|Submitted||Nov. 12, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Mississippi Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within Mississippi, from 2000 through 2020; this basic information can include but is not limited to: person name, age, DOB, incident date, case closure date, county/jurisdiction in which person was reported missing"
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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
Sovereign Bodies Institute
To the Sovereign Bodies Institute,
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety received your Public Records Request, dated November 12, 2020, which requested:
Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within Mississippi, from 2000 through 2020; this basic information can include but is not limited to: person name, age, DOB, incident date, case closure date, county/jurisdiction in which person was reported missing
Please be advised that the information you requested does not constitute a data field maintained as a regularly kept business record by the MDPS. As such, your request does not constitute an "identifiable record" maintained by the MDPS under the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983. (See R-14-001 Miller v. Rankin County School District and R-14-034 Ellis v. Rankin County School District). Furthermore, the MDPS has no duty to create or recreate such a record or database under the law. (See MS AG Op., Robertson (October 13, 2006), 2006 WL 3824125).
Please also be advised that you may gather such information from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System via www.namus.gov<http://www.namus.gov>. NamUS is funded and administered through the National Institute of Justice. You may also request this information by contacting the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
JORDAN MCMICHAEL │GENERAL COUNSEL
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Telephone: (601) 987-1333
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