FL State Attorney Stephen Russell - Obstruction of Justice

Susan A. filed this request with the Office of the State Attorney - Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida of Florida.
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Susan A.

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:

Seeking a certified copy of the public record of my two notarized, criminal complaints which I sent by certified mail to FL State Attorney Stephen Russell of the 20th Circuit, including a notarized complaint of a criminal (not civil) violation of FL Sunshine Public Records Law by Collier School Superintendent Dennis Thompson and another criminal matter. (Note that violations of FL Sunshine Law can be civil or criminal.)

Here is one of the emails I sent to State Attorney Stephen Russell regarding my notarized complaints, which I had sent to him by certified mail:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Susan Alyn <susan.alyn@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 6:47 PM
Subject: PS - Mr. Russell, re two criminal complaints I mailed to you -- Fwd: To State Attorney Stephen Russell, re Two Current Violations of Public Records Law by School District
To: srussell@sao.cjis20.org
Cc: rmcgruther@sao.cjis20.org, rmontecalvo@sao.cjis20.org

PS Mr. Russell, I have not yet received any information from you (via phone, email or US mail) as to the status of my two notarized complaints I sent to you via US certified mail; however, I will follow up with you on those two criminal matters after January 21, 2009, as well.

However, I did receive a notice from your office today, via US mail, saying you have received the complaints.

Thank you again for your interest.

Sincerely,
Susan Alyn
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I now believe the reason his office took no action on my complaints was because his office was instructed by others to obstruct justice, and, he did so.

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 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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Susan Alyn

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Worcester, Kelly S.

After a search for the information requested it is determined that those records have been destroyed. Therefore I cannot assist you in this request.

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Disclaimer: Please be advised that Florida has broad Public Records Laws and most e-mail correspondence to this office or anyone employed here may be subject to disclosure. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. Therefore if you do not want your e-mail address released in response to public records requests, do not send electronic mail to this agency. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

From: Susan A.

Could you cite the FL law stating how many years you are required to keep such records? Thank you.

From: Worcester, Kelly S.

There is no law, our office follows the general schedule set by The Division of Library and Information Services for The State of Florida. Here is the link: http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/records-management/general-records-schedules/.

From: Susan A.

I'm seeing on this link in the first pdf that "citizen complaints" is "Item #94" -- but then I don't see any "Item #94" -- do you?

From: Worcester, Kelly S.

If you have a question about the information on the website please contact them.

From: Susan A.

Is it possible for you to directly answer my original question, which was how many years is your office required to keep a complaint? Without sending me to do research? Thanks.

From: Worcester, Kelly S.

Five years.

From: Susan A.

Thank you.

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