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mohammed arsalai filed this request with the Alameda County Sheriff Department of Alameda County, CA.
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20-282

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From: mohammed arsalai


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

all notes, memos, emails, surveillance footage, surveillance notes written or electronically transmitted, police dashcam footage, police patrol car audio, all audio, all documentation, all files, all social media surveillance, all communication with Oakland, California police department for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to all protests and political activists and political organizers in relation to Oscar Grant, No Justice No BART, Occupy Oakland, Black Identity Extremism, Countering Violent Extremism or CVE cases as well as "Operation Honeypot" involving:

Oakland Police Officer Bluford

Oakland Police Officer Buford

Oakland Police Officer Jaeger

all notes, memos, emails, surveillance footage, surveillance notes written or electronically transmitted, police dashcam footage, police patrol car audio, all audio, all documentation, all files, all social media surveillance, all communication with Oakland, California police department for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to all protests and political activists and political organizers in relation to Oscar Grant, No Justice No BART, Occupy Oakland, Black Identity Extremism, Countering Violent Extremism or CVE cases as well as "Operation Honeypot" involving:

Trevor Latham of Oakland, California - Member of the Eastbay Rats Motorcycle Club and an asset / operative for the Oakland Police Department and Department of Homeland Security

all notes, memos, emails, surveillance footage, surveillance notes written or electronically transmitted, police dashcam footage, police patrol car audio, all audio, all documentation, all files, all social media surveillance, all communication with Oakland, California police department for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to all protests and political activists and political organizers in relation to Oscar Grant, No Justice No BART, Occupy Oakland, Standing Rock, Freddy Gray protests, Michael Brown protests, Line 3, Ferguson, Black Identity Extremism, Countering Violent Extremism or CVE cases related to, mentioning, written by, referencing:

- Jacob Crawford
- We Copwatch organization
- Federal Officer Clarence Jacob
- Federal Officer Bernard Jacob
- Federal Officer Clarence Bernard

All documentation or reciepts or grant proposals from We Copwatch to Oakland Police Department or the Department of Homeland Security or to Federal Bureau of Investigation for grant monies or assisstance or support for

- Jacob Crawford
- We Copwatch organization
- Federal Officer Clarence Jacob
- Federal Officer Bernard Jacob
- Federal Officer Clarence Bernard

all notes, memos, emails, surveillance footage, surveillance notes written or electronically transmitted, police dashcam footage, police patrol car audio, all audio, all documentation, all files, all social media surveillance, all communication with Oakland, California police department for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to all protests and political activists and political organizers in relation to Oscar Grant, No Justice No BART, Occupy Oakland, Standing Rock, Freddy Gray protests, Michael Brown protests, Line 3, Ferguson, Black Identity Extremism, Countering Violent Extremism or CVE cases related to, mentioning, written by, referencing:

- Department of Homeland Security Officer Clarence Jacob
- Department of Homeland Security Officer Bernard Jacob
- Department of Homeland Security Officer Clarence Bernard

all notes, memos, emails, surveillance footage, surveillance notes written or electronically transmitted, police dashcam footage, police patrol car audio, all audio, all documentation, all files, all social media surveillance, all communication with Oakland, California police department for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to all protests and political activists and political organizers in relation to Oscar Grant, No Justice No BART, Occupy Oakland, Standing Rock, Freddy Gray protests, Michael Brown protests, Line 3, Ferguson, Black Identity Extremism, Countering Violent Extremism or CVE cases related to, mentioning, written by, referencing:

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all notes, memos, emails, surveillance footage, surveillance notes written or electronically transmitted, police dashcam footage, police patrol car audio, all audio, all documentation, all files, all social media surveillance, all communication with Oakland, California police department for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to all protests and political activists and political organizers in relation to Oscar Grant, No Justice No BART, Occupy Oakland, Standing Rock, Freddy Gray protests, Michael Brown protests, Line 3, Ferguson, Black Identity Extremism, Countering Violent Extremism or CVE cases related to, mentioning, written by, referencing:

