Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 14, 2022 | Updated: November 18, 2022

(November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

Good afternoon Buncombe County, NC District Attorney’s Office (Records Officer),

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

Please provide all correspondence [emails, SMS texts, Google Chat messages, Facebook Messenger] from June 01, 2022 through November 09, 2022, sent between the Buncombe County District Attorney and the NC Attorney General's Office. Specifically related to the transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases.

** Please DO NOT include case numbers, names, or any other personally identifiable information about cases. Sunshine Request will not publish this type of info on their site.**

I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. 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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[Editor's Note: This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

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Editor’s Note 11/14/22: The submission above has been revised for some clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 18, 2022 4:02 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: NO- REPLY <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 18, 2022, 4:02 PM
    subject: sunshine request

     

    please see attached

     

    **Editor’s Note: There were 10 files attached. Please see referenced files (now called “sunshinerequest.zip”) at top left in documents


    Status: Completed
  • November 15, 2022 2:34 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2022, 2:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

     

    Hi Steve,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    We have previously been advised to send various public records requests related to the District Attorney’s Office, to you and Todd Williams. Although, I do acknowledge that your role is as “Clerk of Superior Court”.

     

    Since the communications being requested are related to correspondences To and From the DA’s office, I would expect the DA’s office holds and maintains those records as you’ve said.

     

    Mr. Williams —

     

    As you can see, you were also CCed on the email above where we made our records request to you directly. Kindly respond and let me know if / when the request will begin being processed and when you anticipate completion.

     

    If you are not the appropriate party to contact about the request, then please provide me with the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to. There is no other email contact info available online.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 15, 2022 1:48 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2022, 1:48 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

     

    It would seem to me that either the D.A. or the Attorney General’s office would be appropriate.

     

    Steven Cogburn CSC


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • November 15, 2022 1:02 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2022, 1:02 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

     

    Good Afternoon Steve,

     

    Thanks for your reply.

     

    If your office is not the appropriate party to contact about this specific records request, can you please let me know who does hold these records?

     

    Please provide me with the correct name and email address of where the request should be sent.

     

    Thank you!

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 15, 2022 9:00 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2022, 9:00 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

     

    This request does not pertain to records within the clerk’s office.

     

    Steven Cogburn CSC


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 14, 2022 3:22 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 14, 2022, 3:22 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

     

    Hello Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office,

     

    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: (November 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC District Attorney: Communications between NC Attorney General’s Office. Related to “transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases”. 06/01/22 – 11/09/22.

     

    Message: “Good afternoon Buncombe County, NC District
    Attorney’s Office (Records Officer),

     

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

     

    Please provide all correspondence [emails, SMS texts, Google Chat messages, Facebook Messenger] from June 01, 2022 through November 09, 2022, sent between the Buncombe County District Attorney and the NC Attorney General’s Office. Specifically related to the transfer of pending Buncombe County Murder Cases.

     

    ** Please DO NOT include case numbers, names, or any other personally identifiable information about cases. Sunshine Request will not publish this type of info on their site.**

     

    I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. 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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    [Editor’s Note: This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

     

    Please note that we cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let us know the itemized potential cost.]

     

    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
  • November 14, 2022 12:09 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending