ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Monmouth County Sheriff's Office,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

1) Any and all information and/or records generated since 6/1/2016 in reference to "First (1st) Amendment Audits", "Police Accountability", "Copwatching", "Copblocking", "Citizens Video Recording" and/or any other activities addressing persons who video-record and/or photograph local, municipal, county, state, federal, and/or military personnel and/or property for the purposes of accountability, education, media related, and/or public awareness of law enforcement/government conduct, including but not limited to documents, emails, memos, bulletins, notices, letters, directives, "bolos", videos, slideshows, presentations, etc.

2) Any and all records and/or documents including but not limited to documents, emails, memos, bulletins, notices, letters, directives, "bolos", videos, slideshows, presentations, etc. generated since 6/1/2016 referring to "Matt Tim", "POLICE STATE: NEW JERSEY", "PSNJ", "Gunnison Undercover", ""Gunnison Undercover NJ", "New Jersey Exposed", "Time to Change, Jersey Style", "NJ Wandering News", "Ironbound Media", and/or "ASK NJ Media Co." in reference to the above described activities.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Patricia Quelch,

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ASK NJ Media Co.:

 

I have been asked as Special County Counsel to assist the Sheriff’s Office
in responding to your latest OPRA request, now due July 2, 2019. While the
emails may be retrieved, it will be more difficult to find all of the
other documents you are seeking as they may not be included in a data base
and would necessitate a hand search. Clarification is needed as to where
you anticipate  such records will be found and who has possession of these
records. The first part of your request is too general and needs
specificity as to the individuals who are supposed to be doing the
videography and those areas which are taped. Additionally, the County has
no access or control over federal, state, or municipal property or
personnel, including military. Therefore, any documents in the possession
of those entities are not in the possession of the County. I await any
clarification or limitation on this request that can be made.

 

Due to the extensive volume of the request as written, additional time is
necessary to comply. I anticipate the response will be available on or
before July 16, 2019.

 

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

 

Patricia Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel

 

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Patricia B. Quelch, Esq.

92 West Main Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

Telephone: 848-207-3500

Fax: 888-401-1567

 

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Patricia Quelch,

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ASK NJ Media Co.:

 

The Sheriff’s Department has compiled numerous documents in response to
your OPRA request, despite your failure to respond to my email of June 27,
2019, asking for clarification. However, the documents are voluminous and
have not yet been reviewed or redacted. Accordingly, additional time is
needed for the review. I anticipate that the documents, or at least part
of the documents, will be available no later than August 5.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

Patricia Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel

 

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Patricia B. Quelch, Esq.

92 West Main Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

Telephone: 848-207-3500

Fax: 888-401-1567

 

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Patricia Quelch,

ASK NJ Media:

 

Unfortunately, I underestimated the amount of time needed to review the
voluminous emails compiled in response to your OPRA request. I anticipated
that I would be done by August 5, but I need additional time. I anticipate
that the response will be ready no later than August 16, if not sooner.

 

Very truly yours,

 

Patricia B. Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel

Patricia Quelch,

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ASK NJ Media:

 

I am almost done with reviewing the emails responsive to your OPRA
request. Due to the volume, the files were placed on a flash drive. Would
it be possible to send the flash drive to you, at no extra cost, rather
than sending numerous emails?

 

Patricia Quelch

 

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Patricia B. Quelch, Esq.

92 West Main Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

Telephone: 848-207-3500

Fax: 888-401-1567

 

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Patricia Quelch,

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ASK NJ Media:

 

I am sending a series of emails with the responsive to your OPRA request.
Please acknowledge receipt.

 

As I indicated in our prior phone conversation, emails were deleted due to
their nature as attorney-client, advisory/consultative/deliberative, or
investigatory files.

 

Patricia Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel

Patricia Quelch,

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ASK NJ Media:

 

I am sending a series of emails with the responsive to your OPRA request.
Please acknowledge receipt.

 

As I indicated in our prior phone conversation, emails were deleted due to
their nature as attorney-client, advisory/consultative/deliberative, or
investigatory files.

 

Patricia Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel

 

Patricia Quelch,

3 Attachments

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    Gunnison Undercover 1.zip

    3.7M Download

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    NJ Wandering News 1.zip

    434K Download

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    Police state New Jersey 1.zip

    127K Download

ASK NJ Media:

 

I am sending a series of emails with the responsive to your OPRA request.
Please acknowledge receipt.

 

As I indicated in our prior phone conversation, emails were deleted due to
their nature as attorney-client, advisory/consultative/deliberative, or
investigatory files.

 

Patricia Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel

 

Patricia Quelch,

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    Time to Change Jersey Style 1.zip

    17.8M Download

ASK NJ Media:

 

I am sending a series of emails with the responsive to your OPRA request.
Please acknowledge receipt.

 

As I indicated in our prior phone conversation, emails were deleted due to
their nature as attorney-client, advisory/consultative/deliberative, or
investigatory files.

 

Patricia Quelch, Esq.

Special County Counsel