|Submitted||July 29, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of the "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted for the years 2009-2013 to the Department of Justice. The DOJ requires any law enforcement agency that participates in its equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture proceeds to submit these forms on an annual basis.
I request that all fees be waived first and foremost because I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the DOJ's equitable sharing program.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.
These are the Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification forms you requested from the Columbus Police Department. Hopefully this contains everything you need.
P.O. Amy Morris # 384
Officer Amy L. Morris # 384
Columbus Police Department
Public Records Unit
120 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This request was sent out right after we received your first request. It was e-mailed on 6-27-15 @ 1:13 pm. I always attach a read receipt with all e-mails, however I did not receive one on this e-mail. I am sending our use of force policies to you again. If you receive it, please send the read receipt back to me.
Thank you, A. Morris # 384