Policies on OC (Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)

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:

For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:

-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.

-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.

-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.

-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Jimenez, Mike

Mr. Waltman,

Regarding your Public Records Request of May 22, 2017, please know that, as authorized by Louisiana Revised Statute 44:32(C)(1)(a), it will cost $26.24 [that is $2.24 for flat-rate postage and $24.00 for copies] for us to mail to you all requested Records in response to your Request. At your earliest convenience, please remit full payment to my attention at the address below (the check or money-order should be made payable to the “Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office”) and I will then mail to you the aforementioned documents. Also, please make clear to what Mailing Address you’d like the Records sent (as I did not notice your Mailing Address in your previous email).

Of course, if you should have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 985-449-4446. With kind regards, I remain,

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

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