Emergency Management Assistance Compact for Standing Rock NoDAPL Protests (Lafourche Parish Sheriff)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office of Lafourche County, LA .
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents pertaining to the deployment of personnel in regards to the North Dakota Governor issuing a state of emergency in response to protests at Standing Rock over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Documents sought are as follows:
-memos or requests received from the North Dakota Governor's Office, Morton County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota Emergency Management Agency, or North Dakota Highway Patrol for help under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
-Any written direction as to what role LPSO officers would be undertaking as they engaged in controlling the protest.
-Requests from the aforementioned North Dakota agencies for specific equipment to be brought to the Standing Rock protest area for their use in controlling the protest. This equipment may include but is not limited to surveillance devices including cell site simulators or social media surveillance software, or crowd control methods such as long range acoustic devices, water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, MRAP's, or tasers. This list is not meant to be conclusive.
-any bills, contracts, agreements, invoices, or other financial documentation for services rendered in helping to control the Standing Rock NoDAPL protests. These documents would likely be sent to the 4 aforementioned North Dakota agencies.
-Any photographs or footage compiled.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has also been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Jimenez, Mike

Mr. Waltman,

In response to your recent Public Records Request, please know that the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office had not received any Memos, Directives, nor Equipment Requests from any of the entities you’ve listed. Similarly, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office did not forward any bills/invoices to any of those listed entities nor were any photographs (or video footage) compiled by us during our brief deployment to North Dakota. I am confident this information has fully addressed your recent Request.

Sincerely,

Mike Jimenez, Jr.
Staff Attorney
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
200 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Direct: 985-449-4446

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From: Curtis Waltman

Do you have any documentation at all about from your deployment to North Dakota?

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Jimenez, Mike

Mr. Waltman,

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office’s brief deployment to North Dakota was coordinated with/by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. The only documentation we have, relative to the North Dakota deployment, is with that entity.

Mike Jimenez, Jr.
Staff Attorney
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
200 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Direct: 985-449-4446

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