Firearm Project, Auburn, WA

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Auburn Police Department of Auburn, WA.
Tracking #

P007307-021518

Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the state public records law, I am a journalist requesting that your law enforcement agency provide the following records. I have broken the request into two parts for your reference:

Part 1) Stolen Guns

It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies keep detailed records about firearms that were reported stolen in their jurisdictions. This information is often held in an internal crime analysis and research database that can be queried for specific property.

We are therefore requesting the following for each case of reported firearm theft in your jurisdiction from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present:

-- The serial number, make and model of each firearm that was reported stolen
-- The police report number and/or incident number for the firearm theft
-- The date the theft was reported

I would appreciate if your agency provided this information in a spreadsheet or list. If a spreadsheet or list cannot be provided, please provide copies of the police reports, incident reports, or offense reports for each case of reported firearm theft during that timeframe.

Part 2) Property and Evidence Guns

It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies maintains detailed records about firearms that were seized, confiscated, recovered, found, turned in, or otherwise came under the custody and control of the department. These guns are processed and booked into Property and Evidence and details about each are entered into a database.

We are therefore requesting a spreadsheet or printout of every such firearm entered from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present. The records should include, but not be limited to, the following:

-- The serial number, make and model of each firearm
-- The date on which the firearm was entered
-- The police report number and/or incident number associated with each firearm
-- If readily available, the type of crime or incident involving each gun (e.g., homicide, robbery, assault, etc.)

If a spreadsheet is available for either part of this request, we respectfully ask the department to provide the record layout and/or code sheet so that we can ascertain the meaning of column labels, acronyms and abbreviations, and distinguish between firearms reported stolen and those that were seized, confiscated, recovered, found, turned in, booked into property and evidence, or otherwise came under the custody and control of the department. If a spreadsheet is not available, please provide any and all other records that will yield the information we are seeking.

I am a member of the news media, a reporter with The Trace, a 501c3 nonprofit news organization headquartered in New York City. I am making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service.

We will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public and are not requesting it for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request.

I would prefer the requested information be sent via an e-mail attachment if available, or a mailed CD-ROM if not. You can send any correspondence or records by responding to this email or sending them to my company email: foia@thetrace.org

If you require standard mail, we ask that you send correspondence and any records to our national headquarters at:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Thank you in advance for your help with this request. I look forward to receiving your response.

Sincerely,

Brian Freskos
(919) 522-6354

From: Auburn Police Department

Dear Brian Freskos,
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520 and Doe I v. Washington State Patrol, 80 Wn. App. 296 (1996), this letter acknowledges receipt of your public record request addressed to the City of Auburn received by this office on 2/15/2018.
Please be advised that the City responds to numerous public records requests and estimates the time of response to your specific request to be approximately ten to fifteen business days from the date of this letter.  Please be aware that the response time being provided to you is an approximation only, however, this office will make every reasonable effort to respond as promptly as possible to your public record request.
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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From: Auburn Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 2/15/2018, Reference #P007307-021518
Dear Mr. Freskos:
The City of Auburn received a public records request from you on 2/15/2018. You requested the following:
"To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 5, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
There was nothing "copied below" as stated in your request, so I cannot investigate your claim regarding a May 5, 2017 request.  Please provide more information about your request so that I can investigate further.
Thank you.  If you have any questions, please contact my office at 253-931-3037.
Sincerely,
Dani Daskam City Clerk City Clerk's Office 253-931-3037
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,
This is the request that should have been copied. Thanks!
----
Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the state public records law, I am a journalist requesting that your law enforcement agency provide the following records. I have broken the request into two parts for your reference:

Part 1) Stolen Guns

It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies keep detailed records about firearms that were reported stolen in their jurisdictions. This information is often held in an internal crime analysis and research database that can be queried for specific property.

We are therefore requesting the following for each case of reported firearm theft in your jurisdiction from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present:

-- The serial number, make and model of each firearm that was reported stolen
-- The police report number and/or incident number for the firearm theft
-- The date the theft was reported

I would appreciate if your agency provided this information in a spreadsheet or list. If a spreadsheet or list cannot be provided, please provide copies of the police reports, incident reports, or offense reports for each case of reported firearm theft during that timeframe.

