Other (indicate in message) Submitted: February 4, 2019 | Updated: May 7, 2019

Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

Hello,

We would like to know if any criminal cases were dismissed, prior to a first court appearance, as a result of The Buncombe County “Amnesty Day” on 1/25/19.

Specifically, we would like to know any cases that were dismissed which did not have orders for arrests related to them, and/or for which the first appearance in court had not yet occurred.

We would like to know the specific charge(s) and the reasoning justifying any dismissals.

Additionally, we would like to know if any cases that had associated victims (other than Society/State of NC) were dismissed and if the victims were notified or consulted with regarding the handling of the case.

Thank you.

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 04/30/19: Our apologies for the delay sending this request. We’ve clarified the request to say that the data requested should not include personally identifiable information (like names and case #s). If the sender requires that information as part of the request, please feel free to make a new request by contacting the Buncombe County DA’s Office directly. Thank you!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 7, 2019 11:56 am

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: May 7, 2019, 11:56 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

     

    Steven,

     

    Understood. Thank you for clarifying!

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request

     

    **Editor’s Note: Per Steven’s clarification on 05/06/19, the information found in the similar request to this one is the best they can do at this time. That request can be found here: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/dismissal-of-cases-on-buncombe-co-amnesty-day/


    Status: Completed
  • May 6, 2019 8:31 am

    1 month ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 6, 2019, 8:31 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

     

    The previous information is the best we can do at this time due to the limitations of the data systems. Hopefully the state will fund a new system that will integrate many functions which should allow for more options.

     

    Steve


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • May 3, 2019 2:46 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: May 3, 2019, 2:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

     

    Good afternoon Steven,

     

    Thank you for your email! We just wanted to clarify that this is a new request, different from the one you’ve referenced, which can be found here: Dismissal of cases on Buncombe Co Amnesty Day

     

    If you are saying that the information you sent for the other request satisfies this new one too, that’s great! We’ll mark this new request as “Complete” on our site, and will point users to the other completed original request. Just let us know.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 30, 2019 1:23 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 30, 2019, 1:23 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

     

    Sunshine:

     

    The list I supplied on January 29, 2019 is the only information that I have regarding this request. Of course the individual files are here in my office until they are destroyed pursuant to destruction schedules.

     

    Steven Cogburn

     

    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
  • April 30, 2019 12:59 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 30, 2019, 12:59 PM
    subject: Records Request: Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County District Attorneys Office,

     

    We received another request for info that may be available in your office.

     

    Sunshine Request is trying to balance providing good data to the public, while minimizing the amount of personally identifiable information we publish as relates to criminal justice. Therefore, as relates to the request (below) we received, we’d like to ask that you please do not include any personally identifiable information (like names or case #s) in the results you send back. Thank you!

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Dismissed cases – Buncombe County

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello,

     

    We would like to know if any criminal cases were dismissed, prior to a first court appearance, as a result of The Buncombe County “Amnesty Day” on 1/25/19.

     

    Specifically, we would like to know any cases that were dismissed which did not have orders for arrests related to them, and/or for which the first appearance in court had not yet occurred.

     

    We would like to know the specific charge(s) and the reasoning justifying any dismissals.

     

    Additionally, we would like to know if any cases that had associated victims (other than Society/State of NC) were dismissed and if the victims were notified or consulted with regarding the handling of the case.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • February 4, 2019 12:01 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending