Wichita, KS, Stolen/Recovered Gun Reports

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Wichita Police Department of Wichita, KS.
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From: Brian Freskos

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:

1) 16C002399
2) 15C516708
3) 14C026887
4) 16C055347
5) 15C045200
6) 15C064752
7) 15C064723
8) 13C000375
9) 12C088356
10) 15C080160
11) 15C015235
12) 15C070780
13) 15C045861
14) 15C002890
15) 11C076901
16) 16C063668
17) 12C520662
18) 14C034359
19) 14C512328
20) 16C069937
21) 16C524512

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:

The Trace
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.

Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

From: WPD - Body Worn Cameras

Good afternoon,

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.

Krissie Lagana
Wichita Police Department
Records Bureau

From: Brian Freskos

Hi,

Thank you for providing the estimate. I would like to remove three from the list.

1) 16C002399
2) 15C516708
3) 16C055347
4) 15C045200
5) 13C000375
6) 12C088356
7) 15C080160
8) 15C015235
9) 15C070780
10) 15C045861
11) 15C002890
12) 11C076901
13) 16C063668
14) 12C520662
15) 14C034359
16) 14C512328
17) 16C069937
18) 16C524512

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.

Thanks!

From: Brian Freskos

Hi,

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.

Thank you,
Brian

From: WPD - Body Worn Cameras

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.

Thank you
Krissie Lagana

From: Brian Freskos

The check should be on its way shortly. Do you know approximately when the records might be ready? Thanks!

From: WPD - Body Worn Cameras

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.

Thank you
Krissie Lagana

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $250.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Brian Freskos

Hi Krissie,

Just wanted to check in. Have you received the check for this request?

From: WPD - Body Worn Cameras

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.

Thank you
Krissie Lagana

From: Brian Freskos

sounds good Thanks!

From: Brian Freskos

Hi Krissie,

Just wanted to follow up. Do you know if this request has gone out yet?

From: Wichita Police Department

Have you received the documents yet? This went out in the mail no later than the 16th of October.

Thank you
Krissie Lagana

From: Brian Freskos

Hi Krissie!

Sorry for the late reply. Yes I have received the documents. Thank you!

From: Wichita Police Department

Thank you for letting us know.

Krissie Lagana

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