Allen - October 12, 2023


From: Emily Allen <
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2023 9:57 AM
To: Bennett, James <>;
Subject: Public records request, Biddeford Police

Good morning, 
This is a public records request under the Maine Right-to-Know Law, Title I, MRSA Sections 401-410. 

I am seeking all final written decisions relating to any complaints, charges or accusations of misconduct and any other information or materials that may result in disciplinary action for Devon Spates during his time with the Biddeford Police Department.

Please provide electronic versions of documents whenever available. I look forward to your timely response to this request. If you deny any part of the request, please notify me in writing within five working days, as required by the law, and cite the statutory language on which you base your denial.

If you have questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me over email or the phone. I'm at (207)791-6457.


Emily Allen

Reporter, Portland Press Herald  



From: Lamontagne, Danica 
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:56 PM
To: '' <>
Subject: RE: Public records request, Biddeford Police


Good afternoon,

Thank you for your Freedom of Access Act request. Upon a search of records by staff at the Police Department, it was determined that there are no disciplinary records for Devon Spates. Therefore, we are considering this request complete. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you.



Danica Lamontagne

City of Biddeford

Asst. to the City Manager