White supremacist retweet

Ansel Halliburton filed this request with the Alameda County Sheriff Department of Alameda County, CA.
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From: Ansel Halliburton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

During the evening on August 14, 2017, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office retweeted a Twitter post of prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer. This is archived at: http://archive.is/3vyxU

Please provide documents related to this retweet, especially including efforts to identify the person responsible.

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,

Ansel Halliburton

From: Kelly, Raymond, Sheriff

In accordance with your request, I want to advise you that I am the person responsible for the accidental retweet on August 14, 2017. This incident has been extensively covered in open source media explaining how the incident occurred. This was an accidental touch of a retweet button in a periscope application. I have attached a news media article as reference to our disclosure of this event. This should satisfy your California Public Records Request. If you have any questions please call me at the below telephone number.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.sfgate.com/bayarea/amp/Alameda-County-sheriff-s-office-catches-heat-11820797.php

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