Part 2) Property and Evidence Guns

It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies maintains detailed records about firearms that were seized, confiscated, recovered, found, turned in, or otherwise came under the custody and control of the department. These guns are processed and booked into Property and Evidence and details about each are entered into a database.

We are therefore requesting a spreadsheet or printout of every such firearm entered from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present. The records should include, but not be limited to, the following:

-- The serial number, make and model of each firearm
-- The date on which the firearm was entered
-- The police report number and/or incident number associated with each firearm
-- If readily available, the type of crime or incident involving each gun (e.g., homicide, robbery, assault, etc.)

If a spreadsheet is available for either part of this request, we respectfully ask the department to provide the record layout and/or code sheet so that we can ascertain the meaning of column labels, acronyms and abbreviations, and distinguish between firearms reported stolen and those that were seized, confiscated, recovered, found, turned in, booked into property and evidence, or otherwise came under the custody and control of the department. If a spreadsheet is not available, please provide any and all other records that will yield the information we are seeking.

I am a member of the news media, a reporter with The Trace, a 501c3 nonprofit news organization headquartered in New York City. I am making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service.

We will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public and are not requesting it for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request.

I would prefer the requested information be sent via an e-mail attachment if available, or a mailed CD-ROM if not. You can send any correspondence or records by responding to this email or sending them to my company email: foia@thetrace.org

If you require standard mail, we ask that you send correspondence and any records to our national headquarters at:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Thank you in advance for your help with this request. I look forward to receiving your response.

Sincerely,

Brian Freskos
(919) 522-6354

From: Auburn Police Department

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Description: TO: "AUBURNWA Support"[auburnwa@mycusthelp.net]February 20, 2018This is a follow up to request number P007307-021518:Hello,This is the request that should have been copied. Thanks!----Dear Records Officer,Pursuant to the state public records law, I am a journalist requesting that your law enforcement agency provide the following records. I have broken the request into two parts for your reference:Part 1) Stolen GunsIt is our understanding that law enforcement agencies keep detailed records about firearms that were reported stolen in their jurisdictions. This information is often held in an internal crime analysis and research database that can be queried for specific property.We are therefore requesting the following for each case of reported firearm theft in your jurisdiction from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present:-- The serial number, make and model of each firearm that was reported stolen-- The police report number and/or incident number for the firearm theft-- The date the theft was reportedI would appreciate if your agency provided this information in a spreadsheet or list. If a spreadsheet or list cannot be provided, please provide copies of the police reports, incident reports, or offense reports for each case of reported firearm theft during that timeframe.Part 2) Property and Evidence GunsIt is our understanding that law enforcement agencies maintains detailed records about firearms that were seized, confiscated, recovered, found, turned in, or otherwise came under the custody and control of the department. These guns are processed and booked into Property and Evidence and details about each are entered into a database.We are therefore requesting a spreadsheet or printout of every such firearm entered from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present. The records should include, but not be limited to, the following:-- The serial number, make and model of each firearm-- The date on which the firearm was entered-- The police report number and/or incident number associated with each firearm-- If readily available, the type of crime or incident involving each gun (e.g., homicide, robbery, assault, etc.)If a spreadsheet is available for either part of this request, we respectfully ask the department to provide the record layout and/or code sheet so that we can ascertain the meaning of column labels, acronyms and abbreviations, and distinguish between firearms reported stolen and those that were seized, confiscated, recovered, found, turned in, booked into property and evidence, or otherwise came under the custody and control of the department. If a spreadsheet is not available, please provide any and all other records that will yield the information we are seeking.I am a member of the news media, a reporter with The Trace, a 501c3 nonprofit news organization headquartered in New York City. I am making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service.We will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public and are not requesting it for commercial purposes.In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request.I would prefer the requested information be sent via an e-mail attachment if available, or a mailed CD-ROM if not. You can send any correspondence or records by responding to this email or sending them to my company email: foia@thetrace.orgIf you require standard mail, we ask that you send correspondence and any records to our national headquarters at:The Trace Attn: Brian Freskos428 Broadway, 4th FloorNew York, NY 10013Thank you in advance for your help with this request. I look forward to receiving your response.Sincerely,Brian Freskos(919) 522-6354Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 37057-86808277@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/auburn-police-department-6316/firearm-project-auburn-wa-37057/?email=auburnwa%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=5745b54b-be9f-45c0-b84f-2c81b766e671#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 37057411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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