City of Asheville Submitted: December 20, 2018 | Updated: May 7, 2019

The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

The Sparc Foundation of Asheville, NC receives funding from Asheville City, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, and Asheville Police Department per their website. In my opinion there appears to be a disproportionate number of African American young men being placed into this call-in, also referred to as the Violent Crime Initiative. I am asking for the demographic breakdown of the Focused Deterrent Program of this agency, because the Sparc Network receives the above mentioned County and City funding. Since, the violent crime initiative call-in is held in a public forum, that being the Buncombe County Courthouse, I am requesting names of "offenders" and the name of the Asheville Police Officer, Buncombe County Sheriff's Deputy or State probation Officer who placed the "offender" on the list as well. All call-ins take place in the public Buncombe County Courthouse. There needs to be an inquiry into potential discrimination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Note Buncombe County is only 6.4% African American, per cenus.gov.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

**Editor’s Note: We received an identical request to the one (above), but with the deletion of a few words. See below:

Message:  “The Sparc Foundation of Asheville, NC receives funding from Asheville City, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and Asheville Police Department per their website. In my opinion there appears to be a disproportionate number of African American young men being placed into this call-in, also referred to as the Violent Crime Initiative. I am asking for the demographic breakdown of this agency, because the Sparc Network receives the above mentioned County and City funding. Since, the violent crime initiative call-in is held in a public forum, that being the Buncombe County Courthouse, I am requesting names of “offenders” and the name of the Asheville Police Officer, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputy or State probation Officer who placed the “offender” on the list as well. All call-ins take place in the public Buncombe County Courthouse. There needs to be an inquiry into potential discrimination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.”

** There are only two or three differences in the wording between the two requests. Therefore, we will assume the sender submitted one request, and sent an identical request to indicate edited information. We’ve merged the two requests on the sender’s behalf, and the request we send will be the one indicated at the top of this page at  https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sparc-foundation-focused-deterrence-initiative/

Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • May 7, 2019 4:14 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: May 7, 2019, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Just wanted to check in and follow up on this request!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 24, 2019 10:47 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Apr 24, 2019, 10:47 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    I will follow-up with the appropriate record custodian(s) and see if I can get an update for you.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 18, 2019 4:32 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: records@sunshinerequest.com
    date: Apr 18, 2019, 4:32 PM
    subject: Out of Office Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Thank you for contacting the City of Asheville.
    The City of Asheville is closed on Friday, April 19, 2018, in
    observance of Good Friday. Additionally, I will be out of the office
    on Monday, April 22, 2019, and will not have access to email. I will
    return your email when i return to the office on Tuesday, April 23..
    If this is an emergency, please contact Sarah Terwilliger at
    STerwilliger@ashevillenc.gov on Monday, the 22nd.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

     

    All best,

    *Teresa (Terry) White*
    *Public Records Officer*
    *City of Asheville*
    *P.O Box 7148*


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 18, 2019 4:31 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Apr 18, 2019, 4:31 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request again.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 28, 2019 1:37 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Mar 28, 2019, 1:37 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I will check with the record custodian to see if I can get an update on this request.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 27, 2019 3:47 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mar 27, 2019, 3:47 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request and see if there was any update.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 15, 2019 12:54 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mar 15, 2019, 12:54 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request and see if there was any update.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 7, 2019 4:52 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mar 8, 2019, 5:53 PM

     

    Good Evening Kassi and BC Gov.,

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Sunshine Request


    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mar 7, 2019, 4:52 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Hello Sunshine Request,

     

    In response to the request below Buncombe County Administration has no records responsive.

     

    Thank you.


    Status: Completed
  • March 4, 2019 1:23 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mar 4, 2019, 1:23 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you so much!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 4, 2019 9:38 am

    2 months ago

    from: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Mar 4, 2019, 9:38 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I will check with the person processing this request and see if I can get you information of its status.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 1, 2019 4:08 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mar 1, 2019, 4:08 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Just wanted to check in on this request again and see where it was at.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 1, 2019 4:08 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mar 1, 2019, 4:08 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    Just wanted to follow up on this request and confirm that it was being processed. Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 21, 2019 1:16 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Feb 21, 2019, 1:16 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    Checking again to ask if you can please confirm whether you’ve received this request from 12/21/18 and if it’s being processed.

