Asset Forfeiture Forms and Statistics (Maine State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Maine State Police of Maine.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

-The Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification forms submitted as required to the United States Department of Justice for the years 2011 through 2016.
-Total civil asset forfeiture figures per year for the years 2010 through the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Parr, Christopher

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This email is sent to acknowledge our agency’s receipt of your FOAA request below.

We will respond further soon.

Note: With respect to future record requests, I am respectfully asking your organization to send them directly to me.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Parr, Christopher

Dear Mr. Waltman:

At this time I estimate (1) that we will be able to process your FOAA request within 30 to 40 business days, and (2) that the total fee to do so will be $15 to $30.

We will continue to work on your request as time permits.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Curtis Waltman

Dear Mr. Parr,

That sounds perfect, thank you so much.

Best,
Curtis

From: Parr, Christopher

Dear Mr. Waltman:

As soon as we have completed our work on the prior FOAA request you submitted, we will begin to continue to process your request of 11 July 2017.

At that time I will be able to provide a revised time and cost estimate to you.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Parr, Christopher

Dear Mr. Waltman:

As soon as we have completed our work on the prior FOAA request you submitted, we will begin to continue to process your request of 11 July 2017. At that time I will be able to provide a revised time and cost estimate to you.

With regard to your prior FOAA request, I have been, and still am, awaiting a reply from you to my email to you of 07 August 2017, which was a follow-up email to one I had sent you on 27 July 2017 to which you also did not respond.

That 27 July email read as follows:
The staff time fee to ascertain information responsive to your request for calendar year 2017 alone would be approximately $25 to $40.

The staff time fee to ascertain information responsive to your request for calendar years 2016 and 2017 would be approximately $225 to $240.

The staff time fee to ascertain information responsive to your request for calendar years 2015, 2016, and 2017 would be approximately $535 to $550.

Given those estimates, whenever convenient, please let me know how you would like us to proceed.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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From: Curtis Waltman

Dear Mr. Parr,

My apologies, I was waiting to see if it only the one year would fit in my budget. It does, so let's do just 2017. Thank you for your help and patience. I appreciate it very much.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Parr, Christopher

Dear Mr. Waltman:

In response to your FOAA request of 16 May 2017*, as modified and discussed through our correspondence during the intervening months (most recently, via your email below to me of 22 August 2017), please find attached the record responsive to the request that our agency ascertained after reviewing the 2017 invoices of vendors from which the types of items listed in your request likely would be ordered.

Although a considerable amount of personnel time and agency resources have been devoted to processing your request, we will not be charging a processing fee.

Thank you for your patience.

Respectfully, C

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* Text of 16 May 2017 request:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

The date range for this request is 1/1/12 to the date this request is processed on.

Budgeting and financial data, spending reports, and cost breakdowns concerning expenditures on:

-Tear gas

-Pepper spray (Oleoresin Capsicum)

-Smoke grenades or concussion grenades

-Chemical munitions launchers

-Rubber bullets

-Batons

-Riot shields

-Protective gear such as helmets, body armor, gloves, etc.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

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CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, may contain information that is confidential by law and/or information that is protected by attorney-client privilege. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE CONTACT me WITH A REPLY E-MAIL at the earliest convenience. Thank you.

From: Parr, Christopher

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This email concerns your FOAA request, which appears in the initial email below.

Based on our agency’s current work commitments, I estimate that we will be able to process your request within 30 to 45 business days.

I am slightly revising the fee estimate I provided earlier, from $15 - $30 to $15 - $45. Accordingly, please let me know if you would like our agency to continue to process your request.

Thank you.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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