|Multi Request||Civil Asset Forfeiture|
|Submitted||Sept. 10, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
-The Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification forms submitted as required to the United States Department of Justice for the years 2011 through 2018.
-Total civil asset forfeiture figures per year for the years 2010 through the date this request is processed.
-Grant application documents submitted to SLEAF, 2010 to date
-Grant awards (notifications, transmittal letters, etc) from SLEAF, 2010 to date
Note that I am a resident of Delaware. Electronic records are preferred. Hard copy can be mailed to C O'Donnell, Dover Post, 1196 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE 19901.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.
Please note that I am a citizen of Delaware, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.
Good Day -
This email is to acknowledge that your request was received by the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS). Please note that FOIA allows access to "public records," unless the public record requested falls within one of the enumerated statutory exemptions. See 29 Del. C. §10002 (definition of "public record" and specific exemptions); 29 Del. C. § 10003 (setting forth FOIA request procedures). Your request has been sent for legal review. We will provide an update within 15 business days.
Mr. O'Donnell -
Additional time is needed to process this request as you have asked for voluminous records dating back to 2010 which may be records in storage or archived. Any and all applicable records must be identified, collected and reviewed responsiveness. We anticipate that we will be able to provide records responsive to your request, if applicable, within a month. Please be assured that we will provide an update as soon as possible.
Wendy Hudson, Director of Communications | Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security
Whatever happened to the one month needed to investigate the status of records?
Thanks. -- COD
Mr. O’Donnell –
The Department has reviewed your request and I have attached the responsive records. This includes Equitable Sharing records from 2014-2018, DATE has records from 2014-2018 and those are attached. In addition, SLEAF records after September of 2016 are attached. As a note, prior to September 26, 2016, SLEAF records were non-public record by statute. Therefore, DSHS denies the portion of your request for any documents submitted before September 26, 2016 pursuant to 29 Del. C. § 10002(l)(6), “[a]ny records specifically exempted from public disclosure by statute or common law.” SLEAF Documents dated after September 26, 2016 for DATE and DCP are attached per your request.
The Department considers your request closed.