Equitable sharing agreement and certification letters for (Indianapolis Police Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department of Indianapolis, IN .
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted for the years 2009-2013 to the Department of Justice. The DOJ requires any law enforcement agency that participates in its equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture proceeds to submit these forms on an annual basis.

I request that all fees be waived first and foremost because I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Indianapolis Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Adams, Kendale

Hello,

Please contact Public Access counselor Samantha DeWester with the City of Indianapolis for this request, thank you.

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted for the years 2009-2013 to the Department of Justice. The DOJ requires any law enforcement agency that participates in its equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture proceeds to submit these forms on an annual basis.

I request that all fees be waived because I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

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.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: DeWester, Samantha E.

We have received your request and will initiate a search for any responsive records. If any records are discovered, you will be notified of the costs to copy or dates to inspect the records in our office. Thanks.

Samantha E. DeWester
Deputy Corporation Counsel/City Prosecutor/Public Access Counselor
Office of Corporation Counsel
200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1601
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Samantha.DeWester2@indy.gov Phone: 317-327-5439 Fax: 317-327-4058

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This transmission (including any attachments) may contain information which is confidential, attorney work product and/or subject to the attorney-client privilege, and is intended solely for the recipient (s) named above.  If you are not a named recipient, any interception, copying, distribution, disclosure or use of this transmission or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited, and may be subject to criminal and civil penalties.  If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately call us collect at (317) 327-4055, delete the transmission from all forms of electronic or other storage, and destroy all hard copies.  Do not forward this transmission.  Thank you.

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 29, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: DeWester, Samantha E.

I will follow up on your request. thanks.

Samantha E. DeWester
Deputy Corporation Counsel/City Prosecutor/Public Access Counselor
Office of Corporation Counsel
200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1601
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Samantha.DeWester2@indy.gov Phone: 317-327-5439 Fax: 317-327-4058

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This transmission (including any attachments) may contain information which is confidential, attorney work product and/or subject to the attorney-client privilege, and is intended solely for the recipient (s) named above.  If you are not a named recipient, any interception, copying, distribution, disclosure or use of this transmission or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited, and may be subject to criminal and civil penalties.  If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately call us collect at (317) 327-4055, delete the transmission from all forms of electronic or other storage, and destroy all hard copies.  Do not forward this transmission.  Thank you.

From: DeWester, Samantha E.

I have attached the records you requested for 2011-2013. If any further records are located, you will be notified. Thanks.

Samantha E. DeWester
Deputy Corporation Counsel/City Prosecutor/Public Access Counselor
Office of Corporation Counsel
200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1601
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Samantha.DeWester2@indy.gov Phone: 317-327-5439 Fax: 317-327-4058

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This transmission (including any attachments) may contain information which is confidential, attorney work product and/or subject to the attorney-client privilege, and is intended solely for the recipient (s) named above.  If you are not a named recipient, any interception, copying, distribution, disclosure or use of this transmission or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited, and may be subject to criminal and civil penalties.  If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately call us collect at (317) 327-4055, delete the transmission from all forms of electronic or other storage, and destroy all hard copies.  Do not forward this transmission.  Thank you.

From: Todd Feathers

Samantha,

Thanks so much for the quick response. It looks like there's something wrong with the file containing the 2013 certification, any chance you can send it again when you get a chance?

Thanks so much,
Todd

From: DeWester, Samantha E.

Samantha E. DeWester
Deputy Corporation Counsel/City Prosecutor/Public Access Counselor
Office of Corporation Counsel
200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1601
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Samantha.DeWester2@indy.gov Phone: 317-327-5439 Fax: 317-327-4058

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This transmission (including any attachments) may contain information which is confidential, attorney work product and/or subject to the attorney-client privilege, and is intended solely for the recipient (s) named above.  If you are not a named recipient, any interception, copying, distribution, disclosure or use of this transmission or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited, and may be subject to criminal and civil penalties.  If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately call us collect at (317) 327-4055, delete the transmission from all forms of electronic or other storage, and destroy all hard copies.  Do not forward this transmission.  Thank you.

From: Todd Feathers

Samantha,

In your previous email containing the FY 2011 - 2013 reports you mentioned that you would send along the 2009 and 2010 reports if you found them. I was just wondering whether those records had been located yet?

According to the FY 2011 report, the IPD participated in the equitable sharing program for at least one year prior to FY 2011. And the DOJ requires that all participating agencies file the Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification forms every year.

Best,
Todd

From: DeWester, Samantha E.

The DOJ has copies of them. We were not able to locate copies. Thanks.

Samantha E. DeWester

Deputy Corporation Counsel/City Prosecutor/Public Access Counselor

Office of Corporation Counsel

200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1601

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Samantha.DeWester2@indy.gov Phone: 317-327-5439 Fax: 317-327-4058

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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:

This transmission (including any attachments) may contain information which is confidential, attorney work product and/or subject to the attorney-client privilege, and is intended solely for the recipient (s) named above. If you are not a named recipient, any interception, copying, distribution, disclosure or use of this transmission or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited, and may be subject to criminal and civil penalties. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately call us collect at (317) 327-4055, delete the transmission from all forms of electronic or other storage, and destroy all hard copies. Do not forward this transmission. Thank you.

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