Equitable sharing agreement and certification letters for (San Francisco Police Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted for the years 2009-2013 to the Department of Justice. The DOJ requires any law enforcement agency that participates in its equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture proceeds to submit these forms on an annual basis.

I request that all fees be waived first and foremost because I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Newman, Danielle (POL)

Good Afternoon Mr. Feathers,

I am writing to acknowledge your request for San Francisco Police Department records, received at the Media Relations Unit via email on July 29, 2014. Attached you will find the responsive documents to your request. This fulfills your request.

Sergeant Danielle Newman
SFPD Media Relations
415-553-1651

From: Todd Feathers

Sgt. Newman,

Thank you very much for your help with this, and the prompt response. Looking through the documents more closely, it appears that the form for FY2009 doesn't actually include the equitable sharing information for that year. According to the FY 2009 form, SFPD started FY 2010 with more than $1 million in Justice Funds and more than $200,000 in Treasury Funds. But the FY 2009 form says SFPD received no equitable sharing proceeds that year, did not start with any Justice or Treasury funds, and did not end with any Justice or Treasury funds.

Is that the correct version of the FY 2009 form?

Thanks again for all your help,
Todd Feathers
608-698-5806

From: Newman, Danielle (POL)

Good Morning Mr. Feathers,

I am sorry for the delay in responding, but I have been on vacation. I am no longer assigned to the Media Relations Unit and no longer have access to this information. You will have to contact Sgt. Monica MacDonald who is now in charge of the unit. Her email is attached.

Sergeant Danielle Newman
SFPD Central Station
415-315-2400

From: Monica Macdonald

________________________________
From: MacDonald, Monica (POL)
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:06 AM
To: SFPDMediaRelations (POL)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Request: Equitable sharing agreement and certification letters for (San Francisco Police Department)

Mr. Feathers,

Sgt. Newman forwarded me your request.

Could you email attachments of the documents you are questioning? As I am taking over for Sgt. Newman I would like to familiarize myself with the documents you are questioning. If they are correct I will let you know. If they are not I will provide the appropriate documents.

Respectfully,

Sergeant Monica Macdonald
Public Information Officer
San Francisco Police Department
850 Bryant Street, Room 553
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-553-1651

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by Federal and State laws governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use, or copying this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please reply immediately to the sender and/or delete this message. Thank you.
________________________________
From: SFPDMediaRelations (POL)
Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:58 AM
To: MacDonald, Monica (POL)
Subject: Fw: Freedom of Information Request: Equitable sharing agreement and certification letters for (San Francisco Police Department)

________________________________
From: requests@muckrock.com <requests@muckrock.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:38 AM
To: Newman, Danielle (POL)
Cc: SFPDMediaRelations (POL); Banuelos, Briseida (POL)
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Equitable sharing agreement and certification letters for (San Francisco Police Department)

October 8, 2014
San Francisco Police Department
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant Street Room 549
San Francisco, CA 94103

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Sgt. Newman,

Thank you very much for your help with this, and the prompt response. Looking through the documents more closely, it appears that the form for FY2009 doesn't actually include the equitable sharing information for that year. According to the FY 2009 form, SFPD started FY 2010 with more than $1 million in Justice Funds and more than $200,000 in Treasury Funds. But the FY 2009 form says SFPD received no equitable sharing proceeds that year, did not start with any Justice or Treasury funds, and did not end with any Justice or Treasury funds.

Is that the correct version of the FY 2009 form?

Thanks again for all your help,
Todd Feathers
608-698-5806

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On Aug. 1, 2014:

Good Afternoon Mr. Feathers,

I am writing to acknowledge your request for San Francisco Police Department records, received at the Media Relations Unit via email on July 29, 2014. Attached you will find the responsive documents to your request. This fulfills your request.

Sergeant Danielle Newman
SFPD Media Relations
415-553-1651

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On July 29, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted for the years 2009-2013 to the Department of Justice. The DOJ requires any law enforcement agency that participates in its equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture proceeds to submit these forms on an annual basis.

I request that all fees be waived first and foremost because I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12715
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: SFPDMediaRelations (POL)


From: MacDonald, Monica (POL)

I am writing to acknowledge you Public Records Act request for Police Department public records, received via email at the Media Relations Unit on 10/21/14. The Department is invoking an extension of time, due to the need to consult with another department or agency, See CA Govt Code Section 6253(c). The Department will respond within not more than 14 calendar days, or by 11/14/2014.

Sergeant Monica Macdonald
Public Information Officer
San Francisco Police Department
850 Bryant Street, Room 553
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-553-1651

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by Federal and State laws governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use, or copying this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please reply immediately to the sender and/or delete this message. Thank you.

From: MacDonald, Monica (POL)

Mr. Feathers,

I just wanted to follow up with you regarding your question. Did you get my last email? Could you send me a copy of the documents in question so I may confer with our fiscal department?

Thank you,

Sergeant Monica Macdonald
Public Information Officer
San Francisco Police Department
850 Bryant Street, Room 553
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-553-1651

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by Federal and State laws governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use, or copying this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please reply immediately to the sender and/or delete this message. Thank you.

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