     

    Subject: “The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative”
    URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sparc-foundation-focused-deterrence-initiative/

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 18, 2019 1:14 pm

    3 months ago

    from: NO- REPLY <no-reply@buncombeda.org>
    to: records@sunshinerequest.com
    date: Feb 18, 2019, 1:14 PM
    subject: Response to Records Request

     

    We have received the following request from your website:

     

    Subject: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Message: “The Sparc Foundation of Asheville, NC receives funding from Asheville City, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and Asheville Police Department per their website. In my opinion there appears to be a disproportionate number of African American young men being placed into this call-in, also referred to as the Violent Crime Initiative. I am asking for the demographic breakdown of the Focused Deterrent Program of this agency, because the Sparc Network receives the above mentioned County and City funding. Since, the violent crime initiative call-in is held in a public forum, that being the Buncombe County Courthouse, I am requesting names of “offenders” and the name of the Asheville Police Officer, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputy or State probation Officer who placed the “offender” on the list as well. All call-ins take place in the public Buncombe County Courthouse. There needs to be an inquiry into potential discrimination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Note Buncombe County is only 6.4% African American, per cenus.gov.”

     

    **Editor’s Note: The requester has included a timeline for this request from January 1st, 2008 to December 19th, 2018

     

    Response: Any records in the possession of the District Attorney’s Office regarding collaborative efforts attending to the Violent Crime Initiative are “criminal intelligence information” pursuant to N.C.G.S. 132-1.4 and are not subject to disclosure under North Carolina Public Records laws.


    Status: Completed
  • February 18, 2019 9:48 am

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Feb 18, 2019, 11:49 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request

     


     

    from: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Feb 18, 2019, 9:48 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    This matter is under legal review and that review is not yet complete.
    All best,
    Terry

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802
    Telephone: 828.259.5631
    Facsimile: 828.259.5499


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 13, 2019 4:50 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Feb 13, 2019, 4:50 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Just wanted to check in with you about this request and follow up!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 13, 2019 4:51 pm

    3 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>
    date: Feb 13, 2019, 4:50 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County DAs Office,

     

    We just wanted to follow up and check in to see if this request was received and is being processed?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 5, 2019 4:10 pm

    3 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>
    date: Feb 5, 2019, 4:10 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County DAs Office,

     

    We just wanted to follow up and check in to see if this request was received and is being processed?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 5, 2019 4:07 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Feb 5, 2019, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Just wanted to check in with you about this request and follow up!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • January 31, 2019 1:50 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Jan 31, 2019, 1:50 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Of course. It’s literally my job! 🙂

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office


    Status: Completed
  • January 31, 2019 1:33 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Jan 31, 2019, 1:33 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. We appreciate it!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • January 28, 2019 3:14 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Jan 28, 2019, 3:14 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    The original request was:

     

    “The Sparc Foundation of Asheville, NC receives funding from Asheville City, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and Asheville Police Department per their website. In my opinion there appears to be a disproportionate number of African American young men being placed into this call-in, also referred to as the Violent Crime Initiative. I am asking for the demographic breakdown of the Focused Deterrent Program of this agency, because the Sparc Network receives the above mentioned County and City funding. Since, the violent crime initiative call-in is held in a public forum, that being the Buncombe County Courthouse, I am requesting names of “offenders” and the name of the Asheville Police Officer, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputy or State probation Officer who placed the “offender” on the list as well. All call-ins take place in the public Buncombe County Courthouse. There needs to be an inquiry into potential discrimination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Note Buncombe County is only 6.4% African American, per cenus.gov.”

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office does not have any public records that meet this request.

     

    All the best,
    Aaron

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

    Aaron.sarver@buncombecounty.org

    All email to and from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 25, 2019 3:57 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Jan 25, 2019, 3:57 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request and see if there was any update.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • January 25, 2019 3:56 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <Aaron.Sarver@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org>,
    “Williams, Todd M.” <Todd.m.williams@nccourts.org>
    date: Jan 25, 2019, 3:56 PM
    subject: Fwd: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Hi Bunc. Co. Gov., Bunc. Co. Sheriff’s Office, and Bunc. Co. DA’s Office,

     

    Checking again to ask if you can please confirm whether you’ve received this request from 12/21/18 and if it’s being processed.

     

    Subject: “The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative”
    URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sparc-foundation-focused-deterrence-initiative/

     

    Aaron –

     

    Per our 01/15/19 discussion on the email thread for a request called “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”, Sunshine will be sending any Sheriff’s Office related requests to you as the point of contact from hereon. You’ll notice that we’re continuing to state this in all our emails to you recently – This is just meant to indicate to our site users why you’re now being included in our follow ups.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request

     

    ———- Forwarded message ———
    From: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
    Subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative
    To: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    Cc: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>, Quentin Miller <quentin.miller@buncombecounty.org>, Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>, Williams, Todd M. <Todd.m.williams@nccourts.org>, Cogburn, Steven D. <steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org>, Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>

     

    Hi Terry,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request! We appreciate your help.

