Timberlawn autopsy reports

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Dallas County Medical Examiner of Texas.
Tracking #

PIA18-434

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Completed

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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all autopsy reports performed between 1/1/2010 and the date this request is processed on individuals who died at a Timberlawn Behavioral Health System facility.

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.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From:

Dear Requestor-

I am in receipt of the attached PIA request. However, I need to contact you to discuss SWIFS limitations as it relates to the time frame of the request. Can you please email me your phone number?

Thank you.

Ashley D. Fourt
Assistant District Attorney
Civil Division
Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office
214-920-5910 Direct
214-653-7358
214-653-6134 Fax
Ashley.Fourt@dallascounty.org<mailto:Ashley.Fourt@dallascounty.org>

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From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

Hi Evan,
Please see attached request for payment to process your request. Once your payment is received we will process.

Copy of Non-certified autopsy report - $5 x 3 = $15
Copy of Certified autopsy report - $15 x 3 = $45

Thank you,
Records Department

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

Thanks for the response. I just noticed the email earlier this week from Ashley looking to get in contact with me. Does she still wish to do so or should I interpret the request for payment as an indication that that is no longer necessary? I am planning to pay the fee soon, just want to make sure we are all on the same page here.

Thanks,
Evan

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

Yes, please contact her at: 214-920-5910.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: Evan Anderson

OK, I will give her a call Monday.

Thank you,
Evan

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

Just wanted to follow up on this request. I spoke with Ashley last month and she informed me that due to limitations of the database there may not be any autopsy reports before 2011 or so. I informed her that this is fine. I am wondering how many autopsy reports have been identified so that I can mail a check for the cost.

Thank you,
Evan

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

Good morning Evan,
This request is pending payment to be processed. Please see attached request for payment.

On Feb. 9, 2018:
Hi Evan,
Please see attached request for payment to process your request. Once your payment is received we will process.

Copy of Non-certified autopsy report - $5 x 3 = $15
Copy of Certified autopsy report - $15 x 3 = $45

Thank you,
Records Department

Thank you,
Records Department

From: Evan Anderson

Hi again,

Thank you for the response. I think there is some confusion here. I don't know how many autopsy reports fall within the time frame of my request, so I don't know how much money to send. Can you inform me how many autopsy reports fall within the time frame of my request?

Best,
Evan

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

Hi Evan,
My apologies for the confusion, there are 3 (three) autopsy reports. Are you wanting non-certified copies or certified copies? The fee is listed below:

Copy of Non-certified autopsy report - $5 x 3 autopsy reports = $15 Or
Copy of Certified autopsy report - $15 x 3 autopsy reports = $45
Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,
Records Department

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

Thank you for the clarification. I would like non-certified copies, so I will have a check for $15 sent to you as soon as possible.

Best,
Evan

From: Evan Anderson


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $15.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

Ok, thank you for the update.

Thank you,
Records Department

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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