Judi Bari (Oakland Police Department)

Mackenzie Farkus filed this request with the Oakland Police Department of Oakland, CA.
Tracking #

#19-660

Multi Request Judi Bari
Due Sept. 15, 2019
Est. Completion July 4, 2019
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Mackenzie Farkus

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All files on or related to Judi Bari, a prominent environmental activist for Earth First, who died in 1997: https://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/04/us/judi-bari-47-leader-of-earth-first-protest-on-redwoods-in-1990.html

I am a career journalist with work that has appeared in various publications such as MuckRock, The Simmons Voice, and The Westwood Horizon. I am willing to pay any reasonable expenses associated with this request, however, as the purpose of the requested disclosure is in full conformity with the statutory requirements for a waiver of fees, I formally request such a waiver.

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.

Sincerely,

Mackenzie Farkus

From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

Your record request #19-660 has been submitted.

From: Mackenzie Farkus

Hello,

It's been approximately 2 months since I submitted this request. I would like an update as soon as possible.

Thanks,
Mackenzie Farkus

From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

Record request #19-660 has been closed and published. The closure reason supplied was:

The requested documents do not exist.

From: Mackenzie Farkus

I am appealing this entire search, as I believe that there are definitely records that exist within Oakland PD. Both the FBI and Oakland PD were heavily involved in an incident in which Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were injured by a car bomb. Furthermore, the FBI and Oakland PD were sued in a civil lawsuit brought by Bari and Cherney that wrapped up in 2002, in which the presiding judge ordered FBI Special Agent Frank Doyle, two other FBI agents, and three Oakland police officers to pay a total of $4.4 million to Cherney and to Bari's estate.

I have already received over 2,000 files from the FBI concerning Judi Bari and it is documented within these files that Oakland PD was involved with Judi Bari.

The amount of time taken to respond to this request is also suspect. I initiated this request on February 7, 2019, received an acknowledgement that my request had been submitted that same day, and did not hear anything back until April 18, 2019.

From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

Record request #19-660 has been reopened. You can see it anytime at the link below.

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From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-660:

closed in error

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From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-660:

Request extended:  Additional time is required to answer your public records request. We need to search for, collect, or examine a large number of records (Government Code Section 6253(c)(2)).

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From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

The due date for record request #19-660 has been changed to:

May 17, 2019

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From: Mayor's Office

Hi,
Thanks for reaching out. This is actually an email address for technical support for the site and we aren't directly involved in responding to requests.
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You can also reach out to Muckrock directly to ask for an update on your request. 
Best, Rosellen

From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-660:

Request extended:  Additional time is required to answer your public records request. We need to search for, collect, or examine a large number of records (Government Code Section 6253(c)(2)).

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From: Oakland Police Department

Oakland, CA

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Hi there

The due date for record request #19-660 has been changed to:

July 04, 2019

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