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Recordings of officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number 20-043514.

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Dear Lakewood 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:

Recordings of officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number 20-043514.

Yours faithfully,
Alter Katz

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

On 6/16/2020 9:05:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

BE ADVISED ALL TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED.  STAFF IS WORKING REMOTELY. 
THEREFORE, THIS MAY AFFECT THE DUE DATE OF YOUR REQUEST AS ACCESS TO
CERTAIN FILES MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE.  YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE IS
APPRECIATED.  WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE UNDER THE
CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

On 6/16/2020 9:06:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

BE ADVISED, SHOULD THE FILE BE TOO LARGE FOR AN EMAIL, IT MAY BE REQUIRED
TO BE MAILED TO YOU VIA THE POST OFFICE WHICH WILL INCUR A FEE FOR POSTAGE
AND A FEE FOR THE FLASH DRIVE. PLEASE PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER IN ORDER THAT
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN CONTACT YOU WITH POSSIBLE COSTS AND THEY WOULD
NEED AN ADDRESS SHOULD THEY NEED TO MAIL THE FLASH DRIVE TO YOU.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 6/16/2020 9:05:00 AM. The official Records Custodian
received your request on 06/16/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is 06/25/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

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:  Recordings of
officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number
20-043514.

 

Your request is in review as of 06/16/2020 and will be responded to
within 7 business days.

 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood to deny access. At
your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court
of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council
(GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact
the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819,
Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site
at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 06/16/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 06/16/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 06/25/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

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:  Recordings of
officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number
20-043514.

 

Accordingly, the Police Department department has requested clarification
with the following comment:

AS PER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:  What particular document is the requester
seeking?  Radio transmissions?  Also, can the requester verify what common
law standing they have?
 

This request does not completely identify specific government records.  A
proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those
documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by
simply requesting "any" or "all" information. Custodians are not required
to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 
2005). Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collated
and compiled are not "encompassed" by OPRA, See New Jersey Builders
Association v. New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super.
166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). 

 

Currently, your request fails to identify with reasonable clarity the
specific government records sought, as is required by Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.2005). At this time, we
request clarification of your OPRA request. Please respond in writing and
identify the specific government records sought so that we may process
your request. Failure to provide written clarification of your request
will result in the closure of this OPRA request.

 

PLEASE CLICK REPLY ALL WHEN SENDING FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THIS REQUEST.
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY EMAILS YOU MAY RECIEVE FROM
[email address]. THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD WILL RESPOND
ACCORDINGLY.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 06/16/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 06/16/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 06/25/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

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:  Recordings of
officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number
20-043514.

 

Accordingly, the following department(s) have requested clarification with
the following comments:

Department Comments
Police Department AS PER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:  What particular document
is the requester seeking?  Radio transmissions?  Also,
can the requester verify what common law standing they
have?

 

This request does not completely identify specific government records.  A
proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those
documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by
simply requesting "any" or "all" information. Custodians are not required
to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 
2005). Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collated
and compiled are not "encompassed" by OPRA, See New Jersey Builders
Association v. New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super.
166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). 

 

Currently, your request fails to identify with reasonable clarity the
specific government records sought, as is required by Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.2005). At this time, we
request clarification of your OPRA request. Please respond in writing and
identify the specific government records sought so that we may process
your request. Failure to provide written clarification of your request
will result in the closure of this OPRA request.

 

PLEASE CLICK REPLY ALL WHEN SENDING FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THIS REQUEST.
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY EMAILS YOU MAY RECIEVE FROM
[email address]. THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD WILL RESPOND
ACCORDINGLY.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

On 6/16/2020 11:49:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

AS PER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CLARIFICATION IS NEEDED AS FOLLOWS:  What
particular document is the requester seeking?  Radio transmissions?  Also,
can the requester verify what common law standing they have?

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Dear Lakewood Township,

I want the recordings from officer Andrew Solomon badge #380s body recorders during the incidents listed above.

Yours faithfully,

Gershon Katz

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 6/16/2020 9:05:00 AM. The official Records Custodian
received your request on 06/16/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is 06/25/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

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:  Recordings of
officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number
20-043514.  CLARIFICATION MADE ON 6/16/20 AS FOLLOWS: I want the
recordings from officer Andrew Solomon badge #380s body recorders during
the incidents listed above.

 

Your request is in review as of 06/16/2020 and will be responded to
within 7 business days.

 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood to deny access. At
your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court
of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council
(GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact
the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819,
Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site
at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

On 6/16/2020 1:10:00 PM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

AS PER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:  RECORD DOES NOT EXIST.  LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP
DOES  NOT HAVE BODY RECORDINGS/BODY CAMS.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02746

 

Dear Alter/Gershon Katz,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 06/16/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 06/16/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 06/25/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

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:  Recordings of
officers conversations during case number 20-048505 and case number
20-043514.  CLARIFICATION MADE ON 6/16/20 AS FOLLOWS: I want the
recordings from officer Andrew Solomon badge #380s body recorders during
the incidents listed above.

 

Response: The Township of Lakewood cannot provide the document(s)
requested because no document relative to the request exists.

 

You have a right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood to deny
access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the
Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government
Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. 
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at
P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at
their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

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