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									              COUNCIL COMMUNICATION
From:         The City Manager

Subject:      Verna Howard Freedom of Information Act Appeal

Manager’s Recommendation:

        I recommend that the FOIA request appeal submitted by Ms. Howard be denied.

Justification:
        On August 6, 2004, the Saginaw Police Department received a Freedom of

Information Act (FOIA) request from Verna Howard requesting a copy of the police

incident report relating to her son’s homicide. On August 9, 2004, the Saginaw Police

Department sent Ms. Howard a letter denying her request pursuant to MCL

15.243(1)(b)(i). This section states that information is exempt from disclosure because

it would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.

        On August 13, 2004, the City received an appeal from Ms. Howard. Her appeal

requests the following information:

        1.    A list of 911 calls;

        2.    911 Transcripts;

        3.    The time Saginaw police officers were dispatched to the scene;

        4.    The time Saginaw police officers arrived at the scene;

        5.    The time Saginaw police officers left the scene;

        6.    The time Saginaw police officers arrived at St. Mary’s hospital;

        7.    The time MMR was dispatched to the scene;

        8.    The time MMR arrived on the scene;

        9.    The time MMR left the scene;

        10.   The time MMR arrived at St. Mary’s hospital;



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      11.    A copy of the autopsy report; and

      12.    Why the times on the MMR report are different from those listed on the

             Emergency Room report?

      Ms. Howard’s appeal requests records that are different from the document she

requested in her original request.

Council Action:

      Council __________ _____________ moved that the recommendation of the

City Manager be approved.




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