Record Requests

Request to:
Department of Public Safety
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request Successful
Summary of Request
The request, notice to requester, and final disposition (if any) for three public record requests tracked by the Department as 2020-18 (request made January 30, 2020); 2020-13 (request made October 29, 2019); and 2020-2 (request made July 17, 2019). I am interested in the scope of the request, the Department's response, and whether the requester abandoned the request or received documents.

Messages in this request

From R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest)
Subject Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 5, 2021, 11:57 a.m.
To Department of Public Safety
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
The request, notice to requester, and final disposition (if any) for three public record requests tracked by the Department as 2020-18 (request made January 30, 2020); 2020-13 (request made October 29, 2019); and 2020-2 (request made July 17, 2019). I am interested in the scope of the request, the Department's response, and whether the requester abandoned the request or received documents.
[... Show complete request text] R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest)
  1. 1 year, 4 months agoApril 5, 2021, 11:57 a.m.: R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest) sent a message to Department of Public Safety.
  2. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, midnight: This request became overdue
From R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest)
Subject Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 22, 2021, 9:55 a.m.
To Department of Public Safety

Please let me know the status of this request. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, 9:55 a.m.: R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest) sent a message to Department of Public Safety.
From PSD.Office.of.the.Director – Department of Public Safety
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 22, 2021, 10:44 a.m.
Status Awaiting response

Aloha Mr. Black, There was no 2020-18 notation made on 1/30/20. The list went to 2020-16 and is only for FY from July 2019 to December 2019. 2020-13 - 10/29/19 Civil Beat Yoohyun Jung request for Disciplinary Information 2020-2 - 7/17/19 Star Advertiser Sophie Cocke request for Offender information Both given estimates and were abandoned. Hawaii Department of Public Safety Office of the Director Phone: (808) 587-1288 Fax: (808) 587-1282 Email: <<email address>> Mail: 1177 Alakea Street, 6th floor Honolulu, HI 96813 Website: DPS.Hawaii.gov Social media: www.Facebook.com/HawaiiPSD www.Twitter.com/HawaiiPSD
-----Original Message----- From: R. Brian Black < <name and email address> > Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 11:58 AM To: PSD.Office.of.the.Director < <name and email address> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. The request, notice to requester, and final disposition (if any) for three public record requests tracked by the Department as 2020-18 (request made January 30, 2020); 2020-13 (request made October 29, 2019); and 2020-2 (request made July 17, 2019). I am interested in the scope of the request, the Department's response, and whether the requester abandoned the request or received documents. Mahalo, R. Brian Black Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, 10:44 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Public Safety.
From R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest)
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 22, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
To Department of Public Safety

Thank you for that information. The log that PSD submitted to OIP for January 1 to June 30, 2020, identifies a request notated as 2020-18 on January 30, 2020, the responding employee's initials were TS if that helps. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, 10:55 a.m.: R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest) sent a message to Department of Public Safety.
From PSD.Office.of.the.Director – Department of Public Safety
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 22, 2021, 1:18 p.m.
Status Request resolved

Sorry, we misunderstood and thought you were still referring to the log we sent you. We didn't see the date you reference is for a different OIP submission. We will get back to you once the line item is researched. Hawaii Department of Public Safety Office of the Director Phone: (808) 587-1288 Fax: (808) 587-1282 Email: <<email address>> Mail: 1177 Alakea Street, 6th floor Honolulu, HI 96813 Website: DPS.Hawaii.gov Social media: www.Facebook.com/HawaiiPSD www.Twitter.com/HawaiiPSD
-----Original Message----- From: R. Brian Black < <name and email address> > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:55 AM To: PSD.Office.of.the.Director < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435] Thank you for that information. The log that PSD submitted to OIP for January 1 to June 30, 2020, identifies a request notated as 2020-18 on January 30, 2020, the responding employee's initials were TS if that helps. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, 1:18 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Public Safety.
From PSD.Office.of.the.Director – Department of Public Safety
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 22, 2021, 3:11 p.m.

Aloha, 2020-18 - 1/31/20 - ABC News Prithvi Tikhe - Use of Canines in Hawaii across all state jails, correction facilities and prisons. Responded with "Our correctional facilities do not manage a canine program". Hawaii Department of Public Safety Office of the Director Phone: (808) 587-1288 Fax: (808) 587-1282 Email: <<email address>> Mail: 1177 Alakea Street, 6th floor Honolulu, HI 96813 Website: DPS.Hawaii.gov Social media: www.Facebook.com/HawaiiPSD www.Twitter.com/HawaiiPSD
-----Original Message----- From: R. Brian Black < <name and email address> > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:55 AM To: PSD.Office.of.the.Director < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435] Thank you for that information. The log that PSD submitted to OIP for January 1 to June 30, 2020, identifies a request notated as 2020-18 on January 30, 2020, the responding employee's initials were TS if that helps. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, 3:12 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Public Safety.
From R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest)
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 22, 2021, 3:16 p.m.
To Department of Public Safety

Can you send me the notice to requester for that one? The log indicates that the request involved 700 hours of work (200 hours of search and 500 hours of review and segregation), but was resolved in 2 days. I am trying to understand the log entry. If those numbers were just an estimate and no work was actually performed, then confirmation of that fact would work as well. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 22, 2021, 3:16 p.m.: R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest) sent a message to Department of Public Safety.
From PSD.Office.of.the.Director – Department of Public Safety
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 23, 2021, 11:36 a.m.

Hi Brian, That was a mistake. We think when it got transposed to the new sheet to turn in to OIP, the person submitting forgot to clear that line of a past entry. No estimate was sent to the requestor. Hawaii Department of Public Safety Office of the Director Phone: (808) 587-1288 Fax: (808) 587-1282 Email: <<email address>> Mail: 1177 Alakea Street, 6th floor Honolulu, HI 96813 Website: DPS.Hawaii.gov Social media: www.Facebook.com/HawaiiPSD www.Twitter.com/HawaiiPSD
-----Original Message----- From: R. Brian Black < <name and email address> > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:16 PM To: PSD.Office.of.the.Director < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435] Can you send me the notice to requester for that one? The log indicates that the request involved 700 hours of work (200 hours of search and 500 hours of review and segregation), but was resolved in 2 days. I am trying to understand the log entry. If those numbers were just an estimate and no work was actually performed, then confirmation of that fact would work as well. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 23, 2021, 11:36 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Public Safety.
From R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest)
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Public Safety: Record Requests [#435]
Date April 23, 2021, 12:19 p.m.
To Department of Public Safety

Thanks. That is what I needed to know. Best, Brian
  1. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 23, 2021, 12:19 p.m.: R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest) sent a message to Department of Public Safety.
  2. 1 year, 3 months agoApril 23, 2021, 12:19 p.m.: R. Brian Black (Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest) set status to 'Request Successful'.