Two Wynne Police Officers Resigned Due To Allegations Of Meeting Underaged Minors

Nicole Kanu filed this request on behalf of Christopher Reed with the Wynne Arkansas Police Department of Wynne, AR.
Due Oct. 28, 2021
Est. Completion None
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From: Christopher Reed

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Personnel Files for Officers Bobby Swan and Garrett Runsick , including Investigative File For Allegations. All records in regards to above Officers

2. All records created, sent, or received about Officers Bobby Swan and Garrett Runsick Investigation

1. A complete copy of All Officers of Wynne Police Depart Employee Performance Folder/Files, or the equivalent, that contains their evaluations, appraisals, proficiency reports, and related notes.

2. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to Investigation of two officers,. The documents should include any settlement agreement reached in the matter.

3. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to any and all complaints filed against the City of Wynne from 2000 to present. The documents should include any settlement agreement reached in the matter.

4. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to any grievances filed by any and all officers. The documents should include all responses by the Agency and the ultimate decision.

9. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to all internal investigation regarding allegation of sexual harassment, sexual harassment or any other misconduct.

11. A list of employees with race, status, hire date and title.

22. Copies of all decision letters on all complaints filed against the Wynne Police Department. If there are no decision letters on certain proposals, please provide the ultimate disposition in those matters.

23. All documents generated by having your information technology staff conduct the following keyword searches of the electronic mail system(s) utilized by these employees (or former employees) of the Wynne Police Department and The City of Wynne.

The keyword search should include, but not be limited to, folders in active mailbox messages, outgoing messages, and archive files and folders. The keyword search parameters are as follows:

Date range of the email search: 1980 to present

Key Words for the search of email message body, subject line, and attachments: Reed, Young, discrimination, n-word, nigger, “sexual harassment,”

(Please provide a hard copy of all messages resulting from the foregoing searches and an electronic copy of the search results in PDF format. Please ensure that all electronic mail messages provided contain message header information including the names of the sender and all recipients, subject line, and date sent or received. Please include the message body for each message and any message attachments. Also include any other information routinely included in your agency’s mail message headers.)

24. Any additional documents or information the City of Wynne would like to provide.

The pertinent provisions of the statutes under which this request is made are set forth by Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The request is made for public purposes and in connection with an possible pending official investigation in which request have been made.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

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.

This request is filed by Nicole Kanu, a citizen of Arkansas, in coorindatation with {user.profile.full_name}.

From:

Good evening,

Your FOIA request has been received. Please provide proof of Arkansas residency in order to proceed with fulfilling your request.

Thank you.

From: Christopher Reed

The request is made by Nicole Kanu which is a resident of Arkansas. They are also working with S & R Investments which is a Arkansas LLC.

From: Wynne Arkansas Police Department

Please provide proof that Nicole Kanu is a resident of Arkansas, or if S & R Investments is an Arkansas LLC, have them make the request and I will forward the information requested along to the Arkansas LLC or Nicole Kanu.

Thank you.

From: Christopher Reed

Thanks for your prompt response. S & R Investments have different Divisions. The Corporate location is in Arkansas. The Please see attached.

From: Wynne Arkansas Police Department

At this time, I am declining your FOIA request as you are not a citizen of Arkansas, you have not provided proof that Nicole Kanu is a resident of Arkansas and that you have the authority to make this request on her behalf, and the S&R Investments, LLC that you mentioned was not mentioned in the FOIA request and did not make the FOIA request.

I will be happy to respond to a FOIA request from an Arkansas citizen or from an Arkansas corporation as required by Arkansas FOIA.

From: Christopher Reed

Thanks For Your Prompt Response, Please provide the contact for Arkansas FOIA Appeal Rights and The proper contact for service of legal documents for civil remedies through court.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Please see attached for Nicole Kanu's proof of citizenship. Thank you for your help with this request!

From: Wynne Arkansas Police Department

To whom it may concern,

As you may be aware, pursuant to Ark. Code § 25-19-105(a)(1)(A), the Arkansas FOIA is only available to citizens of the State of Arkansas. I note that you have directed that any response be sent to requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com><mailto:requests@muckrock.com> . The web site operated by MuckRock indicates that the business is located in Massachusetts. https://www.muckrock.com/tos/. Further, it appears that MuckRock is not registered to conduct business in the State of Arkansas.
Considering these facts, the request does not constitute a valid FOIA request. Accordingly, the City respectfully declines to furnish records in response to your request.

From: Christopher Reed

Please See Attached Request. It’s filed by Christopher Reed an resident of Wynne, Arkansas as proven by your records in your possession.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Personnel Files for Officers Bobby Swan and Garrett Runsick , including Investigative File For Allegations. All records in regards to above Officers

2. All records created, sent, or received about Officers Bobby Swan and Garrett Runsick Investigation

1. A complete copy of All Officers of Wynne Police Depart Employee Performance Folder/Files, or the equivalent, that contains their evaluations, appraisals, proficiency reports, and related notes.

2. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to Investigation of two officers,. The documents should include any settlement agreement reached in the matter.

3. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to any and all complaints filed against the City of Wynne from 2000 to present. The documents should include any settlement agreement reached in the matter.

4. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to any grievances filed by any and all officers. The documents should include all responses by the Agency and the ultimate decision.

9. All documents, notes and correspondence (including electronic correspondence) pertaining to all internal investigation regarding allegation of sexual harassment, sexual harassment or any other misconduct.

11. A list of employees with race, status, hire date and title.

22. Copies of all decision letters on all complaints filed against the Wynne Police Department. If there are no decision letters on certain proposals, please provide the ultimate disposition in those matters.

23. All documents generated by having your information technology staff conduct the following keyword searches of the electronic mail system(s) utilized by these employees (or former employees) of the Wynne Police Department and The City of Wynne.

The keyword search should include, but not be limited to, folders in active mailbox messages, outgoing messages, and archive files and folders. The keyword search parameters are as follows:

Date range of the email search: 1980 to present

Key Words for the search of email message body, subject line, and attachments: Reed, Young, discrimination, n-word, nigger, “sexual harassment,”

(Please provide a hard copy of all messages resulting from the foregoing searches and an electronic copy of the search results in PDF format. Please ensure that all electronic mail messages provided contain message header information including the names of the sender and all recipients, subject line, and date sent or received. Please include the message body for each message and any message attachments. Also include any other information routinely included in your agency’s mail message headers.)

24. Any additional documents or information the City of Wynne would like to provide.

The pertinent provisions of the statutes under which this request is made are set forth by Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The request is made for public purposes and in connection with an possible pending official investigation in which request have been made.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

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.

From: Wynne Arkansas Police Department

We have received this request and are working on gathering the requested documents that are disclosable per FOIA.

From: Wynne Arkansas Police Department

We have received this request and are working on gathering the requested documents that are disclosable per FOIA.

From: Wynne Arkansas Police Department

This FOIA Request has already been fulfilled to my understanding.

From: Christopher Reed

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