Policies on OC (King County Sheriff's Office)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.
Tracking # P014858-052317
Est. Completion Aug. 25, 2017
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:

-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.

-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.

-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.

-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.

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,

Curtis Waltman

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P014858-052317
Dear Curtis,
Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on May 23, 2017. You requested:
“From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 5:27 PMTo: KCSO, Legal Subject: Public Records Request: Policies on OC (King County Sheriff's Office)May 22, 2017King 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:For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.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,Curtis Waltman------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 37979-35992347@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/policies-on-oc-king-county-sheriffs-office-37979/?uuid-login=ca8ba47f-8167-4bef-9532-7149e8e19f9d&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#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):MuckRockDEPT MR 37979411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. 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.”
The KCSO is experiencing a high volume of open requests. You request requires extensive research in order to identify responsive records, therefore, we will be responding to your request through a series of installments. We have completed the first installment of those records relating to item 1 in your request (policies).
- 2011 IIU Annual Report.pdf - 9 pages
- 2013 IIU Annual Report.pdf - 15 pages - 2014 IIU Annual Report.pdf - 22 pages - 2015 IIU Annual Report.pdf - 26 pages - GOM 3.00.000 - Personnel Conduct.pdf - 11 pages - GOM 6.00.005 - Use of Force Policy.pdf - 1 page - GOM 6.01.000 - Use of Force Reporting Policy.pdf - 3 pages - GOM 6.05.000 - Pepper Spray.pdf - 2 pages - GOM 7.03.020 - Equipment Required.pdf - 1 page
Assuming we have no reason to request clarification from you, we hope to have the research completed on your request by July 14, 2017 and another installment to you by
July 28, 2017. If we are unable to meet this self-imposed deadline, we will let you know. If we are able to provide a response sooner, we will certainly do so.
In the meantime, please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records:
Public Records Request - P014858-052317 Once you log in and go to your request, you will find the uploaded records in the yellow highlighted area of your request and marked as attachments.
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Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration
www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P014858-052317 Dear Mr. Waltman, Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on May 23, 2017. You requested: “From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 5:27 PMTo: KCSO, Legal Subject: Public Records Request: Policies on OC (King County Sheriff's Office)May 22, 2017King 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:For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.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,Curtis Waltman------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 37979-35992347@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/policies-on-oc-king-county-sheriffs-office-37979/?uuid-login=ca8ba47f-8167-4bef-9532-7149e8e19f9d&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#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):MuckRockDEPT MR 37979411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. 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.” The KCSO Disclosure Unit is in the process of identifying and reviewing the documents responsive to your request to determine what records are available for disclosure. We are narrowing our search results to identify instances of complaints or sustained misuses of OC pepper spray or other irritants. We anticipate providing a first installment of records to you on or before August 25th, 2017. If we are unable to meet that deadline, we will follow-up with you.
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
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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P014858-052317
Dear Mr. Waltman,
Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on May 23, 2017. You requested:
“From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 5:27 PMTo: KCSO, Legal Subject: Public Records Request: Policies on OC (King County Sheriff's Office)May 22, 2017King 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:For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.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,Curtis Waltman------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 37979-35992347@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/policies-on-oc-king-county-sheriffs-office-37979/?uuid-login=ca8ba47f-8167-4bef-9532-7149e8e19f9d&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#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):MuckRockDEPT MR 37979411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. 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. IIU2016-274 *”
The KCSO is experiencing a high volume of open requests and we must coordinate our response with other units in the Sheriff’s Office. We have identified events for the time period involving OC pepper spray and any associated complaints, and are in the process of review for responsiveness to your request. We have identified IIU2016-274 as responsive, involving the application of OC pepper spray and disciplinary actions towards the officer, and have uploaded the summary report. We are interpreting your request to not include events or complaints involving the application of OC pepper spray that are deemed within policy and do not involve any disciplinary actions. We anticipate completing our review and providing another installment or final response regarding our review to you on or before 09/29/2017.
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
Kimberley Whitehead | Paralegal | Public Disclosure Unit
206.263.2103 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P014858-052317 Dear Curtis, Thank you, again, for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) on May 23, 2017. You requested: (%5bREQUEST_VIEW_HREF%5d) Online Request System “From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 5:27 PMTo: KCSO, Legal Subject: Public Records Request: Policies on OC (King County Sheriff's Office)May 22, 2017King 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:For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.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,Curtis Waltman------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 37979-35992347@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/policies-on-oc-king-county-sheriffs-office-37979/?uuid-login=ca8ba47f-8167-4bef-9532-7149e8e19f9d&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#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):MuckRockDEPT MR 37979411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. 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.” The KCSO Public Disclosure Unit has completed our research and we are unable to located additional events responsive to your specific request. Your request is now closed as complete based on the information already provided.
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 www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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