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Use of force report forms beginning January 1 2016 through and up to and including December 31 2018.

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Dear Bayonne City,

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: All Use of Force Report Forms, Each Individual Form, Suspect Names Redacted if required, from year beginning January 1 2016 through and up to and including December 31 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Johnson

OPRA, Bayonne City

Consistent with the State of New Jersey's most recent directive regarding
OPRA requests, please be advised that the satutory deadline (7 business
days) does not apply during this current State of Emergency.  Consistent
with said directive, however, Bayonne's

custodian of government records shall make a reasonable effort, as the
circumstances permit, to respond to a request for access to a government
record within seven business days or as soon as possible thereafter. 
Given our current reduced staffing levels during this State of Emergency,
we will endeavor to have your request answered as soon as possible, but we
project that certain requests will take up to 30 days to fulfill.  Thank
you for your understanding and patience.

OPRA, Bayonne City

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Hello Joseph, please see attached, this is the first of 3 e-mails
responding to your OPRA request (#20-329) regarding ‘Use of Force’ –
Bayonne, NJ

The following are redactions explanations:

 

Subject: OPRA 20-329 Email 1 of 3

 

Redactions:

 

1)   Names of Minors:  N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1. “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.   Burnette v. County of Bergen, 198 N.J. 408 (2009).

2)   Medical Information has been redacted pursuant to Executive Order No.
26 (McGreevey 2002) as information relating to medical, psychiatric or
psychological history, diagnosis, treatment or evaluation is exempt from
disclosure.

3)   Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9, exemptions contained in other State or
federal statutes and regulations, Executive Orders of the Governor, Rules
of Court, Constitution of this State, or judicial case law shall be
upheld.  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:25-33 (“Prevention of Domestic Violence
Act of 1991”), which states that “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.” Therefore,
nineteen (19) Use of Force Reports for Domestic incidents have not been
provided as same are exempt from disclosure.

 

 

Regards,

Christina LaGatta

City of Bayonne

Law Department

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Response #2 (Use of Force – Bayonne, NJ)

 

Regards,

Christina LaGatta

City of Bayonne

Law Department

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3 Attachments

Joseph, attached is the 3^rd and final response to your OPRA request
regarding Use of Force.

This OPRA is considered closed.

Stay well … Be safe!

 

Regards,

Christina LaGatta

City of Bayonne

Law Department

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