Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 28, 2024 | Updated: May 30, 2024

(May 2024) Request for City of Mount Holly, NC Government: Current Oath of Office and Surety Bond for Police Officer.

Good evening Tara, Michelle, Jonathan, Chief, (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Please provide the electronic copy of the current Oath of Office and Surety Bond (or the Surety Liability Insurance Policy required to be purchased before taking the Oath of Office) for Police Officer Devin Garrett Wright [City Of Mount Holly, 400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120].

In case it becomes relevant during the processing of my request – please note that there is no NC Records Law statute I’m aware of that specifically states that the Oath of Office is not a matter of public record. I interpret that item (4) in particular may cover the Oath of Office, which falls under public personnel records:

§ 160A‑168. Privacy of employee personnel records.
“… an employee’s personnel file consists of any information in any form gathered by the city with respect to that employee and, by way of illustration but not limitation, relating to his application, selection or nonselection, performance, promotions, demotions, transfers, suspension and other disciplinary actions, evaluation forms, leave, salary, and termination of employment. As used in this section, “employee” includes former employees of the city.”
“(b) The following information with respect to each city employee is a matter of public record:”
“(4) The terms of any contract by which the employee is employed whether written or oral, past and current, to the extent that the city has the written contract or a record of the oral contract in its possession.”
https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_160a/gs_160a-168.html

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record already exists). 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. **
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Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and clear explanations of those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Thank you for your assistance!

** 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.

Editor’s Note: 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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 30, 2024 4:03 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tara Douglas <[email protected]>
    cc: Michelle Wood <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: May 30, 2024, 4:03 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for City of Mount Holly, NC Government: Current Oath of Office and Surety Bond for Police Officer.

     

    Hi Tara,

     

    I reviewed your response from 05/29. Later today or early tomorrow I will mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your prompt assistance with my request!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • May 29, 2024 10:42 am

    1 week ago

    from: Tara Douglas <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Michelle Wood <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: May 29, 2024, 10:42 AM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for City of Mount Holly, NC Government: Current Oath of Office and Surety Bond for Police Officer.

     

    Good morning,

     

    Attached is the Oath of Office for Devin Garrett Wright. The City of Mount Holly is unable to fulfill your public records request for a copy of the public official surety bond or any other bonds on Devin Garrett Wright because no such records exist.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Tara Douglas, CMC/NCCMC
    City of Mount Holly

    City Clerk

    PO Box 406

    Mount Holly, NC 28120

    704-822-2938

     

    This message (and any associated files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein.  If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Devin Garrett Wright Oath of Office (2).pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 28, 2024 7:19 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tara Douglas <[email protected]>
    cc: Michelle Wood <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
    date: May 28, 2024, 7:19 PM
    subject: Public records request. (May 2024) Request for City of Mount Holly, NC Government: Current Oath of Office and Surety Bond for Police Officer.

     

    Good evening Tara, Michelle, Jonathan, Chief, (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Please provide the electronic copy of the current Oath of Office and Surety Bond (or the Surety Liability Insurance Policy required to be purchased before taking the Oath of Office) for Police Officer Devin Garrett Wright [City Of Mount Holly, 400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120].

     

    In case it becomes relevant during the processing of my request – please note that there is no NC Records Law statute I’m aware of that specifically states that the Oath of Office is not a matter of public record. I interpret that item (4) in particular may cover the Oath of Office, which falls under public personnel records:

     

    § 160A‑168. Privacy of employee personnel records.
    “… an employee’s personnel file consists of any information in any form gathered by the city with respect to that employee and, by way of illustration but not limitation, relating to his application, selection or nonselection, performance, promotions, demotions, transfers, suspension and other disciplinary actions, evaluation forms, leave, salary, and termination of employment. As used in this section, “employee” includes former employees of the city.”
    “(b) The following information with respect to each city employee is a matter of public record:”
    “(4) The terms of any contract by which the employee is employed whether written or oral, past and current, to the extent that the city has the written contract or a record of the oral contract in its possession.”
    https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_160a/gs_160a-168.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record already exists). 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. **
    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and clear explanations of those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** 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
  • May 28, 2024 7:15 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending