Marijuana Offenses: 2017-2018 (Durham Police Department)

Working Narratives filed this request with the Durham Police Department of Durham, NC.
Multi Request Marijuana Offenses: 2017-2018
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From: Working Narratives


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all data related to citations/arrests made by your agency for marijuana offenses. 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 race, ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited. The time frame for which we are seeking records is from January 2017 through December 2018.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: Durham Police Department

Good morning,

We are currently working on this request.

Thank you

Captain Melissa L. Bishop
Executive Officer to Chief of Police
Police Department, City of Durham
602 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-4322 ext. 29202/Office
melissa.bishop@durhamnc.gov<mailto:melissa.bishop@durhamnc.gov>

From: Durham Police Department

Working Narratives,

Attached is the data file. We have also included the misdemeanor marijuana report those years.

Statement of limitations:

The data provided is related to citations/arrests of adults (16+) by the Durham Police Department during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years, in which at least one of the offenses charged was:

* NCGS 90-95(A3)6 - POSSESS CONTROL SUBSTANCE SCHEDULE VI

* NCGS 90-95(D4) - POSSESS MARIJUANA UP TO 1/2 OZ

* NCGS 90-95(A1)P6 - POSSESS WITM/S/D CONTROLL SUBSTANCE SCHEDULE VI

Statement of limitations:

* The agency converted its crime reporting system to NIBRS October 1, 2018. Data may not comparable between periods before/after this date.

* Citations created using the State of North Carolina's eCitation system was not available in 2017. Therefore, data is not complete for that arrest type.

* Marijuana possession may not have been the only offense charged. Any chrg_seq value above 1 indicates there were other concurrent charges.

Thank you.

Captain Melissa L. Bishop
Executive Officer to Chief of Police
Police Department, City of Durham
602 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-4322 ext. 29202/Office
melissa.bishop@durhamnc.gov<mailto:melissa.bishop@durhamnc.gov>

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