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

Jaywalking tickets and arrests

I would like to know how many tickets have been written in the last year for jaywalking and how many people have been arrested for jaywalking. Thank you. If possible, please disaggregate the data be by downtown and the rest of the city.

Status: Clarification Requested

Activity:

  • May 2, 2018 11:55 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Wed, May 2, 2018 at 11:55 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Ben,

     

    Thank you for sending over that ticket. We believe there might’ve been some confusion though regarding the requester’s date range.

     

    Just to clarify for the requester, in an earlier email you had said “From the time period of January 1, 2017 to March 2, 2017…” but the requester had initially stated “Jan. 01, 2017 – Mar. 02, 2018”. We assume this was just a typo on your part and the information you have provided is still accurate, correct?

     

    Thank you so much for your help!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • May 1, 2018 9:04 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Tue, May 1, 2018 at 9:04 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Sunshine,

     

    Attached is the ticket.

     


    Ben Fulmer

    Editor’s Note: Please see referenced ticket file (20180423135508530.pdf) at top left in “Documents”.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 30, 2018 12:15 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:15 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Ben,

     

    Thank you for your assistance with this request. We would like to emphasize the following specific part of our follow up request in the hopes that we can obtain this information:

     

    We understand the “Watch for Me” tickets are handwritten, and analysis would be time consuming. We would request a copy of all of these handwritten documents. We are not asking you to create a database that doesn’t exist – we are asking for a copy of the public records that do exist, in their current form.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 25, 2018 10:16 am

    1 month ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:16 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    This is the only information we found.

     

    From the time period of January 1, 2017 to March 2, 2017 we found one citation issued for violation of NCGS 20-174.1, Impeding Traffic. The citation was written on 8/10/17 and was issued to a white, male, 59 years of age.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 19, 2018 11:05 am

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:05 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Hi Ben,

     

    Sorry for the delay!

     

    Thank you for your reply –

     

    As a follow up, we would like to repeat our request for a database query for statistics related to NCGS 20-174.1, Impeding Traffic.

     

    Also, we understand the “Watch for Me” tickets are handwritten, and analysis would be time consuming. We would request a copy of all of these handwritten documents. We are not asking you to create a database that doesn’t exist – we are asking for a copy of the public records that do exist, in their current form.

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 21, 2018 3:04 pm

    2 months ago

    Here is our response from the police Public Information Officer.

     

    “There are two ways to record traffic citations, either through e-citations (electronically) or handwritten citations. Our Record Management System (RMS) tracks e-citations. When querying this system for jaywalking citations for 2013-2017 we came back with zero. However, in 2015-2017 we participated in the North Carolina Watch for Me program. The “Watch for Me NC” program aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths through a comprehensive, targeted approach of public education, community engagement, and high visibility law enforcement. During this campaign officers gave multiple warnings, and possibly issued handwritten citations for “jaywalking”. The review of all handwritten traffic citations would be a very long and time consuming process. ”

     

    As such a database of those hand written citations does not exist and cannot be provided for this request.

     

    Ben Fulmer

    Public Records Officer

    City of Asheville

    City Clerk’s Office

    (828) 259-5631


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 14, 2018 8:09 pm

    2 months ago

    Hi Ben,

     

    Just wanted to follow up on my last email related to “Jaywalking tickets and arrests”.

     

    Based on the context of the request, we believe the sender is actually interested in statistics related to NCGS 20-174.1, referenced here:

     

    https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_20/GS_20-174.1.pdf

     

    This was the charge that Mr. Johnnie Jermaine Rush received in August 2017.

     

    We would like to clarify the request to specify statistics on citations or arrests related to the above statute.

     

    Thank you for your time.
    Have a great evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 5, 2018 4:17 pm

    2 months ago

    Hi Ben,

     

    Thank you for your assistance.

     

    Based on the context of this request, we believe the sender is actually interested in statistics related to NCGS 20-174.1, referenced here:

     

    https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_20/GS_20-174.1.pdf

     

    This was the charge that Mr. Johnnie Jermaine Rush received in August 2017.

     

    We would like to clarify the request to specify statistics on citations or arrests related to the above statute.

     

    Thank you for your time.
    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 5, 2018 1:39 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 1:39 PM

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    According to our Record Management System in calendar year 2017 there were no citations issued or arrests pertaining to NCGS 20-174 “Crossing at other than crosswalks; walking along highway”.

     

    Thanks,

    Ben Fulmer

    **Editor’s Note: Follow the link to see referenced document, or view at top left in “documents”.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 5, 2018 12:08 pm

    2 months ago

    ** Editor’s Note: Mentioned in a reply to another request (WLOS ABC 13 – Stony Gonce Article), we also received confirmation that this request has been received by AVL gov, and is being processed.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 2, 2018 12:59 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: City of Asheville Public Records Request <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:59 PM
    subject: Records request: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Good Afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We just received another public records request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please note that the requestor filled out a field on our site form, indicating that the timeline for the request should include Jan. 01, 2017 – Mar. 02, 2018.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Jaywalking tickets and arrests

     

    Message: “I would like to know how many tickets have been written in the last year for jaywalking and how many people have been arrested for jaywalking. Thank you. If possible, please disaggregate the data by downtown and the rest of the city.”

     

    **Editor’s note: The requester sent in an update asking, “Would it be possible to further disaggregate the data about jaywalking tickets by race and gender? Thank you!”

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a Sunny day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 2, 2018 12:15 pm

    2 months ago

    UPDATE – 12:15pm

     

    Subject: follow up on previous request re: jaywalking ticket request

     

    “Good afternoon! I’m following up on my previous request asking about jaywalking tickets in Asheville. Would it be possible to further disaggregate the data about jaywalking tickets by race and gender? Thank you!”


    Status: In Review