Atomwaffen Division (Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center of California.
Multi Request Atomwaffen Division


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The date range on all portions of this request is from 10/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

Threat assessments, field reports, intelligence updates, and any other reports which make mention of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division.

I also request an email search using the following keywords:
-Atomwaffen Division
-Samuel Woodward
-Brandon Russell
-John Cameron Denton
-Michael Lloyd Hubsky
-Sean Michael Fernandez

The group's prominent leaders include Brandon Russell of Florida, John Cameron Denton of Montgomery, Texas, Michael Lloyd Hubsky of Nevada, Kaleb Cole of Washington, and Sean Michael Fernandez of Texas. Atomwaffen Division has been implicated in five killings within the last year and a half, including the recent murder of Blaze Bernstein by Atomwaffen Division member Samuel Woodward. The public has a right to know about this public safety threat.

As a member of the media I request a fee waiver. My work appears regularly on and I will link my author's page here as well: I have freelanced several pieces to Motherboard a subsidiary of VICE Media which can be found at the following link:, and I have also written for DeSmogBlog.

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center

Hello Mr. Waltman,

The Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC) is not a government entity. Staff from multiple entities are assigned to the OCIAC. Per the Memorandum of Agreement among the entities participating in the OCIAC, the Orange County Sheriff is responsible for the overall policy and direction of OCIAC. As such, we respond to Public Records Act requests submitted to the OCIAC website.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Records Division received your request on Friday, February 23, 2018 and sent you responsive records on March 8, 2018. Please see the attached responsive records.

Thank you,

Helen Vasquez
OCSD | Records Division | CPRA