Tactical Ops documents (Russell County, VA)

Heather Smathers filed this request with the Russell County Sheriff of Russell County, VA.
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From: Heather Smathers

April 22, 2013
Russell County Sheriff
Russell County Sheriff's Office
42 Court Ave
Lebanon, VA 24266

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-A copy of the police department budget from 2008-2013
-A current master list of all equipment used for tactical ops, including any lists kept between 2008-2012
-All documents relating to the training of officers for tactical ops between 2008-2013
-All use of force complaints made against officers between 2008-2013

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Heather Smathers

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From: Russell County Sheriff

Ms. Heather Smathers,
I am emailing on behalf of Russell County Sheriff Steve Dye. If possible please on contact him by phone at 276-889-8035.
Thank you for your time.

From: Russell County Sheriff

A cover letter granting the request.

From: Russell County Sheriff

A copy of documents responsive to the request.