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Editor’s Note 04/05/21: The submission above has been revised for clarity. As originally written, this is not actionable request for public records that we will fulfill.
Additionally – It is unclear what specific “documents” the sender hopes to receive (whether that’s emails between certain parties, texts, receipts, any other specific forms of “documentation” etc) and during what specific time period. We will interpret on the senders’s behalf that they would like to receive “a list” or “spreadsheet” of “any restitution paid as of 04/05/21.”
If the sender ever wishes to submit a separate request for other information via our website, they are welcome to do so.
The request we send to AVL City Gov will read as follows:
Subject: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department (APD) – Any payments of restitution related to Damaged Medic Tent Supplies in June 2020
Hi City of Asheville, NC Government (and APD),
I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:
Please provide a list or spreadsheet of any/all restitution paid by the City of Asheville or the Asheville Police Department (APD) related to the destruction of the medical tent supplies during the June 2020 protests.
Please include the amount paid in restitution, month and year of payment, and a description of the property destroyed. Please provide all responsive records as of 04/05/21 (or on the date the query is performed).
** Please do not include names of individuals, case numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Sunshine Request will not publish those types of records on their site.
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