From: Edward Peruta[mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 10:17 AM
To: DESPP Bradford, Reuben; 'Christine.Plourde@ct.gov'; AttorneyAinsworth, Janet; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com';'Patty A. Tartaglino'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Subject: FOI request for updated extracted DESPP database of all currentfirearms in the possession of DESPP that were privately surrendered,confiscated or received by court order to the current date
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
January 13, 2014
As the Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, I believe that you are the custodian of DESPP records, and I hereby request that you forward this FOI request to the head of your department's IT unit and any other personnel with instructions to comply with the provisions of state law regarding Freedom of Information requests.
It has been brought to my attention that your Legal Affairs Unit has experienced difficulty in obtaining timely computer database extracts in responseto FOI requests. I am requesting that you exercise your administrative authority and control to assure that your IT department complies with the provisions of state law regarding FOI requests.
Prompt access to the following public records in database format is requested at this time, and will be requested in the future on a monthly basis in the first week of each month.
It is requested that this information be available for prompt access during the first week of each month. This request is an attempt to provide your department with the opportunity to schedule the export of the requested public information/records.
The undersigned is aware of certain exemptions regarding the "Names and Addresses" contained in some of these requests and understands the need to redact certain information prior to providing access or exporting computer stored information. It is our belief that the current computer software should be able to sort and export non-exempt information as part of its functions.
The undersigned is also aware that there are also costs associated with the transfer of these records to digital mediums like Compact Discs or DVDs. When applicable, email of the records is requested to save all parties time,efforts and costs. When discs are required, data should be consolidated onto the fewest number of discs possible. Any costs for these discs may then be invoiced to American News and Information Service Inc. c/o Attorney Rachel M.Baird .
1. Complete, extracted DESPP database of all current firearms in the possession of DESPP that were privately surrendered, confiscated or received by court order to the current date.
* The undersigned understands that these requests will be redacted according to state statutes regarding disclosures of names and addresses and disclosures about ‘certain individuals’.
Edward A. Peruta
American News and Information Services Inc.
c/o Attorney Rachel M. Baird
8 Church Street
Torrington, CT 06790