All notes audio, text, email communications between the FBI, DHS, OPD with any member of the Eastbay Rats Motorcycle club -

Any and all documentation with mention of Eastbay Rats Motorcycle Club

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

mohammed arsalai

From: Alameda County Sheriff Department

Dear Mr. Mohammed Arsalai,

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), we write in response to the inquiry that you made to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office under the California Public Records Act, which we received on, September 21, 2020. We note that the requests are limited only to records in our custody and control.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has determined that your requests are unduly burdensome and not able to be fulfilled as written. Please also note that burden is appropriately considered as justifying denial of PRA requests. (See Cal. Gov. Code § 6255; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. Deukmejian (1982) 32 Cal.3d 440, 452 ["Because the public has an interest in the cost and efficiency of government, a public agency's expense and inconvenience associated with making a record available to the requestor must be factored into this balancing."].) "When weighing the benefits and costs of disclosure, any expense or inconvenience to the public agency may be properly considered." (Bertoli v. City of Sebastopol (2015) 233 Cal. App. 4th 353, 372, as modified (Jan. 30, 2015).) The California Supreme Court has explained that "[r]easonable efforts do not require that agencies undertake extraordinarily extensive or intrusive searches .... " (City of San Jose v. Superior Court (2017) 2 Cal. 5th 608, 627.) As such, "[a] clearly framed request which requires an agency to search an enormous volume of data for a 'needle in the haystack' or, conversely, a request which compels the production of a huge volume of material may be objectionable as unduly burdensome." (California First Amendment Coalition v. Superior Court (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 159, 166; see also Times Mirror Co. v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal. 3d 1325, 1345 [holding that "whatever merit disclosure might otherwise warrant in principle is simply crushed under the massive weight of the Times's request in this case .. . We are not persuaded that any identifiable public interest supports such a wholesale production of documents."). Given the lengthy timeframe and data fields requested, as well as privacy redactions required, as your requests are currently framed ACSO is unable to respond without an unreasonable expenditure of government resources.

You are free to narrow/redefine your requests to seek information in the custody of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Best regards,

Cynthia Wilson - Sheriff's Technician
Alameda County Sheriff's Office - Internal Affairs (Public Records Request)
1401 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
office: 510.208.9805|fax: 510.208.9803|qic: 26017
cwilson@acgov.org<mailto:cwilson@acgov.org> |https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/

From: mohammed arsalai

Yes, I'll refine:

Any and all documentions, video, audio, patrol dash cam, patrol audio, police body cameras, memos, notes, meeting minutes with mention of Mohammed Harun Arsalai from the year 2000 - 9/26/2020

Any and all documentions, video, audio, patrol dash cam, patrol audio, police body cameras, memos, notes, meeting minutes with mention of Oakland Police Officer George Buford from the year 2000 - 9/26/2020

Any and all documentions, video, audio, patrol dash cam, patrol audio, police body cameras, memos, notes, meeting minutes with mention of Bay Area Intifada from the year 2000 - 9/26/2020

Any and all documentions, video, audio, patrol dash cam, patrol audio, police body cameras, memos, notes, meeting minutes with mention of We Copwatch from the year 2000 - 9/26/2020

From: Alameda County Sheriff Department

Dear Mr. Mohammed Arsalai,

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), we write in response to the inquiry that you made to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office under the California Public Records Act, which we received on, September 21, 2020. We note that the requests are limited only to records in our custody and control.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has conducted a thorough search relating to your redefined request. Our search did net 2 items, which are protected and exempt from disclosure, pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code §§ 6254(b), 6255 and the attorney-client privilege.

Best regards,

Cynthia Wilson - Sheriff's Technician
Alameda County Sheriff's Office - Internal Affairs (Public Records Request)
1401 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
office: 510.208.9805|fax: 510.208.9803|qic: 26017
cwilson@acgov.org<mailto:cwilson@acgov.org> |https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/

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