Assume someone wants to rent a townhouse but doesn't have good enough credit. So this person asks a co-signer to co-sign for the townhouse. The co-signer lives across the country so travel to the townhouse for them is costly. The rental is approved and the person moves in.
Some time goes by and the co-signer learns that the police have been called to the townhouse for numerous occasions.
The co-signer wants to find out what were the reasons. Co-signer feels that the renter isn't being completely up front about things.
Co-signer wants to write the city and issue a FOIA request that requests copies of the police reports for that address, giving a copy of the lease to prove Co-signer is on the lease and should be allowed to see them.
Is this a proper use of a FOIA request or would another method be more appropriate for asking? Should the request be mailed, emailed or faxed?