Guidlines/manuals for asset forfieture (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department of Los Angeles County, CA.


From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

-A blank copy of any and all forms that the Sheriff's Department requires its deputies or officers to complete when seizing assets as part of an investigation. This should include any instructions pertinent to that form.

-Any documents laying out guidelines, rules or proper procedures for cases involving asset forfeiture or asset seizure by the sheriff's department. Specifically, I am looking for the Sheriff's Department's guide to properly documenting asset forfeitures/seizures.

As I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- a request that all fees be waived. I intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public.

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, 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Todd Feathers

From: Discovery Unit PRA Requests

Mr. Feathers - Attached is LASD response to your Public Records Act request, as well as responsive documents.

Thank you,

Pam Vanover, OAIII
Discovery Unit
(323) 890-5439
(323) 890-5000 (Main)