Missing Native Americans (Steuben County Sheriff's Office)

Urban Indigenous Collective filed this request with the Steuben County Sheriff's Office of Steuben County, NY .
Multi Request Missing Native Americans
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From: Urban Indigenous Collective

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within your region, from 2000 through 2020; this basic information can include but is not limited to: person name, age, DOB, incident date, case closure date, county/jurisdiction in which person was reported missing.

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.


Urban Indigenous Collective

From: Steuben County Sheriff's Office

Please be advised that your request for records was received and forwarded to my office for processing.

A comprehensive search of our databases and records yielded no results for cases of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons under the jurisdiction of the Steuben County Sheriff from 2000 through 2020. Therefore, your request is denied as the records you are seeking do not exist.

Please note, the Sheriff's Office is not the only law enforcement agency that operates within the borders of the county. It is possible another agency may have cases but we do not have access to their records. You will need to contact them directly.

Under Freedom of Information Law you do have the right to appeal a denial of any portion of your application within thirty (30) days from the date hereof to the head of this agency:

Chairman, Steuben County Legislature
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810

Thank you.

Brenda K. Scotchmer
Records Access Officer
Clerk of the Legislature
County of Steuben
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath NY 14810
Phone: (607) 664-2243
Fax: (607) 664-2282

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