Heather Powell File

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Vermont State Police of Vermont.
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From: Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All investigative materials concerning Heather Powell and Calvin Kemp, including a transcript of an interview with Powell at the Williston barracks in 2013.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jasper Craven

From: Vermont State Police

Jasper Craven
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 62766
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

I am writing regarding your public records request, dated October 22, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police ("VSP"), regarding "[a]ll investigative materials concerning Heather Powell and Calvin Kemp, including a transcript of an interview with Powell at the Williston barracks in 2013."

Because of "the need to search for and collect the requested records from field facilities," the ten business day extension is invoked to process your request. See 1 V.S.A. § 318(b)(5)(A).

The Department of Public Safety intends to respond to your request with all practicable speed, however, depending on the amount of records requiring review, we may need additional time beyond the ten days. If this circumstance arises, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378
Email: Grier.Martin@vermont.gov<mailto:Grier.Martin@vermont.gov>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Vermont State Police

Jasper Craven
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 62766
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

I am writing regarding your public records request, dated October 22, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police ("VSP"), regarding "[a]ll investigative materials concerning Heather Powell and Calvin Kemp, including a transcript of an interview with Powell at the Williston barracks in 2013."

After conducting a search, we have identified the following records which may fall within the scope of your request:

1. VSP LAW Incident Table for Incident No. 13A102677

2. VSP Investigation Narrative for Offense/Case No. 13A102677

The attached documents have been redacted pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act ("PRA"), and the relevant exemptions to Vermont's PRA are specified in the attached report. Specifically, the department has redacted the records to remove exempt information which "could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" pursuant to 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(5)(A)(iii) and under 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(7) to remove information revealing personal details that might subject a person to embarrassment. Please note, under Vermont's PRA a public agency must not reveal "the identity of a private individual who is a witness to or a victim of a crime." See 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(5)(D).

We have identified one other document that falls outside the scope of your public records request for investigative records.

If you believe the department has misinterpreted your request, or if you believe the department has erroneously withheld a record, you may call me at the number below. You may also appeal this decision. If you choose to file an appeal, we request that you do so in writing to:

Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

Sincerely,

Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378
Email: Grier.Martin@vermont.gov<mailto:Grier.Martin@vermont.gov>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Vermont State Police

Jasper Craven
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 62766
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

I am writing regarding your public records request, dated October 22, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police ("VSP"), regarding "[a]ll investigative materials concerning Heather Powell and Calvin Kemp, including a transcript of an interview with Powell at the Williston barracks in 2013."

After conducting a search, we have identified the following records which may fall within the scope of your request:

1. VSP LAW Incident Table for Incident No. 13A102677

2. VSP Investigation Narrative for Offense/Case No. 13A102677

The attached documents have been redacted pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act ("PRA"), and the relevant exemptions to Vermont's PRA are specified in the attached report. Specifically, the department has redacted the records to remove exempt information which "could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" pursuant to 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(5)(A)(iii) and under 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(7) to remove information revealing personal details that might subject a person to embarrassment. Please note, under Vermont's PRA a public agency must not reveal "the identity of a private individual who is a witness to or a victim of a crime." See 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(5)(D).

We have identified one other document that falls outside the scope of your public records request for investigative records.

If you believe the department has misinterpreted your request, or if you believe the department has erroneously withheld a record, you may call me at the number below. You may also appeal this decision. If you choose to file an appeal, we request that you do so in writing to:

Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

Sincerely,

Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378
Email: Grier.Martin@vermont.gov<mailto:Grier.Martin@vermont.gov>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

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