ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office of Charlotte County, FL.
Tracking # C001098-080117
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Completed

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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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,

Ken Schwencke

From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Dear Ken Schwencke,
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Dear Ken Schwencke:
Thank you for submitting a request for Public Records with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Florida Public records law, Chapter 119, F.S. Your request was received in this office on 8/1/2017 and given the reference number C001098-080117 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: "August 1, 2017Charlotte County Sheriff's OfficeTo Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:the incident numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.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,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40983-15369696@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/charlotte-county-sheriffs-office-7924/propublica-hate-crimes-data-40983/?uuid-login=5090affe-1d81-40ff-afb7-2f2f5c41dc51&email=records%40ccso.org#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 40983411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.------"
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From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 01, 2017, Reference # C001098-080117

Dear Ken Schwencke,

Your invoice or estimate is ready. If you are being provided an estimate please review and confirm your acceptance of the charges. To accept the charges please reply to this email stating that you approve and will pay the fees.

If you are being provided an invoice you can make your payment online by accessing the record center and selecting the Make Payment button. Your payment should be completed via the portal or to the remit to address by following the instructions on your invoice.

Respectfully,

Tamatha Poulton
Records Request

From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 01, 2017, Reference # C001098-080117.
Dear Ken,
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office received a public information request from you on August 01, 2017. Your request mentioned:
“August 1, 2017Charlotte County Sheriff's OfficeTo Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:the incident numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.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,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40983-15369696@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/charlotte-county-sheriffs-office-7924/propublica-hate-crimes-data-40983/?uuid-login=5090affe-1d81-40ff-afb7-2f2f5c41dc51&email=records%40ccso.org#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 40983411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.------”
Estimated Total: $48.00
Please let me know if you will accept these estimated costs. If you do not respond to this email within 45 business days after the date this statement is sent, your request will be deemed withdrawn.

If you agree to accept the charges, please do so in writing by replying through the request center or writing to us at 7474 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, FL  33982.  Excessive or large records requests that appear to take more than thirty (30) minutes to prepare shall require a fifty percent (50%) deposit before any work is generated. In the event that the deposit is more than the actual cost, the difference is refunded to the customer utilizing a receipt issued by the Records Section. If the requester cancels the records request after all or a portion of the work has been completed, the deposit will be forfeited or deducted for the amount of work completed.
Please contact me and let me know how you would like to proceed.
Sincerely,

Tamatha Poulton
Records Technician To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
Public Records Center. (https://ccso.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=1098&coid=)

From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 01, 2017, Reference # C001098-080117

Dear Ken Schwencke,

Your invoice or estimate is ready. If you are being provided an estimate please review and confirm your acceptance of the charges. To accept the charges please reply to this email stating that you approve and will pay the fees.

If you are being provided an invoice you can make your payment online by accessing the record center and selecting the Make Payment button. Your payment should be completed via the portal or to the remit to address by following the instructions on your invoice.

Respectfully,

Tamatha Poulton
Records Request

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Tamatha,

Sorry I'm just getting back to you. I agree to pay the $48 on completion of the request.

Thanks,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
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c: 561-756-6135

From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Public Records Center. Description: TO: [ccso@mycusthelp.net]August 28, 2017Charlotte County Sheriff's OfficeThis is a follow up to request number C001098-080117:Hi Tamatha,Sorry I'm just getting back to you. I agree to pay the $48 on completion of the request. Thanks,Ken SchwenckeProPublicaw: 917-512-0253c: 561-756-6135---On Aug. 4, 2017:RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 01, 2017, Reference # C001098-080117 Dear Ken Schwencke, Your invoice or estimate is ready. If you are being provided an estimate please review and confirm your acceptance of the charges. To accept the charges please reply to this email stating that you approve and will pay the fees. If you are being provided an invoice you can make your payment online by accessing the record center and selecting the Make Payment button. Your payment should be completed via the portal or to the remit to address by following the instructions on your invoice. Respectfully, Tamatha Poulton Records Request---On Aug. 4, 2017:

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From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 01, 2017, Reference # C001098-080117
Dear Ken,
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has received a public information request from you on August 01, 2017. Your request mentioned:
August 1, 2017Charlotte County Sheriff's OfficeTo Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:the incident numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.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,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40983-15369696@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/charlotte-county-sheriffs-office-7924/propublica-hate-crimes-data-40983/?uuid-login=5090affe-1d81-40ff-afb7-2f2f5c41dc51&email=records%40ccso.org#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 40983411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.------
This letter is to clarify the information you are seeking from Charlotte County Sheriff's Office: You sent a response for payment are you going to use our portal to pay or will be sending a check. Please log into  your records center to respond to this email.
Upon receipt of your clarification, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Tamatha Poulton

Records Technician To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
Public Records Center. (https://ccso.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=1098&coid=)

From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Dear Ken,
We received your request for password assistance on 08/29/2017. Below is your temporary password. Please use it to access your account online. When you access your account, please create a permanent password that only you can remember. Login: requests@muckrock.com Password: 05e1188bd0
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Payment Received on Invoice :: P000100-082917

Dear Ken Schwencke,

We have received your payment on invoice number P000100-082917.

If you are paying the estimate, we will now begin working on gathering documents responsive to your request.  Once we have gathered the documents, a final statement of the remaining balance owed will be sent to you.  This amount may change from the estimate depending on how much time and labor is actually spent on your request.  Full payment is required before we release the records to you.

If you are making your final payment, we will contact you once your request is fulfilled and the documents are available for you online.

Sincerely,

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

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Payment Received on Invoice :: C001098-080117

Dear Ken Schwencke,

We have received your payment on invoice number C001098-080117.

If you are paying the estimate, we will now begin working on gathering documents responsive to your request.  Once we have gathered the documents, a final statement of the remaining balance owed will be sent to you.  This amount may change from the estimate depending on how much time and labor is actually spent on your request.  Full payment is required before we release the records to you.

If you are making your final payment, we will contact you once your request is fulfilled and the documents are available for you online.

Sincerely,

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

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From: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 01, 2017, Reference # C001098-080117.
Dear Ken,
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office received a public information request from you on August 01, 2017. Your request mentioned:
“August 1, 2017Charlotte County Sheriff's OfficeTo Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:the incident numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.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,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40983-15369696@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/charlotte-county-sheriffs-office-7924/propublica-hate-crimes-data-40983/?uuid-login=5090affe-1d81-40ff-afb7-2f2f5c41dc51&email=records%40ccso.org#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 40983411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.------”
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request. Please log in to the Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the appropriate responsive documents.
Public Records Request - C001098-080117
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, please contact me.
Sincerely,

Tamatha Poulton
Records Technician
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
Public Records Center. (https://ccso.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=1098&coid=)

From: Ken Schwencke

Passing along the file
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Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
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