Request #19-128

November 14th, 2019


Dear Custodian of Public Records,
Pursuant to my rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to obtain a electronic copy of the following, which I understand to be held by your agency:

The record I am requesting is a copy of a citation issued by BART or its police officers while in the course of their official duties. I am also requesting a civil rights claim that was sent to BART or its officers regarding the incident where the citation was issued, please see below for citation information.
If it helps to identify the records, this link is regarding a press release issued on November 11th, 2019 regarding this incident

The record for the citation I am requesting was issued on November 4th, 2019 at the BART Pleasant Hill station to Steve Foster.

I am also requesting a report of all citations issued at any BART facility for eating on the platform within the period of the last year.

I ask for a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of it, and an even prompter reply if you can make that determination without having to review the record[s] in question.

If you determine that any or all or the information qualifies for an exemption from disclosure, I ask you to note whether, as is normally the case under the Act, the exemption is discretionary, and if so whether it is necessary in this case to exercise your discretion to withhold the information.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested.

In any event, please provide a signed notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.

If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to my request, please contact me through email in the next request portal.

Thank you for your time and prompt response to this matter.


s/Hayden Hodges


November 14, 2019 via web


None Assigned





Point of Contact

Patricia Williams

Request Closed Public

Your records request is denied. The records you requested are exempt from disclosure.

December 4, 2019, 4:52pm
Request Reopened Public
November 25, 2019, 10:06am
Request Closed Public

Releasable documents emailed and posted on portal 11/22.  Some records requested were exempt and withheld.

November 22, 2019, 5:13pm
Request Published Public
November 22, 2019, 5:12pm
Document(s) Released Public
November 22, 2019, 5:12pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
November 14, 2019, 9:41pm