Arrests in Merseyside

Gary made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police

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The request was refused by Merseyside Police.

Dear Merseyside Police,
I would like to know how many people were arrested then released without charge in the calender year 01/01 2009 - 01/01 2010 , in the merseyside area and if possible how much the overall costs were to Mereyside Police ( paperwork etc )an approx amount will suffice if you do not have specific costs.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Maxwell

Merseyside Police

Dear Mr Maxwell,

Reference No : CD51/10 (please quote in all correspondence)

Thank you for your application for information dated 15/05/10, received by Merseyside Police on 17/05/10. I note that your are
seeking information relating to:

(paraphrased) : Arrests In Merseyside

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will now be considered. You will receive
a response within the statutory time-scale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt nor
containing a reference to a third party. In the event that we are not able to achieve this deadline you will be informed at the
earliest opportunity and given a revised time-scale.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you have requested. If this is the case you
will be informed and the 20 working day time scale will be suspended until we receive payment from you.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transfer to another public authority in order to answer your query in the
fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.


Yours faithfully,

Carl Dewhurst
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Disclosure Unit
PO Box 59,
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 7099
Email : [Merseyside Police request email]

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Merseyside Police

Dear Mr Maxwell,

I write in connection with your application for information which was
received by Merseyside Police on 17/05/10. I note that you seek access to
the following information:

(Paraphrased) Arrests In Merseyside

This is to inform you that I can not identify any specific records /
documents that will satisfy your request based on the details you have
provided. To enable Merseyside Police to meet your request could you please
provide this office with further information. I provide some guidance that
may assist you more clearly to describe the information you require:

Please can you clarify excatly how you are defining "without charge"? Are
you referring to offences where a charge was not the outcome (this would
include other outcomes ie caution, penalty notice etc)? Are you referring
to cases where the final outcome of the case was "no further action"?

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of
20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third
party.

However, if the requested information has not been received by one month
after the above date, I will consider that you no longer wish to proceed
with this request and it will be treated as withdrawn.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collection and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day time scale will be suspended until we receive the
payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

Yours faithfully,

Carl Dewhurst
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Information Access Unit
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL
L69 1JD

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Dear Merseyside Police,
Thank You for your reply ,
yes i did mean cases where the final outcome of the case was "no further action"?

Yours faithfully,

Gary Maxwell

Merseyside Police

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Dear Mr Maxwell,

Response - FOIA Application - CD51/10 (please quote in all correspondence)

I write in connection with your request for information dated, 15/05/10,
which was received by Merseyside Police on 17/05/10. I note that you seek
access to the following information:

(paraphrased) : Information Re Persons Arrested Then Released Without
Charge 01/01/09 - 01/01/10

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within Merseyside
Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can confirm that
some of the information that you requested is held by Merseyside Police.

Extent of searches to locate information.

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were conducted
in Corporate Criminal Justice.

Result of searches.

The searches located a number of records relevant to your request.

Decision.

I have today decided to:

Fully exempt information related to your requests number 1 pursuant to the
provisions of Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000;
The information requested in your request number 2 is not held.
Your request for information, in relation to your request number 1, has
been considered and I am not obliged to supply the information that you
have requested.

Section 17, Freedom of Information Act, 2000, requires Merseyside Police,
when refusing to provide such information (because the information is
exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:
(a) states that fact,
(b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and
(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

Please find attached a table outlining my response in greater detail and
explaining why the exemption applies.

(See attached file: CD 51_10 Final Response.doc)

Making a complaint or an appeal

Your attention is drawn to the sheet attached below which details your
rights of complaint.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, on the below address, quoting the reference number above.

Yours faithfully

Carl Dewhurst
Disclosure Analyst
Merseyside Police
Information Bureau
Information Access Unit
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Fax: 0151 777 7099
E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

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