Emergency Management Assistance Compact for Standing Rock Protests (Morton County Sheriff)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Morton County Sheriff of Morton County, ND.


From: Morton County Sheriff

Please do not submit requests to this email address. Please forward future open record requests to:

Gabrielle.Goter@mortonnd.org and Brian.Grosinger@mortonnd.org

Thank you.

From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 6, and the North Dakota Open Records Statute, N.D.C.C. ยง 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:

Documents concerning the call for out of state assistance in dealing with the protests at Standing Rock Indian Reservation against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This assistance came under the federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact. This request is asking for records pertaining to:
-emails (and other written or texted communication) regarding out of state police help in dealing with the Standing Rock protests and the emergency situation there
-any payments, agreements, or contracts made with these out of state law enforcement departments as a result of the Standing Rock protests action
-any written requests for aid
-any grants sought to pay for help in dealing with the protest.
-memos or requests received from or sent to any agency which have at any point in time responded to the emergency situation in Standing Rock
-specific requests to any agency state or federal, for surveillance devices including cell site simulators or social media analyzing software, or law enforcement equipment used in dealing with protests including but not limited to mace, tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and long range acoustic devices
The departments that have responded to the Standing Rock emergency situation include (state governor's offices are also to be included):
Hennepin County Sheriff's Department (MN)
Anoka County Sheriff's Department (MN)
Marathon County Sheriff's Department (WI)
Lake County Sheriff's Department (IN)
Munster Police Depatment (IN)
Schererville Police Department (IN)
Griffith Police Department (IN)
Hammond Police Department (IN)
Michigan City Police Department (IN)
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
La Porte County Sheriff's Department (IN)
Jasper County Sheriff's Department (IN)
Newton County Sheriff's Department (IN)
South Dakota Highway Patrol (SD)
Laramie County Sheriff's Department (WY)
Wyoming Highway Patrol (WY)
Nebraska State Patrol (NE)
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NE)
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OH)
Gallatin County Sheriff's Department (MT)
Dane County Sheriff's Department (WI)
US Army Corps of Engineers

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Curtis Waltman

From: mortonsarecords

From: Curtis Waltman


The reason I sent this request is multiple other state agencies have informed me Morton County Sheriff's Office is in possession of the records relating to the deployment of North Dakota agencies, and a major coordinator for the effort as a whole. I am surprised to learn you are not in possession of the records. Do you know who holds these records?

Curtis Waltman