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January 15, 1999

Ms. Christine P. Lanners
Assistant City Attorney
Criminal Law and Police Division
City of Dallas
Municipal Building
Dallas, Texas 75201

OR99-0120

Dear Ms. Lanners:

You ask whether certain information is subject to required public disclosure under the Texas Open Records Act (the "act"), chapter 552 of the Government Code. Your request was assigned ID# 121209.

The City of Dallas Police Department received a request for "[c]rime statistics regarding crimes reported at the Carlyle Apartments, located at 5750 University, Dallas" and "a list of all 9-1-1 calls to this apartment complex," during a specified time period. We believe that a prior ruling, Open Records Letter No. 98-2551 (1998) answers your questions concerning originating telephone numbers and addresses on 911 call reports. See Open Records Decision No. 649 (1996). You may rely upon Open Records Letter 98-2551 (1998) (enclosed) as a previous determination on this issue under section 552.301 of the Government Code, and thus need not ask this office again for a decision concerning these types of records. We assume the requested crime statistics, for which you have not raised an exception, have been released.(1)

We are resolving this matter with an informal letter ruling rather than with a published open records decision. This ruling is limited to the particular records at issue under the facts presented to us in this request and should not be relied upon as a previous determination regarding any other records. If you have questions about this ruling, please contact our office.

Yours very truly,

Sam Haddad
Assistant Attorney General
Open Records Division

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Ref: ID# 121209

Enclosures: Submitted documents

Open Records Letter No. 98-2551 (1998)

cc: Ms. Jamie Carter
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
901 Main Street, Suite 4300
Dallas, Texas 75202
(w/Open Records Letter No. 98-2551 (1998))


 

Footnotes

1. As you have only submitted a representative sample of the requested records, we note that to the extent the responsive records contain confidential information, we advise you to exercise caution in releasing the information to the public. See Gov't Code 552.352.
 

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