     

    Hi Buncombe County Government, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, Buncombe County DAs Office,

     

    Just want to check in and ask whether you can confirm receipt of the request and let us know whether it’s being processed. Thank you for your help.

     

    Have a great day!
    Sunshine Request

     

    On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov> wrote:
    Dear Sunshine Request:
    i have received your request and will forward it to the appropriate record custodian(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward any responsive records to you. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    .All best,

     

    On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com> wrote:
    Hi Buncombe County Government, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, Buncombe County DAs Office, and City of Asheville Government,

     

    We received a request for info via www.sunshinerequest.com that may be available in your office(s). If there’s another entity that should be contacted let us know.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Message: “The Sparc Foundation of Asheville, NC receives funding from Asheville City, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and Asheville Police Department per their website. In my opinion there appears to be a disproportionate number of African American young men being placed into this call-in, also referred to as the Violent Crime Initiative. I am asking for the demographic breakdown of the Focused Deterrent Program of this agency, because the Sparc Network receives the above mentioned County and City funding. Since, the violent crime initiative call-in is held in a public forum, that being the Buncombe County Courthouse, I am requesting names of “offenders” and the name of the Asheville Police Officer, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputy or State probation Officer who placed the “offender” on the list as well. All call-ins take place in the public Buncombe County Courthouse. There needs to be an inquiry into potential discrimination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Note Buncombe County is only 6.4% African American, per cenus.gov.”

     

    **Editor’s Note: The requester has included a timeline for this request from January 1st, 2008 to December 19th, 2018

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good day!

     

    Sunshine Request

     


    Please note that the City of Asheville’s offices will be closed December 24, 25 and 26. Responses to public record requests may take longer than usual due to the winter holidays.
    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802
    Telephone: 828.259.5631
    Facsimile: 828.259.5499


    Status: Follow up
  • January 11, 2019 2:00 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    Quentin Miller <quentin.miller@buncombecounty.org>,
    Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Williams, Todd M.” <Todd.m.williams@nccourts.org>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org>,
    Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Jan 11, 2019, 2:00 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Hi Terry,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request! We appreciate your help.

     

    Hi Buncombe County Government, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, Buncombe County DAs Office,

     

    Just want to check in and ask whether you can confirm receipt of the request and let us know whether it’s being processed. Thank you for your help.

     

    Have a great day!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • December 21, 2018 2:30 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Terry White <twhite@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com> cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>, Quentin Miller <quentin.miller@buncombecounty.org>, Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>, Todd.m.williams@nccourts.org, “Cogburn, Steven D.” <steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org>, Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Dec 21, 2018, 2:30 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    i have received your request and will forward it to the appropriate record custodian(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward any responsive records to you. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    .All best,


    Please note that the City of Asheville’s offices will be closed December 24, 25 and 26. Responses to public record requests may take longer than usual due to the winter holidays.
    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 21, 2018 2:15 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    Quentin Miller <quentin.miller@buncombecounty.org>,
    Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>,
    Todd.m.williams@nccourts.org,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <steven.d.cogburn@nccourts.org>
    cc: opengov@ashevillenc.gov
    date: Dec 21, 2018, 2:15 PM
    subject: Records Request: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Hi Buncombe County Government, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, Buncombe County DAs Office, and City of Asheville Government,

     

    We received a request for info via www.sunshinerequest.com that may be available in your office(s). If there’s another entity that should be contacted let us know.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: The Sparc Foundation Focused Deterrence Initiative

     

    Message: “The Sparc Foundation of Asheville, NC receives funding from Asheville City, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and Asheville Police Department per their website. In my opinion there appears to be a disproportionate number of African American young men being placed into this call-in, also referred to as the Violent Crime Initiative. I am asking for the demographic breakdown of the Focused Deterrent Program of this agency, because the Sparc Network receives the above mentioned County and City funding. Since, the violent crime initiative call-in is held in a public forum, that being the Buncombe County Courthouse, I am requesting names of “offenders” and the name of the Asheville Police Officer, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputy or State probation Officer who placed the “offender” on the list as well. All call-ins take place in the public Buncombe County Courthouse. There needs to be an inquiry into potential discrimination and violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Note Buncombe County is only 6.4% African American, per cenus.gov.”

     

    **Editor’s Note: The requester has included a timeline for this request from January 1st, 2008 to December 19th, 2018

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good day!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 20, 2018 4:29 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending