Missing Native Americans

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the New Hampshire State Police of New Hampshire.
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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within the state, from 2000 through 2019; 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sovereign Bodies Institute

From: New Hampshire State Police

To Whom It May Concern,

The Department had not previously compiled the data you requested, and as such, the requested record does not exist. RSA 91-A:5, VII provides, "Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require a public body or agency to compile, cross-reference, or assemble information into a form in which it is not already kept or reported by that body or agency." See also Hampton Police Assn., Inc. v. Town of Hampton, 162 N.H. 7, 12-13 (2011).

This request is considered to be closed.

David M. Hilts
Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-0040
F (603) 271-1033

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From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

Mr Hilts,

Thank you for this response. This request is for a national project assessing law enforcement and court response to cases of missing Native American youth, which will be published by Sovereign Bodies Institute. We understand the State of New Hampshire does not maintain data on missing Native Americans, and we will print that in the report.

Thanks,
Annita

From: New Hampshire State Police

Annita,

Having provided a substantive response to your request on April 23, 2019, I'm still receiving periodic email requests for an update (5/8, 5/23, 6/7). Would you be able to discontinue these apparently automated emails? Thanks.

David M. Hilts
Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-0040
F (603) 271-1033

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at (603) 227-0040. You will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in notifying us.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hi Mr. Hilts,

Apologies for the follow up emails. They have been disabled. Have a great day!

MuckRock

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