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John Cornyn

January 28, 1999

Ms. Deesha Brown
Assistant City Attorney
Criminal Law and Police Division
City of Dallas
City Hall
Dallas, Texas 75201


Dear Ms. Brown:

You ask whether certain information is subject to required public disclosure under the Texas Open Records Act, chapter 552 of the Government Code. Your request was assigned ID# 121545.

The Dallas Police Department (the "department") received a request for a four year history of all police service calls reported to the department for a specific address. You contend that the originating telephone numbers and addresses from the call sheets are excepted from required public disclosure by section 552.101 of the Government Code in conjunction with section 772.318 of the Health and Safety Code.(1) We believe that a prior ruling, Open Records Letter No. 98-2551 (1998) answers your question concerning originating telephone numbers and addresses on 911 call reports. You may rely upon Open Records Letter No. 98- 2551 (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.

If you have any questions regarding this ruling, please contact our office.

Yours very truly,

June B. Harden
Assistant Attorney General
Open Records Division


Ref.: ID# 121545

Enclosures: Submitted documents; Open Records Letter No. 98-2551 (1998)

cc: Mr. James Hamel
4106 Office Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75230
(w/o submitted documents; w/Open Records Letter No. 98-2551 (1998))



1. We assume that the "representative sample" of records submitted to this office is truly representative of the requested records as a whole. See Open Records Decision Nos. 499 (1988), 497 (1988). This open records letter does not reach, and therefore does not authorize the withholding of, any other requested records to the extent that those records contain substantially different types of information than that submitted to this office.

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