Waiting for an internal review by Victoria Police of their handling of this request.
From: Keith Tessier
Dear Victoria Police,
Could I please have a copy of the CCTV images from an incident I was involved in at the Coffee Barn and Bistro in Lyndhurst Victoria on the 25th of October 2018?
Could I also have copies of statements, court documents and any other information between myself and Mr Roger Hensman?
Re: Constable Matt Anderson 42652 of the Cranbourne Police Department.
From: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION-MGR
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At the outset, I should explain that the role of the Freedom of Information Officer for Victoria Police is to receive and process requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) on behalf of the Chief Commissioner and to provide responses to those requests in terms of the provision of documents.
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From: Keith Tessier
Dear FREEDOM OF INFORMATION-MGR,
Victoria Police have not replied to MY FOI request FOR CCTV images promptly, as normally required by law.
I have placed the required application and payment of $28.90. I have a receipt for payment dated 23/11/2018 but no other correspondence from Victoria Police.