police mulitple gun cases.
Attached is an estimated invoice to produce these records for you. Charges may be more or less upon completion of the request. Should the charges change, an updated invoice will be sent.
Upon receipt of invoice, please advise via email if you wish to proceede with the request for records.
Payment can be made by phone with a credit card to 316-268-4186, or in person or by mail to KORA Request, Wichita Police Department, 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202.
Wichita Police Department
Thank you for providing the estimate. I would like to remove three from the list.
I calculated that this should bring down the estimated cost to about $250. If that's correct, please proceed and let me know when to send the check.
I just wanted to check on the status of this request. Should I go ahead and send a check? If so, please let me know the estimated and I will send payment promptly.
Yes this request has been started and we can do it for the agreed $250.00. If you would like to send a check to Wichita Police Records. Attn: KORA 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202. We will complete the request when we receive payment and get that out to you in the mail.
The check should be on its way shortly. Do you know approximately when the records might be ready? Thanks!
We will get everything printed when we receive payment. My best guess would be 3 to 4 days after we receive payment we will hopefully have those documents back in the mail.
To Whom It May Concern:
Please find enclosed a check for $250.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.
Just wanted to check in. Have you received the check for this request?
Yes we have received the check for the request. We have spent quite a bit of time working on that request this week. It is up in the Law department where they are going to include a letter with the documents. This should be going out in the mail Monday afternoon.
sounds good Thanks!
Just wanted to follow up. Do you know if this request has gone out yet?
Have you received the documents yet? This went out in the mail no later than the 16th of October.
Sorry for the late reply. Yes I have received the documents. Thank you!
Thank you for letting us know.