|Submitted||July 3, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
I, Curstynn Marks, on the behalf of the Ohio Community Coalition, hereby request the following public records listed below:
- North Canton PD Police Report on Darryl Ross from September 18th, 2008.
- NCPD Forensics report on the Darryl Ross case.
- The Use of Force report filed in accordance with the Darryl Ross case.
- Coroner Reports on Darryl Ross. The Stark County Coroner's Office did two autopsies on Ross's body.
- Public Record on the law suit filed against NCPD/North Canton City. This was filed by Veronica Earley.
- The NCPD Prosecution's case.
- The Disciplinary Records of Officer Dills and Officer Riley.
The Ohio Community Coalition is a non-profit organization that works on promoting transparency amongst police policy and conduct within Stark County. We utilize this transparency to educate the public and make PD policy and conduct records more accessible to the public. We also utilize these records in the research and promotion of policing policy reform. We specifically request the case on Darryl Ross due to his death in the hands of NCPD.
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 10 business days.
Ohio Community Coalition
In response to your Sunday, July 5, 2020 public record request, the city does not possess any records responsive to your request. State ex rel. Fant v. Mengel, 62 Ohio St.3d 197, (1991) (The Public Records Act, Ohio Revised Code § 149.43, does not require a public office to create documents to meet a requester's demand).
You are welcome to amend your request if you wish. Please note, however, the City of North Canton and the City of Canton have two separate police departments. The information described in your request involves the City of Canton. Please see Ross v. City of Canton, et. al, filed August 18, 2009, in Ohio's Federal District Court, North Division.
Frank Kemp Jr.
Chief of Police
145 North Main St
North Canton Ohio 44720
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