Receipts for cash or property seized since 2010 (Jefferson Parish Sheriff)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, LA.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all receipts written since 2010 by employees of the Sheriff's Office for cash or property that has been seized from an individual. These receipts are sometimes called cash seizure receipts, civil forfeiture receipts, or property for safekeeping or abandonment receipts. One copy of the receipt is given to the individual whose cash or property has been seized and another copy is kept by the Sheriff's Office.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Heno, Terri A.

Mr. Feathers,

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office does not keep records in the manner that you are asking for. If you have a particular item number(s) that you are interested in, we can see if those types of receipts are in the item(s) requested.

Thank you,

Lt. Heno

Lt. Terri Heno
Central Records Commander
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Building A
Harvey, Louisiana 70058
(504) 363-5590 Office
(504) 363-5594 Fax
heno_ta@jpso.com<mailto:heno_ta@jpso.com>

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From: Todd Feathers

Lt. Heno,

Thanks for your help on the phone today. I was wondering, does the Sheriff's Office keep any kind of summary report that would at least list the number of cash/property seizures in a given year?

Thanks again,
Todd Feathers
608-698-5806

From: Heno, Terri A.

Mr. Feathers,

The Central Records Division does not generate or maintain any list as you are requesting. Since we are such a large organization all such cases are tracked by an item or docket number by the various bureaus and sections. If you have a particular case or cases we can research by these numbers.

Our website does provide data on narcotics and money seized in these types of investigations at www.jpso.com<http://www.jpso.com>.

Thank you,

Lt. Heno

Lt. Terri Heno
Central Records Commander
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Building A
Harvey, Louisiana 70058
(504) 363-5590 Office
(504) 363-5594 Fax
heno_ta@jpso.com<mailto:heno_ta@jpso.com>

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From: Todd Feathers

Lt. Heno,

I would like to amend my request to include the following records:

-Any and all copies of Form DAG-71(Application for Transfer of Federally Forfeited Property) submitted by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to any federal agency since 2009.

-Any and all communications since 2009 from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney notifying the DA's office of a property or cash seizure. Any Louisiana law enforcement agency "designated by the district attorney to make seizures for forfeiture shall notify the district attorney within ten days after such seizure," according to Louisiana law, RS 40:2606 subsection D.

-Any and all invoices or other comparable reports since 2009 that document the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office's contributions to the district attorney's Special Asset Forfeiture Fund and the proceeds the Sheriff's Office received from that fund as equitable distribution.

-Please don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions, and thank you so much for your help.

Todd Feathers
MuckRock
608-698-5806

From: Heno, Terri A.

Mr. Feathers,

The Form DAG-71 is an agency specific form, the JPSO is not the custodian of those records. You may contact those specific Federal Agencies. Asset Forfeiture Forms are maintained by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office; they are the custodian of those forms. They can be reached at (504) 368-1020.

If you have a particular case or cases that you are looking for specific information on we can search our records by an item number or a docket number.

Thank you,

Lt. Heno

Lt. Terri Heno
Central Records Commander
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Building A
Harvey, Louisiana 70058
(504) 363-5590 Office
(504) 363-5594 Fax
heno_ta@jpso.com<mailto:heno_ta@jpso.com>

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The information transmitted in this email including any attachment(s) is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

From: Todd Feathers

Lt. Heno,

Thank you for your advise regarding the DAG form. However, my request also included two other components that definitely fall under the purview of the Sherrif's Department:

-Any and all communications since 2009 from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney notifying the DA's office of a property or cash seizure. Any Louisiana law enforcement agency "designated by the district attorney to make seizures for forfeiture shall notify the district attorney within ten days after such seizure," according to Louisiana law, RS 40:2606 subsection D.

-Any and all invoices or other comparable reports since 2009 that document the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office's contributions to the district attorney's Special Asset Forfeiture Fund and the proceeds the Sheriff's Office received from that fund as equitable distribution.

Thank you,
Todd Feathers
608-698-5806

From: Heno, Terri A.

Mr. Feathers,

Any requests regarding communications to the JPDA's Office needs to be done on a case by case basis. Please submit an item number or a docket number and we can search our records for your request.

Invoices or reports regarding contributions to the District Attorney's Special Asset Forfeiture Fund that you are seeking, the JPSO does not make any such contributions.

Thank you,

Lt. Heno

Lt. Terri Heno
Central Records Commander
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Building A
Harvey, Louisiana 70058
(504) 363-5590 Office
(504) 363-5594 Fax
heno_ta@jpso.com<mailto:heno_ta@jpso.com>

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