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City of Dallas

January2I,20ll

SteveThompson
@dallasnews.com
stevethompson

Re: Requestfor an Open RecordsDecision

Dear Mr. Thompson:

This letter responds to your open records request received by the City of Dallas ("City") on
January9,2011, for all existing documentation,including but not limited to, notes related to the
Dallas Police Department investigation into an incident on January 2, 20lI at 1934 Argyle
Avenue. The requesteddocumentshave been sent to the Attorney General for an open records
decision regarding their release. A copy of the letter to the Attorney General is enclosedfor your
information.

If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact me or Assistant City Attomey
Michael Bostic at 214-670-3519.

Sincerely, /

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WARREN M. S. ERNST
Chief of the GeneralCounsel Division

Attachments

(with Exhibit A only)


Thomas P. Perkins, Jr., City Attomey
Heather Silver, Assistant City Attorney
Michael Bostic, Assistant City Attomey
Jeri Carter. Public Information Office

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City of Dallas

January2l,20tl

HonorableGreg Abbott
Attomey Generalof Texas
300 W. 15thStreet
ClementsBuilding, 12thFloor
P.O.Box L2548
Austin,Texas78711

Re: Requestfor an OpenRecordsDecision

Dear AttorneYGeneralAbbott:
g,20ll, SteveThompsonhasrequestedall existing documentation'
By e-mail dated January
Department'sinvestigationinto an
#r"61,! but not limited to, notesrelatedto thebuttar Police
incidentonJanuary2,2o||at|g34ArgyleAvenue,ExhibitA.
of the city of Dallas ("city")' In our
This office is responsiblefor representingthe legalinterests
public disclosureunderSection
opinion, the requestedinformation may u-""*".pt from required
Texas Govemmentcode (the "Act").
552.101of the public Information Act, chapier 552,
your determinationabout whetherthis
under Section 552.30rof the Act, this office now seeks
information is exemptfrom disclosure'
exceptedfrom-disclos're under Section
we believe that the information in Exhibit B may be
consideredto be confidentialby
ss2.l1rof the Act which exemptsfrom disclosure"information
Section552.101of the Act protects
law, eitherconstitutional,statutory,or by judicial decision."
law right of privacy' To be
from public disclosureinformation coming withln the.common
(l) contain highly intimate 9r
within the common law right -a of privacy, the information must
that its release would be highly
embarrassingfacts about person's prinurc affairs such
legitimate congeqrto the public. open
objectionabreto a reasonableperson and (2) be of no
in Exhibit B consistsof personal
RecordsDecisionNo. 56g (lggg) at 6g5. The information
law right of privacy and would be
information that we believe may be protectedby the cornmon
of no interestto the Public'
relating to the incident, Exhibit c' we
we have also includedcopiesof two newspaperarticles
seekyour decisionashow to proceedin this matter'

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pleasecontact me or Assistantcity Attorney


If you have any questionsregardingthis matter,
MichaelBosticat 214.670.3519'

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WARREN M. S. ERNST
Chief of the GeneralCounselDivision

Attachments

c: (with Exhibit A onlY)


ThomasP. Perkins,Jr., CitY AttomeY
HeatherSilver,AssistantCity Attorney
MichaelBostic,AssistantCity Attorney
Jeri Carter,Public Information Office

SteveThomPson
stevethompson @dallasnews'com
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EXHIBIT
From: Thompson,steve [maiho:stwethompson@dallasnews.om]
SenE SundaY, January09,20111:01PM
To: OpenRecords
subject: 1934ARGYTE AVE

into an incidenton Jan'22oL1'


of the Dallaspoliceinvestigation
f,d fike to requestall existingdocumentation
by officersand polhe
at 1g34ARGYLE AVE.Thesewouldinclude,but not be limitedto, anynotestaken
officialsregardingthe case'

Thanks,

SteveThompson

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