Dear Brick Township,

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:

Global Subject Activity Reports from the police department for the following:

Alexa Ray Cook
Joshua Scott Preston
Vanessa Marie Raymundo

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

In response to your OPRA Request below:

Your request is too broad and does not identify a specific government record (ex: incident/case number).

Please identify the specific record(s) that you are requesting. As recognized by the court, an OPRA request is not intended as a research tool, but rather as an avenue for citizens to obtain specific government records. MAG Entertainment, LLC v. Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534, 550 (2005). OPRA simply operates to make identifiable government records readily accessible for copying, inspection or examination. Also, the Appellate Division, Elizabeth Mason v. City of Hoboken, Docket No. A-0508-06T5, held that "OPRA is not intended to be used as a fishing expedition or as a research tool to compile unknown documents."

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Office of the Township Clerk/Vital Statistics
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, New Jersey 08723
732-262-1003

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Dear Ms. Larney,

Documents provided by the Brick Township Police Department to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office are labeled on the top as "Global Subject Activity Report." That is the specific government record I am referring to. It lists the person's name, physical characteristics, aliases, etc... followed by a listing of all the cases/etc involving the said individual. I am not asking for any additional research to be done, simply a copy of the same documents (Global Subject Activity Reports) that are sent to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office (with appropriate redactions). They are, as mentioned above, "identifiable government records readily accessible for copying", so please provide those.

Please refer to pages 3-8 of this PDF in order to see the exact type of document I am referring to:
https://opramachine.com/request/23586/re...

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

I forwarded your response below to our Police Records Dept. and awaiting a response.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Office of the Township Clerk/Vital Statistics
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, New Jersey 08723
732-262-1003

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Jessica Larney, Brick Township

I forwarded your response back to the Police Department who are seeking the counsel of our Township Attorney. Therefore, we will need an extension on this request until 7/9/21 for review by the Township Attorney and response.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Office of the Township Clerk/Vital Statistics
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, New Jersey 08723
732-262-1003

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Dear Ms. Larney,

I just realized I never heard back about this open OPRA request. You stated the township attorney would look into the matter and you would provide me a response by July 9. We are now heading into August, so hopefully is response is ready. This is in regards to this OPRA request: https://opramachine.com/request/police_r...

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

I have been following up with the Police Department, but I still have not heard back. I just emailed them again and I will let you know ASAP what the status is.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Office of the Township Clerk/Vital Statistics
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, New Jersey 08723
732-262-1003

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Dear Ms. Larney,

Okay, thank you for the update!

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

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Dear Resident,

I finally received the attached documents from the Police Department regarding your below request.

They have been redacted, citing:

N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 (Legislative Findings)
1) Privacy Interest - “a public agency has a responsibility and an obligation to safeguard from public access a citizen's personal information with which it has been entrusted when disclosure thereof would violate the citizen's reasonable expectation of privacy.” See Burnett v. Cnty. of Bergen, 198 N.J. 408 (2009).
AND
Executive Order No. 26 (McGreevey 2002)
4) Information relating to medical, psychiatric or psychological history, diagnosis, treatment or evaluation.
AND
N.J.S.A 2C:25-33 ("Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991")
- All records maintained pursuant to this act shall be confidential and shall not be made available to any individual or institution except as otherwise provided by law.
AND
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 Victims’ records - a. an individually-identifiable file or document held by a victims' rights agency which pertains directly to a victim of a crime except that a victim of a crime shall have access to the victim's own records. "Victims' rights agency" means a public agency, or part thereof, the primary responsibility of which is providing services,
including but not limited to food, shelter, or clothing, medical, psychiatric, psychological or legal services or referrals, information and referral services, counseling and support services, or financial services to victims of crimes, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, violent crime, child endangerment, child abuse or child neglect, and the Victims of Crime Compensation Board. b. any written OPRA request by a crime victim for a record to which the victim is entitled to access, including, but not limited to, any law enforcement agency report, domestic violence offense report, and temporary or permanent restraining order

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Office of the Township Clerk/Vital Statistics
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, New Jersey 08723
732-262-1003

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Dear Ms. Larney,

Thanks for following up and sending the records.

Yours sincerely,

Resident