Giglio lists

Brian Waters filed this request with the Windham County State's Attorney of Windham County, VT.
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From: Brian Waters

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act, I hereby request any lists or databases regarding the credibilty of police officers. Such lists are common in many jurisdictions, and go by names such as "Giglio lists," "Brady lists," "bad cop lists," "police credibility lists," or "do not call lists." Please provide the list in its entirety, which should include, at a minimum, the name of each officer on the list, and information about why the officer is on the list.

Furthermore, I am requesting any other records that refer to or discuss said lists, such as policies regarding when or how officers are added to the lists, when and how officers are removed, and how the lists are used.

For reference, I have linked two news articles which describe such lists in New York and Philadelphia, and one article which indicates that your office placed officer Sean Wilson on such a list in 2017:

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Brian Waters

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Windham County State's Attorney

Please be advised that I responded to this request on August 26, 2019. See attached.

From: Brian Waters

Hi James, thanks for the response.

The previous request, to which you found responsive documents, was for Brady "letters." This request is for Brady "lists." I have found that, in some offices, a distinction is made, and it is necessary to ask for both. It sounds like Windham County doesn't make such a distinction. Please let me know whether this is the case, and I'll consider the request complete.

Sorry for the confusion,
Brian Waters