collision reports

Lindsay Olson filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.
Tracking # P010444-100316
Due Oct. 7, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Lindsay Olson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Please release collision reports from collisions occurring in King County from years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lindsay Olson

From: KCSO Online Request System

Dear Lindsay:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on October 02, 2016 and given the reference number P010443-100316 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).

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From: KCSO Online Request System

Dear Lindsay:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on October 03, 2016 and given the reference number P010444-100316 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: October 2, 2016King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Please release collision reports from collisions occurring in King County from years 2014, 2015 and 2016.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 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Lindsay Olson------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 28554-31195524@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 28554411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the King County Sheriff’s Office online request system.

King County Sheriff’s Office | Records Unit
(206) 263-2626 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff (http://www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff)
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From: KCSO Online Request System

Dear Lindsay:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on October 03, 2016 and given the reference number P010446-100316 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: October 2, 2016King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Please release collision reports from collisions occurring in King County from years 2014, 2015 and 2016.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 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Lindsay Olson------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 28554-31195524@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 28554411A 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.

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the King County Sheriff’s Office online request system.

King County Sheriff’s Office | Records Unit
(206) 263-2626 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff (http://www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff)
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From: KCSO Online Request System

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P010444-100316 Dear Lindsay, Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on October 03, 2016. You requested: “October 2, 2016King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Please release collision reports from collisions occurring in King County from years 2014, 2015 and 2016.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 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Lindsay Olson------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 28554-31195524@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 28554411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516” The King County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing ahigh volume of open requests, exceeding 380. Your request is important to us.The research involved in identifying each Traffic Collision Report (TCR) for 2014, 2015 and 2016 isextensive. Our initial research has resulted in over 19,000 possible accidents/events from 2014-Present. Each event needs to bereviewed to determine whether or not a TCR was written and of those written,which were investigated by our agency.For example, in 2014 we have identified potentially 6,000 accident events, ofwhich over 5,800 may be stand-alone TCRs wherewe did not investigate. The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) no longerprocesses requests for stand-alone TCRs.If our office investigated an accident and prepared a Sheriff’s Office casereport, then we would process those requests. However, requests for stand-aloneTCRs would need to be obtained from the Washington State Patrol (WSP), which isthe central repository for TCRs. RCW 46.52.085 allows agencies processing requests for TCRs tocharge a fee to meet the costs incurred. Due to the high volume of requests forTCRs and budget cuts, the KCSO was prepared to establish a fee for TCRs. We learned,however, that the Washington State Patrol already has a web page to assist requestersvery quickly. The Washington State Patrol’s on-line website is asfollows http://www.wsp.wa.gov , under Hot Topics, select WRECR-Collision RecordRequest. If you have further questions about the Washington State Patrol’sservice, please review their website. In the meantime, we are continuing our research andexpect to have an update to you by December 30, 2016. At that time wehope to provide you with a first installment of TCRs where the KCSOinvestigated the accident, as well as a list of events where we did notinvestigate the accidents so that you may make your request for those TCRs tothe Washington State Patrol. If we are unable to meet our self-imposeddeadline, we will let you know. If we are able to provide a response sooner, wewill certainly do so.
Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to update or cancel this request.
Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration 206.263.2630 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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From: Lindsay Olson

Thank you for the update. I look forward to the delivery and very much acknowledge and appreciate the amount of work involved.

From: KCSO Online Request System

Hello,

Unfortunately your email and was not recognized accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status or update an already submitted request, you should visit the has not been routed Online Request System. (http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/Services/PublicDisclosure/Online%20Requests.aspx) Description: TO: [kcso@mycusthelp.net]October 11, 2016King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 This is a follow up to request number P010444-100316:Thank you for the update. I look forward to the delivery and very much acknowledge and appreciate the amount of work involved.---On Oct. 6, 2016:
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From: Lindsay Olson

I am just following up on the request. I look forward to the delivery and very much acknowledge and appreciate the amount of work involved.

From: KCSO Online Request System

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P010444-100316 Dear Lindsay, Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) on October 03, 2016. You requested: (%5bREQUEST_VIEW_HREF%5d) Online Request System “October 2, 2016King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Please release collision reports from collisions occurring in King County from years 2014, 2015 and 2016.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 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Lindsay Olson------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 28554-31195524@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 28554411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516” I am the Records Specialist assigned to work on this request. The Public Disclosure Unit has completed the research into your request and I am now taking over. Per the previous messages from the Public Disclosure Unit, the stand-alone Traffic Collision Reports (TCRs), or those in which the Sheriff's Office did not perform any further investigation, will need to be obtained from the Washington State Patrol. I will be responsible for providing the documentation for all TCRs in which the Sheriff's Office did further investigation.
After the research was completed, there were 19,534 events identified as potential collision reports. 16,413 events were verified as having a TCR associated with them, with 13,783 being stand-alone TCRs which would need to be obtained via Washington State Patrol. 1,925 events are verified as having KCSO investigation, and are what I will be providing to you. In addition, there are 3,535 events that will need to be researched further to determine if they are a Stand-alone TCR or if there was further investigation involved.
That means I will be providing 1,925 events, with the possibility of more, after I have researched the remaining 3,535.  This will require a large number of installments in order to complete. I will provide an installment every 2-4 weeks.
Additionally, these reports are only for Traffic Collisions occurring within our Jurisdiction, which is unincorporated King County and the 16 contracts we have for Police Services. For collisions occurring throughout the rest of King County you would need to contact the appropriate agency.
This will constitute my first installment. This installment is a spreadsheet titled, "P010444-100316_-_WRECR_List.xlsx." This document lists the Stand-alone TCRs and their "DOT Report Number," which is needed to order the report from the Washington State Patrol. There are three tabs, one for each year (2014, 2015, & 2016), and each tab lists out: KCSO CAD and Case Number, Occurred Date, Collision Report Created, DOT Report Number, and Stand-alone TCR for each incident. Those with a DOT Report Number are the incidents you will need to order from the Washington State Patrol, using the DOT Report Number.
I have scheduled the next installment for 1/13/17. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to update or cancel this request.
Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Jeremiah Schuetze | Lead Records Specialist - KCSO | Records Unit 206.263.2628 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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From: Lindsay Olson

Thank you very much. I know this is a time consuming request. Ho do I access the files? I do not see one here.

Lindsay

From: KCSO Online Request System

Hello,

Unfortunately your email and was not recognized accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status or update an already submitted request, you should visit the has not been routed Online Request System. (http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/Services/PublicDisclosure/Online%20Requests.aspx) Description: TO: [kcso@mycusthelp.net]January 3, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 This is a follow up to request number P010444-100316:Thank you very much. I know this is a time consuming request. Ho do I access the files? I do not see one here.Lindsay---On Dec. 30, 2016:
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