Buncombe County Submitted: July 6, 2022 | Updated: July 27, 2022

(July 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO “purchases” as of 06/27/22 or present day

Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff's Office (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request is regarding “BCSO purchases”. All responsive info requested should be “from the time that Sheriff Miller took office” through 06/27/22 or present day (date the query is performed):

A1. Please provide a list of all purchases made by Quentin Miller's purchase card. This should include the name of the purchaser, date, vendor, amount, and brief description of the use.

A2. Please provide a list of all purchases made by anyone directly reporting to Quentin Miller [unspecified] on purchase cards. This should include the name of the purchaser, date, vendor, amount, and brief description of the use.

B. Please provide a list of all purchases made “for Quentin Miller” (for example – rims for his vehicle). This request is not specific to a “purchase card” transaction or person. I’d like "any relevant purchases of any kind" made “for Miller” for items during the time period specified.

** I do not have any additional or further clarifying information to provide. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 07/06/22: The submission above has been revised for clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 27, 2022 4:45 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 27, 2022, 4:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO “purchases” as of 06/27/22 or present day

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    I’ve marked this request as “Completed”.

     

    Have a great evening!


    Status: Completed
  • July 27, 2022 3:17 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 27, 2022, 3:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO “purchases” as of 06/27/22 or present day

     

    Hello sunshine,

     

    Attached is a doc with all info related to A1 and A2.

     

    We are unable to complete part B. There is no way to search for that, however all transactions and purchases made by the Sheriff’s Office are available on the county website under the Open Checkbook Dashboard.

     

    https://www.buncombecounty.org/transparency/dashboards/financial/open-checkbook_county-purchases_transactions.aspx

     

    Open Checkbook Dashboard – Buncombe County | Asheville, NC

     

    Redactions. Some supplier information has been replaced with a generic term to protect someone’s privacy or a sensitive area of operations. For example, payments to foster care parents, food assistance, and certain public safety or medical programs have been redacted to protect those individuals privacy.
    www.buncombecounty.org

     

    I believe this should complete the request.

     

    Aaron

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file ”Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office p-card transactions” at top left in our documents section.


    Status: Completed
  • July 11, 2022 1:10 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 11, 2022, 1:10 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO “purchases” as of 06/27/22 or present day

     

    I’ve sent this to Finance and they are working on it.

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,
    PIO
    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801
    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 8, 2022 5:15 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 8, 2022, 5:15 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO “purchases” as of 06/27/22 or present day

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO “purchases” as of 06/27/22 or present day

     

    Message: “Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request is regarding “BCSO purchases”. All responsive info requested should be “from the time that Sheriff Miller took office” through 06/27/22 or present day (date the query is performed):

     

    A1. Please provide a list of all purchases made by Quentin Miller’s purchase card. This should include the name of the purchaser, date, vendor, amount, and brief description of the use.

     

    A2. Please provide a list of all purchases made by anyone directly reporting to Quentin Miller [unspecified] on purchase cards. This should include the name of the purchaser, date, vendor, amount, and brief description of the use.

     

    B. Please provide a list of all purchases made “for Quentin Miller” (for example – rims for his vehicle). This request is not specific to a “purchase card” transaction or person. I’d like “any relevant purchases of any kind” made “for Miller” for items during the time period specified.

     

    ** I do not have any additional or further clarifying information to provide. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 6, 2022 3:23 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending