City of Asheville March 4, 2018 (2 months ago)

Buncombe County District Attorney Prosecution Statistics Request

Hello,

Please provide the past 6 years (including January through March 2018) of prosecution statistics for the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office --

1. Total number of cases prosecuted

2. Cases prosecuted by specific type of crime and/or specific charge/s

3. Any and all public information on any cases the District Attorney's Office received from either APD or the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department that the District Attorney's Office declined to prosecute and any explanations the District Attorney's gave for declining if noted.

Please provide the requested information broken down by year-- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Thank you.

Status: Response Received from Government

Activity:

  • April 30, 2018 12:02 pm

    3 weeks ago

    **Editor’s Note: We have gotten the requested information back on the flash drive, however it’s not in a usable format and will take time for us to get it here on the site.


    Status:
  • April 11, 2018 1:17 pm

    1 month ago

    **Editor’s Note for requester: Sunshine Request has mailed a cashier’s check for the information detailed in this request, once we receive the flash drive with information we will upload it to our site.

     

    Please note: we have spoken with Remote Public Access for NC Courts and have been told that information for the year 2018 will not available until the first week of July. If the requester would like to submit a new request closer to the time that information is available, please feel free to do so. Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 7, 2018 2:59 pm

    2 months ago

    See attached

     

    Remote Public Access
    North Carolina Judicial Branch
    O 919-890-2220
    F 919-890-1901

     

    **Editor’s note: Document is at top left in “documents” section.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 7, 2018 2:51 pm

    2 months ago

    Thank you – We will send in the requested info via cashier’s check / mailed request when we’re able.

     

    In the meantime, can you please send the referenced ACIS layout document?

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 6, 2018 11:00 am

    2 months ago

    from: RPA <rpa@nccourts.org>
    to: “records@sunshinerequest.com” <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    subject: RE: Public Records Request

     

    The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts provides, for research purposes, a five-year statistical raw data extract of data from the statewide Automated Criminal/Infractions System (ACIS). The extract includes criminal and infractions data from 01/01/2013 – 12/31/2017 only and is provided on a flash drive.

     

    The extracts include case information for any case based on at least one of the following dates falling within the previous five-year date range.

    1. Date the case was originally created on the system.
    2. Date the case was originally created in Superior.
    3. Date the case was disposed in District.
    4. Date the case was disposed in Superior Court.

     

    You will find the ACIS Case Record Layout attached so you can see the fields included in the extract.

     

    If you are interested in this extract and want to receive it by mail, please mail a $17 cashier’s check made out to the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts to the following address to cover the cost of the flash drive and mailing by certified mail.

     

    N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts
    Financial Services Division
    Attn: Remote Public Access
    901 Corporate Center Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27607

     

    Please provide a physical address to which you want the flash drive mailed upon our receipt of the check.

     

    If you prefer to pick up the flash drive at our building rather than having it mailed, the cost is $7. Please let us know your preference.

    Remote Public Access
    North Carolina Judicial Branch
    O 919-890-2220
    F 919-890-1901


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 5, 2018 6:19 pm

    2 months ago

    Form submitted via http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/juddir/pages/mail/request/publicrecordsrequestfm.jsp

    Good Evening,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We recently received a request for information that both the Buncombe County DA’s office and Bunc. Co. Superior Clerk of Court, advise may be available via the Administrative Office of the Courts.

     

    Here is the details sent by the requester –

     

    Subject: Buncombe Count District Attorney Prosecution Statistics Request

    
Message: “Hello,

     

    Please provide the past 6 years (including January through March 2018) of prosecution statistics for the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office —

     

    1. Total number of cases prosecuted

     

    2. Cases prosecuted by specific type of crime and/or specific charge/s

     

    3. Any and all public information on any cases the District Attorney’s Office received from either APD or the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department that the District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute and any explanations the District Attorney’s gave for declining if noted.

     

    Please provide the requested information broken down by year– 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    **Editor’s Note: This request should include the period of time from Jan. 01, 2012 – March 05, 2018.

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance.
    Have a great evening!

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 5, 2018 1:51 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Response Email <response@buncombeda.org>
    to: records@sunshinerequest.com
    date: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 1:51 PM
    subject: Response to Records Request

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    We received the following records request from you on March 4, 2018:

     

    Please provide the past 6 years (including January through March 2018) of prosecution statistics for the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office —

     

    1. Total number of cases prosecuted

     

    2. Cases prosecuted by specific type of crime and/or specific charge/s

     

    3. Any and all public information on any cases the District Attorney’s Office received from either APD or the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department that the District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute and any explanations the District Attorney’s gave for declining if noted.

     

    Please provide the requested information broken down by year– 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

    Thank you.”

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request

     

    The response to your request is as follows:

     

    As to items “1” and “2”, the DA’s Office is not in possession of records that are responsive to these requests; they may potentially be obtained from the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. Item “3” is not a public record as per NC law under NCGS 132-1.4 as it is a record of criminal investigation.

     

    Thank you,

     

    District Attorney’s Office

    **Editor’s Note: The referenced statute can be found at https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_132/gs_132-1.4.html


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 5, 2018 8:11 am

    2 months ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <Steven.D.Cogburn@nccourts.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>, “Williams, Todd M.” <Todd.M.Williams@nccourts.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 8:11 AM

     

    Good Morning.

     

    The request that you have submitted is not within the clerk’s office. While we have numbers of files that can be looked at in our office during normal business hours we do not have the specific statistical analysis that you seek. Perhaps the Administrative Office of the Courts would have the data.

     

    Steve

     

    Steven Cogburn
    Clerk of Superior Court
    Buncombe County
    North Carolina Judicial Branch
    O 828-259-3400
    F 828-259-3401


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 4, 2018 2:43 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <Todd.m.williams@nccourts.org>, “Cogburn, Steven D.”
    <steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 2:44 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County District Attorney Prosecution Statistics

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Gov.

     

    We just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in one your offices!

     

    Here are the details:

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please note that the sender filled out a field on our site form indicating that the request should include the period of time from Jan. 01, 2012 – March 05, 2018.

     

    Subject: Buncombe Count District Attorney Prosecution Statistics Request
    Message: “Hello,

     

    Please provide the past 6 years (including January through March 2018) of prosecution statistics for the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office —

     

    1. Total number of cases prosecuted

     

    2. Cases prosecuted by specific type of crime and/or specific charge/s

     

    3. Any and all public information on any cases the District Attorney’s Office received from either APD or the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department that the District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute and any explanations the District Attorney’s gave for declining if noted.

     

    Please provide the requested information broken down by year– 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government