|Submitted||Oct. 27, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Hawaii Uniform Information Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:
Data on all cases of deaths in custody involving a Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Native Hawaiian" and "Alaska Native/American Indian" are defined as any individual who was identified as a member of a Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, or American Indian community, or as having Native Hawaiian/Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. If there are any Jane Does that have been identified as potentially Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, or American Indian, please include them as well. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.
This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).
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, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Hawaii Uniform Information Practices Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
On November 9, 2018 the Hawaii Department of Public Safety responded to your inquiry by stating that you would need to contact the county police on each island. The Department of Public Safety does not keep this data.
We consider this request closed.
Office of the Director
Hawaii Department of Public Safety