|Submitted||March 28, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking any statistics related to the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to marijuana as well as the ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which I am seeking records is from January 2011 through December 2014.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.
Please accept this as acknowledgement of your request, as copied below.
Please note the Indiana State Police only maintains information specific to Indiana State Police investigations. For local information in the State of Indiana your inquiry should be directed to each of the 92 counties and each of the more than 100 local police agencies that may have information responsive to your inquiry.
Indiana State Police records relevant to your inquiry will be sent, via email. It is anticipated a reply should be sent within 15 to 30 working days.
Please feel free to check on the status of the inquiry on or after May 15, 2015 if you have not received a reply.
David R. Bursten, Captain
Chief Public Information Officer
Indiana State Police
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Your request was forwarded to my attention. Please find attached a spreadsheet detailing arrests related to marijuana including DOB, ethnicity and sex. The Indiana State Police do not keep any statistics related to your request and do not collect age, but use DOB instead. Should you need anything further please let me know. Thank you.
Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center