Dear Ed and Ross,
I am interested in any LAAS/ACTF records, statements, complaints or reports regarding allegations of animal neglect on the Pierce Campus, including all records and emails pertaining to the subsequent investigation by LAAS/ACTF regarding these complaints.
Of special interest are the investigations of animal neglect complaints occurring during 2004, 2005 and 2006. Also of special interest are inspection reports of farm animals during these years, photographs taken, or veterinary inspection reports, as well as written records dated October 2005 to January 2006 regarding results of the closed investigation of the neglect complaints.
This request is being made subject to the California Public Records Act: Government Code §6250-6268. Under this statute you have 10 calendar days from the date of receipt of this request to respond as to whether you will release the records requested as detailed below. It is preferred your response be made in writing to either the street address or email above.
1. Copies of all complaints, or notations of complaints received by LAAS/ACTF regarding neglect or abuse of any farm animal on the Pierce Campus during 2004 and 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
2.Any email or written records, including complaints, notes, citations or investigation results from any of the following officers, Bowers, Boswell, Navattette, Selder, Frias, Botta, Dancy or Frias regarding the investigation by LAAS or the LA ACTF conducted between March 1, 2005 and May 1, 2006 concerning alleged neglect of farm animals on the Pierce campus addressed to Guerdon Stuckey, Ed Boks, Richard South, Dean Dorthy Rupert, Dean Paul Whalen, Elizebeth South, Dr. Yates, or Scott Henderson.
3. Written results of the 2005-06 investigation, which apparently was closed by testimony of Captain Bowers because the animals were not there when the inspection was made, which would include dates when the camplaints were first received, the dates of the inspections, and the date the investigation closed.
4. Records of animal neglect complaints and investigations of Pierce in 2004, 2007 and 2008.
Form of Information Requested
The requested information should be provided as any standard wordprocessing file, PDF file, Tiff file, JPEG file, or other file type that can be electronically transferred to the email address shown below. Should there be file size limitations on what you are permitted to send outside of your internal network, please contact me so that other arrangements for data transfer can be made. In lieu of electronic conveyance, please supply a hardcopy of the requested documents.
Denial and Redaction
Should you choose to deny this request, as required by law, please indicate the exact reason for denial and the person and title of the person who made such decision. Should information be redacted from the files, statute requires that you list for EACH record the reason for redaction and type of information redacted.
I am willing to pay reasonable copying fees, as defined under law, not to exceed $25.00. Should fees run higher, please contact me.
Should you have any questions regarding this request, please contact me immediately.
Edward Muzika, Ph.D.