City of Asheville Submitted: September 14, 2021 | Updated: October 7, 2021

(September 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department emails and text messages 04/01/21 – 08/08/21

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

Related to the Asheville Police Department and the subject matter of "Captains Process" --

A. Please provide all emails and text messages from April 01, 2021 through August 08, 2021 Sent to and Sent from Deputy Chief Mike Yelton, that mention the "Captains Process" as relates to Chief David Zack, Deputy Chief James Baumstark, and Lt. Brandon Moore.

B. Please provide any text messages from April 01, 2021 through August 08, 2021 Sent to and Sent from Deputy Chief Mike Yelton in reference to the "Captains Process".

C. Please provide any text messages from April 01, 2021 through August 08, 2021 Sent to and Sent from Lt. Brandon Moore in reference to the "Captains Process".
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For all the requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, 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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The request above has been revised for clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 7, 2021 12:30 pm

    10 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request can also be viewed on the City’s Public Records Portal, NextRequest, at this link: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-91

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Oct 7, 2021, 12:30 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-91 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance.

     

    **Editor’s Note for Sender: If you have additional questions about the response we received, or would like to make the same request again, we’d recommend that you please contact the City of Asheville Records Officer directly, or use the City’s Next Request System for further assistance. Thank you!


    Status: Completed
  • September 30, 2021 4:09 pm

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 30, 2021, 4:09 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-91 has been closed.

     

    The City of Asheville does not have any records responsive to your request. As outlined in N.C. General Statute § 132-6.2, we are not required to compile information or create a record that does not exist. Your request is now closed. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 30, 2021 4:09 pm

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 30, 2021, 4:09 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-91

     

    Sunshine Request,

     

    APD is not showing any record responsive to this request.

     

    Thank you


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 20, 2021 9:37 am

    10 months ago

    **9/22 Editor’s Note: We will plan on following up on this request in October. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: r[email protected]
    date: Sep 20, 2021, 9:37 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-91

     

    Your public records request has been received and has been assigned it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, you will receive any responsive records. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 14, 2021 1:55 pm

    11 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Asheville City’s Government’s public records request portal. We will post any updates we receive here. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    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: (September 2021) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department emails and text messages 04/01/21 – 08/08/21

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

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

     

    Related to the Asheville Police Department and the subject matter of “Captains Process” —

     

    A. Please provide all emails and text messages from April 01, 2021 through August 08, 2021 Sent to and Sent from Deputy Chief Mike Yelton, that mention the “Captains Process” as relates to Chief David Zack, Deputy Chief James Baumstark, and Lt. Brandon Moore.

     

    B. Please provide any text messages from April 01, 2021 through August 08, 2021 Sent to and Sent from Deputy Chief Mike Yelton in reference to the “Captains Process”.

     

    C. Please provide any text messages from April 01, 2021 through August 08, 2021 Sent to and Sent from Lt. Brandon Moore in reference to the “Captains Process”.

    —–

     

    For all the requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, 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!”

     

    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
  • September 14, 2021 12:38 pm

    11 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending