The Curious Case of John Filippidis – Maryland Transportation Authority Police Official Response To Our Public Records Request

Original story/outline HERE –  First update HERE –  Second update HERE

The evolving story continues with MDTA trying to avoid sunlight:

Maryland Public Records Request Response - MDTAP


No recent story and/or research has attracted as much attention.   We have received dozens of requests by Maryland residents who are familiar with aspects to this story.  Each of them with a similar disposition and requesting our continued research.

Many more people within Maryland law enforcement, both current and retired, as well as people within the Maryland judiciary, appear to have some familiarity and knowledge over what the MCAC hub is all about  Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center. 

People inside the LEO intelligence network appear just as concerned as those outside it; they too want to see the process exposed.   However, unfortunately, as you can see, some do not.   Yes, this is what’s known as the all too familiar “active investigation” denial.

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20 Responses to The Curious Case of John Filippidis – Maryland Transportation Authority Police Official Response To Our Public Records Request

  1. Mike Fitz Gerald says:

    Hmmmm… They cite the reason for the denial as being that there is an ongoing investigation. What investigation? There were no charges filed against the driver. There was no evidence seized. There is not even any allegation that he might have committed some sort of crime. So what or whom is being investigated?


    • Coast says:

      And really it doesn’t matter…an investigation does not change records, so that’s a poor excuse for a government agency not to release “facts”.


  2. wrongonred says:

    Active investigation? Did the criminal investigation into Mr. Filippidis not end when he was released on the side of the road?


  3. Chip Bennett says:

    I’m guessing “investigation” refers to the internal investigation into the matter, as mentioned in the original story?

    Would that be legitimate grounds for denial of a FOIA request?


    • sundance says:

      I’m going to have to spend some time/research on the specific Maryland State legal and legislative citations they use as reference for denial.


    • wrongonred says:

      I would have to assume not, but it is Maryland. If that were the case, why not leave an internal investigation open indefinitely? I can understand the public interest argument with regard to active criminal investigations, however, at a loss how the same could be said about internal investigations, as they could continue indefinitely in order to prevent the release of records. Surely, that is detrimental to the public interest?


  4. JAS says:

    And it was 1st Sergeant Jonathan Green who wrote that letter? Yeah right. My family has lots of attorneys in it and I’ve come to recognize attorney’s style in letters. If the Sergeant did indeed write the letter he should take the MD bar without even studying for it. So bets are on about even the signature being bogus.


  5. John VI says:

    Why dont you just petition the NSA for thier copy? 😉


  6. sundance says:

    Just to provide clarity and I will update an upcoming post. The general confirmation of process both inside Florida (Dept. of Agriculture phone # 850 245 6687) and within Maryland LEO both confirm that a CCW permit is indeed part of the NCIC process (generally done via police radio as the cops call in the DL or Tag).

    However, both the Florida Dept of Ag, and Maryland admit there is nothing within their systems to “stop or deter” any lawful agency from compiling the data in their own database.

    Bottom line, both Maryland and Florida admit there is indeed a way for a central LEO agency to gather, assign, and track CCW with identifying characteristics of the CCW holder (license, tag, name, registration id, etc) IF SUCH AN ENTERPRISE, OR AGENCY, WERE TO CONSTRUCT AN ADDITIONAL DATABASE SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE….

    That it’s possible is not the question, IT IS.

    The question is: “Is this what is taking place within the MCAC intelligence hub”? That is the unknown.


    • Be Ge says:

      Pardonnez-moi, sir, but why would there be a question (unless, you mean there is a very big and important-to-know difference between the exact subspecies of the big bro). There is a legal hole in the system that allows gathering of certain data that could be used both for the secure and the obscure, pardon me for the rhyme, causes — the data will be gathered. It is in the very nature of a big government to do these sort of things. Why would such a system, provided it can be built, NOT be constructed? Firstly, you can rest assured the big buck gets to be spent, much not unlike the obozocare system, in a way that guarantees at least an order of magnitude higher a price tag vs a normal market price whilst the money, can, em, be shared among the involved parties. Secondly, there is another piece of property to handle and maintain, which is, again, more money to be distributed, which is more power for the distributor/handler. For the cherry-on-top-of-a-pie role — they are helping to mitigate certain domestic threats which, sure as the daylight, predominantly come from legally armed bible-clinging evil rednecks from those southern states. The other side of the scale? Paranoid privacy concerns? Ancient constitution written by some extremists two hundred years ago? Consciousness and benevolence? vs Power / Money? ORLY?


  7. The surveillance system they were using would be phenomenal at catching bad people doing bad things. I would like to believe the command group around the idiot officer is investigating his poor decision to use the system to harass a private citizen. Oh, by the way, think about the money spent on this system and how the bad guys now know how and where it is used. All because of anti gun rhetoric of a politically motivated agency.


  8. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


  9. peachteachr says:

    Unless I didn’t read correctly there seems to be an impression that these ALPR’s are rare. I live in a small rural county in south Georgia; we have a little paper that is published weekly. Over 2 months ago, our local police department announced in the paper that, with Homeland Security grant money, they had purchased an ALPR that could scan thousands of tags per minute and would identify whether the tags were up to date, insurance, and driver’s license information. Interstate 75 does run along side our county. I guess I know now that it does much more than that. Doesn’t law enforcement become a little scarier all the time?


    • michellc says:

      Yes they do and with the fact that sheriffs have so much power that most don’t realize, folks need to start paying attention who the heck they’re electing.


    • mooney1el says:

      Yes. Here in NE Florida, one of our City Commissioners proudly announced via Facebook that our local PD now has ALPR’s. When confronted (in person) he did not realize the potential for abuse and the impact on law abiding citizens. Although I campaigned for his election, I will never vote for him again. This Maryland incident was after his post, so I have made sure he is now aware of the real world 😦


  10. Stormy says:

    I’m guessing that the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center is not familiar with WOLVERINES, yet…


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