Reports on asset forfeiture

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:

Any and all reports compiled by the Sheriff's Office on asset forfeiture since 2010. This should include regularly administered (monthly or annually) reports on asset forfeitures over a given span of time, as well as any reports regarding specific cases of asset forfeiture.

I also request that all fees be waived as 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.

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)

From: Todd Feathers

Ms. Vannover,

I wanted to thank you for your amazingly prompt reply, and also say that I've filed a lot of public records requests but never had someone who was as helpful or worked as quickly as you. Can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Best regards,

From: Todd Feathers

And I should probably also apologize for spelling your name wrong. I can't get anything right today!