City of Asheville March 20, 2018 (8 months ago)

ROBERT FROST

I want to know when Robert Frost was reinstated by the APD. And the info surrounding that subject. THANK YOU

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 30, 2018 11:30 am

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    Ben,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • March 26, 2018 11:08 am

    8 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 11:08 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    Here is the accompanying dismissal documentation.

     

    Ben Fulmer

     

    Public Records Officer

    City of Asheville

    City Clerk’s Office

    (828) 259-5631

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in “documents”.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 23, 2018 10:57 am

    8 months ago

    Hi Ben,

     

    Happy Friday!

     

    Once again, we were prepared to mark this request as complete. However, we did catch one additional item that may need some clarification.

     

    Specifically the portion of the request that says, “(11) Date and type of each dismissal, suspension, or demotion for disciplinary reasons taken by the municipality. If the disciplinary action was a dismissal, a copy of the written notice of the final decision of the municipality setting forth the specific acts or omissions that are the basis of the dismissal.”

     

    Since Frost’s personnel record you provided does indicate he was dismissed in 2014, we’d like to request “a copy of the written notice of the final decision of the municipality setting forth the specific acts or omissions that are the basis of the dismissal.”

     

    Thank you again for your help!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 22, 2018 3:55 pm

    8 months ago

    Thank you for your help Ben!

     

    As always, we appreciate it.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • March 22, 2018 2:10 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    I’ve been informed that only employees appointed by the city council work under contract. These employees include the City Manager, City Clerk, and City Attorney. As such Robert Frost does not have a contract to provide.

     

    Ben Fulmer

     

    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    (828) 259-5631


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 22, 2018 1:57 pm

    8 months ago

    2:02pm

     

    Thanks Ben!

     

    We appreciate it.

    Sunshine Request

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 1:57 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    Here is Robert Frost’s public personnel file.

     

    I am waiting to hear back on the contract.

     

    Ben Fulmer

     

    Public Records Officer

    City of Asheville

    City Clerk’s Office

    (828) 259-5631

     

    **Editor’s note: Please see referenced files at top left in “documents”.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 22, 2018 1:17 pm

    8 months ago

    Hi Ben,

     

    I marked this request as complete – thank you again for your help. We’ve actually just received another new request for additional information related to Robert Frost. We will consider this new request to be a clarification on the original request related to Robert Frost.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject:
    “Officer Robert Frost (NC 160A-168)”

     

    Message:
    “Pursuant to NC 160A-168 I would like the following information for former officer Robert Frost from the date of his hiring till present

     

    The following information with respect to each city employee is a matter of public record:
    (1) Name.
    (2) Age.
    (3) Date of original employment or appointment to the service.
    (4) The terms of any contract by which the employee is employed whether written or oral, past and current, to the extent that the city has the written contract or a record of the oral contract in its possession.
    (5) Current position.
    (6) Title.
    (7) Current salary.
    (8) Date and amount of each increase or decrease in salary with that municipality.
    (9) Date and type of each promotion, demotion, transfer, suspension, separation, or other change in position classification with that municipality.
    (10) Date and general description of the reasons for each promotion with that municipality.
    (11) Date and type of each dismissal, suspension, or demotion for disciplinary reasons taken by the municipality. If the disciplinary action was a dismissal, a copy of the written notice of the final decision of the municipality setting forth the specific acts or omissions that are the basis of the dismissal.
    (12) The office to which the employee is currently assigned.”

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good afternoon!

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 22, 2018 3:26 pm

    8 months ago

    Ben,

     

    Thank you so much for your help!

     

    Have a great day.


    Status: Completed
  • March 21, 2018 3:17 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 3:17 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    I’ve confirmed with HR that Robert Frost has not been reinstated.

     

    Ben Fulmer

    Public Records Officer

    City of Asheville

    City Clerk’s Office

    (828) 259-5631


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 21, 2018 2:45 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 2:45 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    I’ll double check with HR

     

    Ben Fulmer

    Public Records Officer

    City of Asheville

    City Clerk’s Office

    (828) 259-5631


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 21, 2018 2:31 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Ben Fulmer <BFulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 2:31 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST
    mailed-by: sunshinerequest.com

     

    Hi Ben,

     

    Thank you for that information.

     

    I would like to request further clarification on the sender’s behalf – I’m unaware of the context for why they believe Mr. Frost was reinstated. However, I’m going to assume that their interest comes from mentions of his reinstatement in several Citizen Times articles:

     

    1. CT, 3/3/18 “The board was created by a state law specific to Asheville and is not common in most cities. It has the power to overturn firing decisions, as it did in the 2014 case of officer Robert Frost, who was terminated by then-police chief William Anderson for using excessive force against an intoxicated woman in handcuffs.”
    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/03/03/sbi-asheville-police-delay-ruled-out-officer-investigation-video/390332002/

     

    2. CT, 3/9/18

     

    “First, Chief Hooper took immediate action to get Hickman off the street and to begin an administrative process to fire him. Asheville is unique among most North Carolina cities in that it has a Civil Service Review Board that has the authority to reinstate fired employees if it finds that an investigation into a terminated employee did not follow proper procedures. In 2014, the Board reinstated police officer Robert Frost who was fired for using excessive force on a woman.”
    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2018/03/09/kapoor-chief-hooper-should-stay-heres-why/410474002/

     

    Ben, can you please confirm whether Mr. Frost was ever reinstated by the Civil Service Review Board at any time, whether that was in 2014 etc? And if so, please provide any publicly available documents related to his reinstatement.

     

    Thank you for your time.
    Have a great afternoon!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 21, 2018 11:30 am

    8 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    Hello Sunshine,

    According to Robert Frosts’s personnel file, he has not been reinstated.

    Ben Fulmer

     

    Public Records Officer

    City of Asheville

    City Clerk’s Office

    (828) 259-5631


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 20, 2018 5:27 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: City of Asheville Public Records Request <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 5:27 PM
    subject: Records request: ROBERT FROST

     

    Good Evening City of Asheville,

     

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

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject:
    “ROBERT FROST”

     

    Message:
    “I want to know when Robert Frost was reinstated by the APD. And the info surrounding that subject. THANK YOU”

     

    **Editor’s Note:
    Please note that the requestor filled out a field on our site form indicating that they’d like for this request to also include the time period of February 10, 2014 – March 20, 2018 if applicable.

     

    We’d also like to further clarify on their behalf that the request should include transcripts of any and all communications (whether written or verbal) including, but not limited to, appointment logs of face-to-face meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, physical letters, faxes, etc. between any and all members of the City of Asheville staff or APD occurring during that period.

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a great evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government