Oakland City Attorney legal briefs re: body cams and emails with OPOA.

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Oakland City Attorney of California.
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

- A copy of all legal briefs or guidance documents that do not fall under the attorney-client exemption pertaining to the use of body-worn cameras.

- A copy of all email communications between the Oakland City Attorney's Office and the Oakland Police Officers' Association containing the words "body cam", "body camera", "body-worn cam", and "body-worn camera".

- A copy of all complaints made by Oakland police officers concerning body-worn cameras.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Evan Anderson

From: City of Oakland

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City of Oakland

From: Flores-Medina, Arlette

Dear requester:
We need clarification about your request. As it is written now, it is extremely voluminous and burdensome, and it will take a long period of time to search the documents.
Could you please provide more specific information for your request (i.e. time period that you are searching records; names of staff members you are interested in getting email communications from, etc.)?

Feel free to contact me to discuss further your request.

Sincerely,

Arlette (Arly) Flores
Open Government Coordinator

Oakland City Attorney's Office
1 Frank O. Plaza, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238 2965
Email: aflores@oaklandcityattorney.org
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From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

First, thank you for your prompt response. I attempted to reach you by phone just now but the call went to voice mail. I would like to know which part(s) of the request is/are too voluminous and burdensome. Is it the part concerning email communications, complaints about body cams, legal briefs concerning the use of body cams, or a combination of the three? I will be happy to be more specific in my request once I know what it is that I should clarify. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

-- Evan

From: Flores-Medina, Arlette

Greetings
I am back in my office.
Feel free to give me a call or send me a phone number where I can locate you.
Thanks

Arlette (Arly) Flores
Open Government Coordinator

Oakland City Attorney's Office
1 Frank O. Plaza, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238 2965
Email: aflores@oaklandcityattorney.org
Website: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org

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From: Evan Anderson

Hi Ms. Flores,

I have not yet received an email from you concerning the clarification of my request, which we discussed earlier on the phone. Rather than sending an email to the email address I gave you, please feel free to reply to this message with the updated request. Thanks again.

Sincerely,

-- Evan

From: City of Oakland

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From: Flores-Medina, Arlette

Dear Mr. Anderson:

Thank you for your phone call earlier today, and for agreeing to narrow
your request.

I'd like to summarize our conversation, and ensure that we are both on
the same page in regards to your public records request:

* Your request has been narrowed to the following:

o A copy of legal briefs, and any trainings, guidance, and
instructions provided by Office of the City Attorney (OCA) to Oakland
Police Department (OPD) between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 22, 2014 related
to body-worn cameras.

o Only emails between the attorneys of the Public Safety Unit and the
OPOA (Oakland Police Officers' Association) between Sept. 1, 2013 and
Sept. 22, 2014 containing the words "body cam", "body camera",
"body-worn cam" and "body-worn camera."

o A copy of complaints made by police officers to OCA about body-worn
cameras between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 22, 2014 concerning body-worn
cameras.

* Most communication between City Attorney's Office and Oakland
Police Department might be confidential and non-disclosable. However,
the legal team will review and determine if this also applies to the
Oakland Police Officers' Association.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to
contact me.

Sincerely,

Arlette (Arly) Flores

Open Government Coordinator

Oakland City Attorney's Office

1 Frank O. Plaza, 6th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238 2965

Email: aflores@oaklandcityattorney.org

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From: City of Oakland

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The City of Oakland
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Phone Number: (510) 444-CITY

From: Evan Anderson

Please update me on the status of this request.

Thank you,

Evan

From: Flores-Medina, Arlette

I am currently out of the office and will not be responding to emails. Please contact the City Attorney's Office front desk at 510 238 3601 or via email at jamado@oaklandcityattorney.org

Me encuentro fuera de la oficina y no estare respondiendo correos electronicos. Favor de comunicarse a la recepcion de la Oficina de la Abogada de la Ciudad al 510 238 3601 o por correo electronico jamado@oaklandcityattorney.org

From: MuckRock

Hello,

I would like an update on the attached request, please.

Thank you very much.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Flores-Medina, Arlette

Dear requester:

As my out of office reply indicates, I have been out of the office since last October, and just returned back to the office today.

However, your request was closed on Oct. 13, 2014, when the response to your request was posted online.

Here is the link to your request:

http://records.oaklandnet.com/request/5970

You shall have received an automated response indicating that the response was posted and the request was closed.

If you did not, then we need to notify the system administrator about it. Please let me know if that was the case.

If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Arlette (Arly) Flores

Open Government Coordinator

Oakland City Attorney's Office

1 Frank O. Plaza, 6th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238 2965

Email: aflores@oaklandcityattorney.org

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