Policies on OC (North Dakota Highway Patrol)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the North Dakota Highway Patrol of North Dakota.
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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. § 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:

For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:

-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.

-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.

-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.

-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.

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.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: -Info-ND Highway Patrol

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your open records request. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate division head for handling.

North Dakota Highway Patrol
600 East Boulevard Ave Dept 504
Bismarck, ND 58505-0240
(701) 328-2455
(701) 328-1717 Fax
ndhpinfo@nd.gov<mailto:ndhpinfo@nd.gov>
http://www.nd.gov/ndhp

From: Hummel, Capt. Aaron R.

Good Morning Mr Waltman,

Thank you for the follow-up as I have been waiting to hear from you. I have 2 previous requests from you pending payment. Please let me know your intent on continuing with those requests. I’ll put together a cost estimate for this most recent May 23rd request after I hear back from you on your intent for the previous two requests. This most recent request will likely exceed the threshold of 1 hour for collection and/or 1 hr for redaction, therefore requiring payment. We’ll begin working on it once we know your intent on the previous 2, rather than devote the resources of satisfying the request to have it sit waiting for payment. The cost estimates for the previous two requests are attached.
Thanks,
Aaron

From: Roark, Lt. Michael W.

Mr. Waltman,

This email serves as follow-up to our phone conversation. Due to litigation, the North Dakota Highway Patrol will no longer be able to provide interviews regarding DAPL or protest activity. Your understanding is appreciated.
Thank you sir.
Mike

From: MuckRock

Captain Hummel,

I understand. I do not have the funds to pay the $275 charge at this time. I was wondering if you could tell me what a year or two of data looks like cost wise? I can pay the $25 dollar charge and will put the check in today.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Hummel, Capt. Aaron R.

Just for clarification, are you looking for a year or two of data from the most recent request shown below rather than from 1/1/10?

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

For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:

-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.

-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.

-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.
-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.

From: Curtis Waltman

Yes, I am trying to see how I might be able to get this below $50. I think maybe just a year or two of data might do it. And if I can secure further funding in the future I can always refile and get the preceding years. Thank you so much for your help, I appreciate it so much.

Best,
Curtis Waltman

From: Hummel, Capt. Aaron R.

Thanks, I have the records pulled together for you in the next couple of days. I will be out of the office until Tuesday starting in a couple hours. I will get back to you Tuesday with a final amount after they pulled the records. I don’t believe it will extend beyond an hour or two.

From: Curtis Waltman

Fantastic, thanks so much! I look forward to hearing. Take care till then.

Best,
Curtis Waltman

From: Hummel, Capt. Aaron R.

Mr Waltman,

Please see attached relating to your open records request.
Thanks,
Aaron

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