Marijuana Offenses: 2013-2016 (Asheville Police Department)

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

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:

A copy of all data related to citations/arrests for marijuana possession made by your agency. We are specifically seeking any statistics related to the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to marijuana possession as well as the location of the incident and the ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which we are seeking records is from January 2013 through December 2016.

If it is your position that any portion of the requested records is exempt from disclosure, we request that you provide it with an index of those documents as required under Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1972).

If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as possible.

We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those that your agency has already established for reproduction of the information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.

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,

Working Narratives

From: Asheville Police Department

I will be out of the office October 19-30.  Deputy Chief Jim Baumstark will be handling all APD matters in my absence.
--

Tammy Hooper
Chief of Police
Asheville Police Department

From: Asheville Police Department

>
> Good morning,
>

Chief Tammy Hooper forwarded me your request for information regarding
arrests/citations for marijuana possession. Attached please find two
spreadsheets, one detailed marijuana related arrests from 1/2013 to 12/2016
and the other detailing marijuana citations from the same time frame. The
spread sheets includes a breakdown by age, sex and ethnicity. However, on
both sheets that ethnicity does not appear to be categorizing, which makes
us question the validity of this information. This information is entered
by Buncombe County upon booking or entering the citation. Please let me
know if you have any trouble accessing these documents.

Thank you,
Christina Hallingse
Asheville Police Department
Public Information Officer

Forwarded Message:

> October 25, 2017
> Asheville Police Department
> Asheville Police Department
> P.O. Box 7148
> Asheville, NC 28802
>
> 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:
>
> A copy of all data related to citations/arrests for marijuana possession
> made by your agency. We are specifically seeking any statistics related to
> the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to
> marijuana possession as well as the location of the incident and the
> ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons
> arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which we are
> seeking records is from January 2013 through December 2016.
>
> If it is your position that any portion of the requested records is exempt
> from disclosure, we request that you provide it with an index of those
> documents as required under Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973),
> cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1972).
>
> If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be
> fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you
> first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10
> business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as
> possible.
>
> We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as
> possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur
> labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those
> that your agency has already established for reproduction of the
> information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that
> serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.
>
> 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,
>
> Working Narratives
>
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> --
> Tammy Hooper
> Chief of Police
> Asheville Police Department
>
--
Thank you,

Christina Hallingse
Asheville Police Department
Public Information Officer
(O): 828-259-5881
(C): 828-230-4471

From: Working Narratives

Hi Christina, Though our request asked for records covering "January 2013 through December 2016," these records cover 2013 and 26 days of 2014. Would be great to get the missing records as soon as possible. Please let us know how we can help. You can find a copy of our original request, below.

A copy of all data related to citations/arrests for marijuana possession
> made by your agency. We are specifically seeking any statistics related to
> the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to
> marijuana possession as well as the location of the incident and the
> ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons
> arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which we are
> seeking records is from January 2013 through December 2016.
>
> If it is your position that any portion of the requested records is exempt
> from disclosure, we request that you provide it with an index of those
> documents as required under Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973),
> cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1972).
>
> If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be
> fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you
> first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10
> business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as
> possible.
>
> We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as
> possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur
> labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those
> that your agency has already established for reproduction of the
> information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that
> serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.
>
> 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,
>
> Working Narratives
>

From: Asheville Police Department

Good morning,

Please find the information that you requested attached.

Thank you,
Christina Hallingse
--
Thank you,

Christina Hallingse
Asheville Police Department
Public Information Officer
(O): 828-259-5881
(C): 828-230-4471

From: Working Narratives

Thanks very much Christina!

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