|Submitted||Feb. 12, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:
-Medical examiner's report into the death of Bianca Devins
For your reference
DOB: October 2, 2001
Date of Death: July 14, 2019
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.
Dear Ms. Adame:
Your request for records under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) was received by the Oneida County Clerk's Office on February 14, 2020. It was thereafter forwarded to me for review and response. Your request is denied for the reason that follows.
Records made by a coroner, a coroner and coroner's physician, or medical examiner, are governed by New York State County Law § 677. By statute, such records may only be disclosed: (a) to the Oneida County District Attorney; or (b) to the personal representative, spouse or next of kin, of the deceased, upon application to the medical examiner; or (c) pursuant to a court order.
Please be advised that pursuant to the Oneida County Freedom of Information Law, Local Law Number 3 of 2013, the Appeals Officer for FOIL Appeals is: John Talerico, County Commissioner of Personnel, 800 Park Avenue, Utica, New York 13501; Telephone Number: (315) 798-5726. Mr. Talerico can also accept your appeal electronically via email to: email@example.com.
Very truly yours,
Sarah C. Hughes
Assistant County Attorney
Oneida County Department of Law
800 Park Avenue
Utica, New York 13501
Tel: (315) 798-5910
Fax: (315) 798-5603
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