Iowa Open Records Request – Jasper County Iowa- #002

01 March 2022

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-840-9916

To: Doug Cupples, Jasper County Chairman
101 1st Street N
Room 203
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-7016

Denny Carpenter, Jasper County Vice-Chairman
101 1st Street N
Room 203
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-7016

Brandon Talsma, Jasper County Board Member
101 1st Street N
Room 203
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-7016

Scott Nicholson, Jasper County Attorney
114 West 3rd Street N
Newton, IA 50208
641-792-5010

Subj: IOWA OPEN RECORDS REQUEST – JASPER COUNTY, IA – #002

Ref: 1. THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, 5 U.S.C. § 552
2. Iowa Code Title I State Sovereignty and Management, Chapter 22 Examination of Public Records (Open Records)
3. Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
4. Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
5. 18 U.S.C. Chapter 119 Wire and Electronic Communications Interception and Interception of Oral Communications
6. 18 USC 2262: Interstate Violation of Protection Order
7. Iowa Code Title VI Human Services, Chapter 236 Domestic Abuse, Section 236.2(2)
8. Iowa Code Title VI Human Services, Chapter 236 Domestic Abuse, Section 236.19(2)
9. Iowa Code Title VI Human Services, Chapter 236 Domestic Abuse, Section 236.19(2)(a)
10. Iowa Code Title VI Human Services, Chapter 236 Domestic Abuse, Section 236.19(2)(b)
11. Iowa Code Title XVI Criminal Law and Procedure, Chapter 708 Assault, Section 708.1(2)
12. Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct Chapter 32, Section 8.4 Misconduct
13. Newton News. “Man Sends a Series of Harassing Text Messages.” Newton Daily News, 15. Nov. 2020, http://www.newtondailynews.com/…/man-sends-a…/a8r3nj5
16. Freedom of Information Request – Jasper County Iowa- #001, 20 DEC 2021
17. Freedom of Information Status Request to Jasper County, IA – #001, 14 FEB 2022
18. Electronic Mail Response – Jasper County Attorney – 25 FEB 2022

1. Introduction

This request incorporates guidance provided by the Jasper County Attorney in Reference (18.) and supersedes Reference (16.)

2. Requested Information

(a.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments mentioning Michael J Merritt, Michael J. Merritt, and Michael James Merritt during 01 JAN 2019 at 0001 Local Time through 20 DEC 2021 at 2359 Local Time.

(b.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments regarding Newton Police Department Iowa Incident Report 19-26175.

(c.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments regarding Newton Police Department Iowa Incident Report 21-35193.

(d.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments regarding Newton Police Department Iowa Incident Report 21-035520.

(e.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments regarding the names Zachery Lambertus, Zachery M Lambertus, Zachery M. Lambertus, Zachery Milo Lambertus, Zach Lambertus, Zach M Lambertus, Zach M. Lambertus, Zach Milo Lambertus.

(f.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments regarding STATE OF IOWA VS LAMBERTUS, ZACHERY MILO Case: 05501 SMAC015739 (JASPER).

(g.) All Jasper County, IA email correspondence, including attachments regarding the corresponding Newton Police Department incident number related to STATE OF IOWA VS LAMBERTUS, ZACHERY MILO case 05501 SMAC015739 (JASPER).

(h.) All files downloaded via an internet connection by employees of Jasper County Iowa related to STATE OF IOWA VS LAMBERTUS, ZACHERY MILO Case: 05501 SMAC015739 (JASPER) or its corresponding Newton Police Department incident number. Software utilized to facilitate downloading of data includes but is not limited to:

  1. Internet web browser
  2. Electronic mail client (Outlook or other desktop/mobile software)
  3. A portal, application, or other internal/external interface utilized for the collection of files or other data uploaded by citizens that have filed a complaint. That are downloaded by employees of the City of Newton, employees of the Newton Police Department, or an automated system requiring internet access provided by the City of Newton.

(i.) The desired format of requested data: Thumb drive (at Jasper County published rate):

(j.) The originator of this request is not responsible for any costs generated by the production or organization of this data if the clerical, professional, clerical staff, legal fees, or any other required actions or cost exceed 10 hours or $1000 (whichever comes first) without prior coordination and approval from the originator of this request.

(k.) Distribution of Requested Data: Priority Mail sent to the originator of this request.

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
641-840-9916


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