City of Asheville Submitted: August 12, 2021 | Updated: August 12, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](August 2021) Submissions related to “APD command staff” info 01/01/21 – 07/22/21

Original Subject:
APD command staff

Original Message:
Hi City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

Please provide all information during the specific time period of January 01, 2021 through July 22, 2021 the City of Asheville Police Department's Chief Zack, Deputy Chief Baumstark, Deputy Chief Yelton, Captain Stepp, Captain Silberman, Captain Hawkins in reference to how many calls of service they have responded to, and how many call for service reports they have completed since January.

Additionally, any and all information pertaining to the re-classification of APD command staff (Cheif/deputy chief/ lieutenants) which would place them in a patrol car working calls for service [REDACTED].
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For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, emails, time keeping minutes, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

Thank you for your assistance
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Government Entity:
City of Asheville

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2021 - July 22, 2021

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** The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. We appreciate that the sender has taken time to thoughtfully write out the request. It not entirely clear, however, what specific “information” the sender hopes to receive.

Particularly —

“Please provide all information during the specific time period of January 01, 2021 through July 22, 2021 …. in reference to how many calls of service they have responded to, and how many call for service reports they have completed since January.

And,

“… any and all information pertaining to the re-classification of APD command staff…”

We’d ask that the sender please submit a new request, clearly indicating what specific type of public records they are asking for… whether that’s, “all emails and texts sent to and from [X people] about [X subject], during [X time period]”,  or,   “how many calls for service [X people] responded to during [X time period]” , for example.

This will help us ensure that we are requesting the exact info the sender hopes to receive.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • August 12, 2021 3:10 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending