|Submitted||July 7, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the South Dakota Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:
-The Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification forms submitted as required to the United States Department of Justice for the years 2014 through 2016.
-Total civil asset forfeiture figures per year for the years 2010 through the date this request is processed.
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, as the statute requires.
I am writing to inform you that we are denying your request. Law Enforcement records are exempt from the South Dakota open record laws due to statute 1-27-1.5. This statute makes certain records not open to inspections and copying. Part (5) of the statute is where it directly states that Law Enforcement records are not subject to the open records law.
Jennie Clabo | Technology and Records Manager
Rapid City Police Department | 605.394.4117
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Correct me if I am wrong, but that would indicate to me that South Dakota law enforcement agencies are completely exempt from FOIA?
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