Iowa Open Records Request – Jasper County, IA Sheriff’s Department – #005 – Elimination of the Fog of War – #01

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208
cipher.hunter@cipherphoenix.com

To: Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
2300 Law Center Drive
Newton, IA 50208

Subj: IOWA OPEN RECORDS REQUEST – JASPER COUNTY, IA SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – #005 – ELIMINATION OF THE FOG OF WAR – #01

Ref: 1. Iowa Code Title I State Sovereignty and Management, Chapter 22 Examination of Public Records (Open Records)
2. Iowa Code Title I State Sovereignty and Management, Chapter 23 Public Access to Government Information (Iowa Public Information Board Act) – Section 23.7 – Filing of complaints with the board.

Enc: (1.) Electronic Mail – Scott Nicholson – 25 FEB 2022
(2.) IOWA OPEN RECORDS REQUEST – JASPER COUNTY, IA – #002 – 01 MAR 2022
(3.) Memorandum – Jasper County, IA – 28 APR 2022
(4.) https://airtable.com/shrxIKtBR013LN5tL

1. Requested Information

(a.) All Jasper County, IA Sheriff’s Department electronic mail correspondence (including attachments) mentioning Michael Merritt, Michael J Merritt, Michael J. Merritt, and Michael James Merritt during 20 DEC 2021 at 0001 Local Time through 02 APR 2023 at 2359 Local Time.

2. Conclusion

Enclosure (3.) provides evidence of Jasper County, IA, previously responding to a request for a search for electronic mail stored and preserved by Jasper County, IA, with zero fees assessed in accordance with Iowa Code Section 22.3. Enclosure (4.) provides evidence of approximately 1000 pages of electronic mail public records retrieved by over 200 government bodies in the State of Iowa at a fee of $90. Iowa State University was the only government body that charged a fee in accordance with Iowa Code Section 22.3 ($90) in response to a request to search their information systems for over 300 individual domains representing every school district in the state of Iowa. I do not want to waste my time exposing evidence of another Iowa government body’s lies while attempting to conceal public records. At the same time, if Jasper County, IA, wants to play a game, I am more than happy to deal the cards.

Respectfully,


Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
Founder:  cipherphoenix.com
Creative Writer/Musician
Information Warfare Specialist
Information Systems Manager
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208
cipher.hunter@cipherphoenix.com

“Bricks made with testimony lacking evidence are equivalent to bricks made with straw without clay.”

Cipher Hunter

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