Monday, November 29, 2010

Public Record request

November 29, 2010
Joe Smith
Whitman Country Sheriff's Department

Dear Smitty,
Pursuant to the state open records law, Wash. Rev. Code Secs. 42.56.001 to 42.56.904, I write to request access to and a copy of records of arrests made for posession of ecstasy (MDMA) in Pullman, Washington from 2009-2010.. If your agency does not maintain these public records, please let me know who does and include the proper custodian’s name and address.
I agree to pay any reasonable copying and postage fees of not more than $1. If the cost would be greater than this amount, please notify me. Please provide a receipt indicating the charges for each document.
As provided by the open records law, I will expect your response within five (5) business days. See Wash. Rev. Code Sec. 42.56.520.
If you choose to deny this request, please provide a written explanation for the denial including a reference to the specific statutory exemption(s) upon which you rely. Also, please provide all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.
Please be advised that I am prepared to pursue whatever legal remedy necessary to obtain access to the requested records. I would note that violation of the open records law can result in a fine — payable to me — of up to $100 for each day that I am denied access. Litigation costs, including reasonable attorney fees, may also be awarded. See Wash. Rev. Code Sec. 42.56.550(4).
Thank you for your assistance.

Kelsey E Carey
800 N.E. Campus street Pullman, Wa 99163

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