Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 18, 2020 | Updated: April 22, 2021

(March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville and Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

Hello [City of Asheville - APD], [Buncombe County Sheriff's Office],

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information. The responsive records should include information during the time period of 03/01/2015 - 03/11/2020:

1. Please provide all internal policies for [APD] [BCSD] concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

2. A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the [Police] / [Sheriff] for the past 5 years.

3. Please include all reports related to these seizures as well as associated information from the courts wherein the assets were forfeited.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 22, 2021 3:44 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2021, 3:44 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for all your help with this request! We have redacted the folder you sent to remove all the individual incident reports (9 documents), and have noted on the site that if anyone wishes to request those documents, they should contact the City directly for assistance. We will now mark this request as completed.

     

    Have a good day!

     

    **Editor’s Note to sender 04/22/21: The referenced file has been redacted, and added to our documents section (above at top left): [Sunshine Request Copy – Redacted to remove incident reports] 2020-12-03-SeizedProperty

     

    You can see from our previous correspondences with Liz that we realized many of the documents we received go against our Policies. Therefore, we have redacted the original file from Liz, to exclude the individual incident reports.

     

    ** Due to the personal nature of this type of information, we recommend that the sender reach out directly to the appropriate entity for assistance with the request if they wish to access the individual incident reports.

     

    Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 14, 2021, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    It’s not so much a matter of whether we can redact the records you’ve provided or not. This type of information is not something we can fulfill as originally sent, and we’re basically just asking that the request we rewrote be resubmitted.

     

    We will need time to consider our response, and will get back to you as soon as we can.

     

    Thank you!


    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 8, 2021, 10:55 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    I am unclear as to if you are requesting additional records for this request? The provided documents are the responsive to the request and all information included in them is public record. You are absolutely able to create a redacted version of the provided public records or create a new document based on these records to put on your website but as outlined in N.C. General Statute § 132-6.2 (e), we are not required to create a record that does not exist. If you’re not comfortable putting the provided records on your website, feel free to refer people directly to the public folder I have created.
    All best,

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: We have to review the files over the coming weeks and will follow up with Liz at that time. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 7, 2021, 3:21 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Hi Liz,

     

    I’m sorry it’s taken so long to review the files and follow up with you RE: “(March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville and Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years”.

     

    We really appreciate all the time it has likely taken you (and other records officers) to process the request!

     

    The original request asked for Seized Property in the City of Asheville:

     

    “…. during the time period of 03/01/2015 – 03/11/2020:

     

    1. Please provide all internal policies for [APD] concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

     

    2. A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the [Police] for the past 5 years.

     

    3. Please include all reports related to these seizures as well as associated information from the courts wherein the assets were forfeited.”

     

    I’ve reviewed the files you sent over in December (not published on our site), and need to ask for some amendments to be made. It has been over a year since the request was first sent in, and we sincerely apologize for not catching this edit sooner:

     

    We realized the files related to items #2 and #3 go against our policies about the types of info we will post on our site. Specifically, Sunshine Request will not fulfill: “Requests for public safety information specific to a single individual, address, incident or name. This includes police reports, calls for service, complaints / incident reports / citations, criminal / arrest type records, or camera footage. We will, on a case by case basis, fulfill public safety related requests that focus on system-level trends and data…”

     

    With this in mind, we’d like to ask if it is possible for you to restart the process to fulfill an amended version of the original request? We’d ask that it should now read as follows, to exclude personally identifiable information such as name, address, case number, etc:

     

    “Hello City of Asheville (and APD),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. The responsive records should include information during the time period of 03/01/2015 – 03/11/2020:

     

    1. Please provide all internal policies for [APD] concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

     

    2. Please provide a list of dollar amounts, and dates of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the [Police].

     

    ** Please do not include names, case numbers, addresses, or other personally identifying information. Sunshine Request will not publish those types of records on their site.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     


    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 15, 2020, 1:35 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Sounds good, let me know if you have any questions!

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 15, 2020, 1:34 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for sending this over! We’ll need to review the files before posting on our site. We’ll be working on that this week and will be in touch if we have any questions, and once we’ve “completed” the request.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2020, 3:51 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,

     

    I met with Legal to review these records this morning.

     

    In this folder you will find:
    All internal policies for APD concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture
    A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized
    All reports related to these seizures

     

    Court documents can be obtained through the Buncombe County Clerk of Courts office.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Best,
    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **12/15/20 Editor’s Note: We will need to review the files Liz sent over before posting to our site. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2020, 3:24 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    We’re following up on this request that was sent in on March 19th: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    At this point there is no clarity on the request’s estimated completion date, or what is taking so long for the request to be processed. Can you please let us know what is the specific reasoning for the delay, and whether that’s on the City’s end, APD, legal, etc. and when it will be completed?

     

    We appreciate all your help,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 19, 2020, 8:17 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    These records are under review by our legal department. Once their review is complete, I will forward you any responsive records.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 18, 2020, 4:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    We’re following up on this public records request from March 19th, 2020: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Is there any update to report? We’ll follow up next month if we haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 21, 2020, 2:14 PM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville (and Sarah T),

     

    We’re following up on this public records request from March 19th, 2020: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    We’ve forwarded all the previous email correspondences we had with Terry related to this request below. Can you please confirm that it’s still being processed, and if possible please provide an update as to where it is in your queue. We will follow up again in early November if we haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 30, 2020, 3:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for the update! When we follow up on this request again in mid-October we will forward to the “opengov” email address.

     

    Thank you so much for all your help with various requests!

     

    Best,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 15, 2020, 9:33 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    I do not have an update on your request at this time. I will forward you any responsive records when processing is complete. Please let me know if you have other questions.

     

    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 14, 2020, 4:52 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We’re checking in again on this public records request to see if you had received our last email from September 2nd where we were looking for an update on where it was in the queue?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 2, 2020, 12:23 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We wanted to ask where this request from March 19th was in the queue: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Do you have an estimate as to when it will be completed? We’ll follow up whenever you specify.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 4, 2020, 12:41 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 18, 2020, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We’re following up on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    We understand that you’ve said: “If any of the records are located in city hall, rather than electronically, they will not be found until city employees return to city hall to work.”

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 30, 2020, 3:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    We’ll check back in again on this request in two weeks if we haven’t heard anything before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 24, 2020, 8:59 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I do not have an update on this request. I will see if I can find something out and will let you know.
    All best,
    Teresa L. (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am — 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2020, 12:52 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Hope you’re staying safe and healthy!

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 20, 2020, 9:21 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I have received your public records request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa L. (Terry) White | Office Hours:
    City of Asheville | Monday – Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    City Clerk’s Office | Thursday: Off
    Public Records Officer | Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 19, 2020, 4:06 PM
    subject: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in City of Asheville for the last 5 years

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville – APD,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. The responsive records should include information during the time period of 03/01/2015 – 03/11/2020:

     

    1. Please provide all internal policies for APD concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

     

    2. A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the police for the past 5 years.

     

    3. Please include all reports related to these seizures as well as associated information from the courts wherein the assets were forfeited.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

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

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • September 21, 2020 3:10 pm

    2 years ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 21, 2020, 3:10 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 15, 2020, 3:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    Here is what we have on forfeitures. Sorry for my delayed response.

     

    1. Please provide all internal policies for BCSD concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

     

    We follow all state and federal laws regarding criminal and civil forfeiture, we do not have any additional internal policies regarding forfeitures.

     

    Generally speaking the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has dealt with criminal forfeiture which is different from civil forfeiture.

     

    The U.S. Department of Justice has a lot of information regarding the types of forfeitures on their website:

     

    www.justice.gov/afp/types-federal-forfeiture

     

    The Guide to Equitable Sharing also goes into detail about asset forfeiture programs:

     

    www.justice.gov/criminal-afmls/file/794696/download

     

    2. A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the Sheriff for the past 5 years.

     

    We do not have a list of property, but you can find detailed accounting of these funds in Buncombe County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports. The specific information you are looking for is listed as the Drug Forfeitures Fund.

     

    You will see multiple pages that reference the fund in the report, but page 118 has the numbers you are looking for in the FY 2019 report:

     

    FY 2019
    www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2018-2019/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf

     

    FY 2018
    www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2017-2018/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf

     

    FY2017
    www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2016-2017/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf

     

    FY2016
    www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2015-2016/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf

     

    FY 2015
    https://publicrecords.buncombecounty.org/ViewDoc.aspx?docnum=6052606&appid=ACROBAT

     

    3. Please include all reports related to these seizures as well as associated information from the courts wherein the assets were forfeited.

     

    Criminal investigatory information is not public record in North Carolina per G.S. 132-1.4

     

    www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_132/GS_132-1.4.html

     

    We are not the custodian of court records, you would need to reach out to the U.S Attorney’s Office for court records or the federal agency that was involved. These court records are also available on https://pacer.uscourts.gov/.

     

    **Editor’s Note: The links that Aaron referenced in his email are here:
    1. www.justice.gov/afp/types-federal-forfeiture
    2. www.justice.gov/criminal-afmls/file/794696/download
    3. www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2018-2019/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf
    4. www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2017-2018/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf
    5. www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2016-2017/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf
    6. www.buncombecounty.org/common/finance/financial-reports/2015-2016/comprehensive-annual-financial-report.pdf
    7. https://publicrecords.buncombecounty.org/ViewDoc.aspx?docnum=6052606&appid=ACROBAT
    8. www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_132/GS_132-1.4.html
    9. https://pacer.uscourts.gov/


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 14, 2020, 4:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    The below public records request was sent in on March 19th and we haven’t gotten an update from Aaron Sarver if it had been received and began processing or not. We called the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department earlier this month and were told to send any Sheriff’s Department requests directly to you, Vicki Kuykendall. If this information is incorrect please let us know who the appropriate contact to send public records requests is and we will get in touch with them.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. The responsive records should include information during the time period of 03/01/2015 – 03/11/2020:

     

    1. Please provide all internal policies for BCSD concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

     

    2. A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the Sheriff for the past 5 years.

     

    3. Please include all reports related to these seizures as well as associated information from the courts wherein the assets were forfeited.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

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

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    **9/2/20 Editor’s Note: Today we called Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department to inquire if there was a better contact than Aaron for public records requests. They told us to send them to Vicki Kuykendall, Crime Analyst and Records Supervisor. We will be following up with Vicki next week on Sheriff’s Department related requests. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 4, 2020, 12:41 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    We wanted to check in on this request and see if there was any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 18, 2020, 4:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Hope you’ve been well.

     

    We’re checking in on this request and following up to see if there was any update?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2020, 2:31 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for the update. We will hold off on following up on this request for a month.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2020, 1:10 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Hi, yes, sorry we are working on this, but it’s a doozy so it will take a bit.

     

    Hope your team is well. Stay safe out there.

     

    Aaron

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2020, 12:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Hope you’re staying safe and healthy!

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request that was sent in on March 19th to confirm that it had been received and was being processed?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 19, 2020, 4:06 PM
    subject: Records Request: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2020) Request related to “Seized Property” in Buncombe County, NC for the last 5 years

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. The responsive records should include information during the time period of 03/01/2015 – 03/11/2020:

     

    1. Please provide all internal policies for BCSD concerning seizing property of a person or business under civil forfeiture.

     

    2. A list / dollar amounts of property / assets that were seized under these forfeiture policies and converted to the use of the Sheriff for the past 5 years.

     

    3. Please include all reports related to these seizures as well as associated information from the courts wherein the assets were forfeited.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

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

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • March 18, 2020 6:35 pm

    2 years ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending