Morton County Sheriff emails re: #NODAPL September 11-18 2016

Christopher Schiano filed this request with the Morton County Sheriff of Morton County, ND.


From: Christopher Thomas

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:

Any emails sent or received by any employee of the Morton County Sheriff's Department between the dates of September 11, 2016 and September 18, 2016 containing the phrase "#NoDAPL".

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.


Christopher Thomas
Investigative Journalist, Unicorn Riot - an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit

From: mortonsarecords

From: Christopher Thomas


Please forward me information on how to formally appeal a denial of a records request made to your department. I believe this denial to be improper and I am intend to formally appeal as I believe the public has a right to access these public records.

From: mortonsarecords