Asheville Police Department, Surveillance Flights

Working Narratives filed this request with the Asheville Police Department of Asheville, NC.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Nick Szuberla

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

1. All contracts, agreements, and communications with NG Research, Persistent Surveillance Systems, and other private companies to conduct surveillance or monitoring flights over the Asheville metropolitan area or to operate surveillance or monitoring equipment installed on aircraft conducting such flights, or to store, analyze, or transmit data or information collected during such flights;

2. All records listing, logging, or describing surveillance or monitoring flights over the Asheville metropolitan area;

3. All records regarding surveillance or monitoring equipment carried on such flights, including its capabilities and description of the data gathered by it; and

4. All records regarding any proposal, approval, or authorization to conduct or engage others to conduct surveillance or monitoring flights over the state of North Carolina.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Nick Szuberla

From: Ben Farmer

Nick,

The City of Asheville no longer operates the Asheville Regional Airport. I am forwarding you to Tina Kinsey, Director of Marketing, Public Relations + Air Service at the Asheville Regional Airport. Tina or another airport staff member will direct your request to the appropriate people.

Thank you,
Ben Farmer
Interim Administrative Assistant to the City Manager
Records Request Assistant
City of Asheville
(828)-259-5631

From: Nick Szuberla

Hi Ben, Thanks for the speedy response. This request was addressed to the Asheville Police Department, and we're looking for any police records, emails manuals or contracts related to police aerial surveillance in Asheville. It's best to refer this request to the Asheville Police Department's Records Division or city attorney and not the Asheville Regional Airport. Thanks again.

From: Ben Farmer

Nick,

Thank you for kindly correcting my mistake. I have sent your request to the Asheville Police Department’s Public Information Officer and will let you know if there are any issues.

Airport staff, please disregard this request!
Thanks,
Ben Farmer
(828)-259-5631

From: Nick Szuberla

No problem and we appreciate the update.

From: Ben Farmer

Nick,

The City of Asheville – including the Asheville Police Department – possesses no such documents responsive to your request.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Ben Farmer
Interim Administrative Assistant to the City Manager
Records Request Assistant
City of Asheville
(828)-259-5631

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