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Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Friday, May 26th, 2017

INTRODUCTION
 
The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation, and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence.
 
I have used the records request process, as a pre-discovery method for investigating my civil rights claims. Homestead has failed to comply with the public records law on the majority of the nearly one hundred requests I have filed.
 
Homestead has a pattern and practice of unlawful noncompliance as it relates to the records law including but not limited to: excessively overcharging for records, claiming inapplicable exemptions, creating automatic and/or unreasonable delays in production, claiming incriminating records do not exist, falsifying records and destruction of records.
 
Florida has some of the strictest public records laws in the nation. The records law is thoroughly explained in the Government in the Sunshine Manual (GSM), and the city owns several copies. Yet, you could be easily fooled into thinking otherwise, based on the behavior and actions of Homestead and their attorneys.
 
I hope the information provided herein, while extensive by nature, will educate the readers on the public records law and how some public entities create costly issues.
 
BACKGROUND
 
PINAC published the original story of my abuse by Homestead officer Alejandro Murguido, beginning in 2012. I was falsely arrested in April 2013, after attempting to file a complaint, and charged for simply asking my neighbor to not speed and recklessly drive his city owned police car, in our community. Children regularly play in the street, and Murguido had previously asked me to contact him directly versus filing a formal complaint with his department.
 
I met with Homestead Chief of Police Alexander Rolle to file a complaint in February 2014. All false charges against me had been dismissed shortly

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law enforcement fatalities on a yearly basis is traffic fatalities.
But a Warner Robins cop determined he was acting suspicious by recording them in public, even if they did not have an expectation of privacy.
It only took a few minutes into his seat belt audit when a Warner Robins patrol cruiser pulls up with a relatively friendly, but persistent, cop wearing sunglasses and going through his police academy mantra, insisting Gray needs to hand over his identification.
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“How you doing?” the Georgia cop asks with a friendly drawl as he pulls up?
“Good, how are you?” asks Jeff, matching the drawl.
“Can I help you?” asked the cop, as if Jeff was seeking help from police.
“No thanks. I’m good.”
“Do you have some ID on you?
“What for?”
Because you’re out here taking pictures of the police department; that’s why.
“Is that illegal?” Jeff asked rhetorically.
“No but it’s suspicious. And I got every means to talk to you.”
“K, am I being detained?”
“No, but I need to see some ID.”
“K, if I’m not being detained, have a nice day.”
“You said I’m not being detained, right?”
“But I got every legal right to ask you for your ID if what you’re doing is suspicious.”
“That’s

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law enforcement fatalities on a yearly basis is traffic fatalities.
But a Warner Robins cop determined he was acting suspicious by recording them in public, even if they did not have an expectation of privacy.
It only took a few minutes into his seat belt audit when a Warner Robins patrol cruiser pulls up with a relatively friendly, but persistent, cop wearing sunglasses and going through his police academy mantra, insisting Gray needs to hand over his identification.
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“How you doing?” the Georgia cop asks with a friendly drawl as he pulls up?
“Good, how are you?” asks Jeff, matching the drawl.
“Can I help you?” asked the cop, as if Jeff was seeking help from police.
“No thanks. I’m good.”
“Do you have some ID on you?
“What for?”
Because you’re out here taking pictures of the police department; that’s why.
“Is that illegal?” Jeff asked rhetorically.
“No but it’s suspicious. And I got every means to talk to you.”
“K, am I being detained?”
“No, but I need to see some ID.”
“K, if I’m not being detained, have a nice day.”
“You said I’m not being detained, right?”
“But I got every legal right to ask you for your ID if what you’re doing is suspicious.”
“That’s

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law enforcement fatalities on a yearly basis is traffic fatalities.
But a Warner Robins cop determined he was acting suspicious by recording them in public, even if they did not have an expectation of privacy.
It only took a few minutes into his seat belt audit when a Warner Robins patrol cruiser pulls up with a relatively friendly, but persistent, cop wearing sunglasses and going through his police academy mantra, insisting Gray needs to hand over his identification.
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“How you doing?” the Georgia cop asks with a friendly drawl as he pulls up?
“Good, how are you?” asks Jeff, matching the drawl.
“Can I help you?” asked the cop, as if Jeff was seeking help from police.
“No thanks. I’m good.”
“Do you have some ID on you?
“What for?”
Because you’re out here taking pictures of the police department; that’s why.
“Is that illegal?” Jeff asked rhetorically.
“No but it’s suspicious. And I got every means to talk to you.”
“K, am I being detained?”
“No, but I need to see some ID.”
“K, if I’m not being detained, have a nice day.”
“You said I’m not being detained, right?”
“But I got every legal right to ask you for your ID if what you’re doing is suspicious.”
“That’s

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law enforcement fatalities on a yearly basis is traffic fatalities.
But a Warner Robins cop determined he was acting suspicious by recording them in public, even if they did not have an expectation of privacy.
It only took a few minutes into his seat belt audit when a Warner Robins patrol cruiser pulls up with a relatively friendly, but persistent, cop wearing sunglasses and going through his police academy mantra, insisting Gray needs to hand over his identification.
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“How you doing?” the Georgia cop asks with a friendly drawl as he pulls up?
“Good, how are you?” asks Jeff, matching the drawl.
“Can I help you?” asked the cop, as if Jeff was seeking help from police.
“No thanks. I’m good.”
“Do you have some ID on you?
“What for?”
Because you’re out here taking pictures of the police department; that’s why.
“Is that illegal?” Jeff asked rhetorically.
“No but it’s suspicious. And I got every means to talk to you.”
“K, am I being detained?”
“No, but I need to see some ID.”
“K, if I’m not being detained, have a nice day.”
“You said I’m not being detained, right?”
“But I got every legal right to ask you for your ID if what you’re doing is suspicious.”
“That’s

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law enforcement fatalities on a yearly basis is traffic fatalities.
But a Warner Robins cop determined he was acting suspicious by recording them in public, even if they did not have an expectation of privacy.
It only took a few minutes into his seat belt audit when a Warner Robins patrol cruiser pulls up with a relatively friendly, but persistent, cop wearing sunglasses and going through his police academy mantra, insisting Gray needs to hand over his identification.
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“How you doing?” the Georgia cop asks with a friendly drawl as he pulls up?
“Good, how are you?” asks Jeff, matching the drawl.
“Can I help you?” asked the cop, as if Jeff was seeking help from police.
“No thanks. I’m good.”
“Do you have some ID on you?
“What for?”
Because you’re out here taking pictures of the police department; that’s why.
“Is that illegal?” Jeff asked rhetorically.
“No but it’s suspicious. And I got every means to talk to you.”
“K, am I being detained?”
“No, but I need to see some ID.”
“K, if I’m not being detained, have a nice day.”
“You said I’m not being detained, right?”
“But I got every legal right to ask you for your ID if what you’re doing is suspicious.”
“That’s

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