BLM comms (San Francisco Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA .
Tracking #

P012202-060920

Multi Request BLM comms
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

From: San Francisco Police Department

Dear Emma Best:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the San Francisco Police Department ("SFPD").

The San Francisco Police Department ("SFPD") received your request, dated June 09, 2020 and given the reference number P012202-060920 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

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San Francisco Police Department

From: San Francisco Police Department

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June 09, 2020
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Emma Best
MuckRock News DEPT MR 94623 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Records Request, dated June 09, 2020, Reference # P012202-060920

Dear Emma Best:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated June 09, 2020.

You requested, " To Whom It May Concern:"

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

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

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From: San Francisco Police Department

--- Please respond above this line ---

June 09, 2020
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Emma Best
MuckRock News DEPT MR 94623 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Records Request, dated June 09, 2020, Reference # P012202-060920

Dear Emma Best:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated June 09, 2020, on June 09, 2020.

You requested, " To Whom It May Concern:"

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

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

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Please provide the following clarification:

I'll need you to provide which SFPD members' emails to check.  I recommend we search the following persons' emails as they would be the most likely to deal with planning for events:
Assistant Chief of Field Operations
Deputy Chief Field Operations
Deputy Chief Special Operations.
If you wish SFPD to proceed with the request, please provide the requested information by June 19, 2020.

You may provide a response to SFPD by any of the following methods: 1. by responding to this email,
2. by logging into the Public Records Center and adding a message to your request, (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFs2KguIDF883TvKUiL5Czauo89OcQL1XvHpyaOEmJgdd5d784VH9vGnHWOFgsLgPks4x-2FiHPdP1-2BL5rebdB-2BV4Q-3DLY9N_pbE7nbuy1EQeWnUrnDzNi6w32vAOM0aUfbtm2GGhFulqaSpViNuD7LyoaDM2GnkkQlyHhyqEo5-2FoHut-2F5zLEhFb-2FnOrtHcPeeiiRXDN9B4xiMTmMD1AgPU2a-2FV-2B0FmSVrDFGA6k76sroF2GhOmUL1IdXAy7JEp4-2F97luSvD3oOVrBfk9A4m3GTkzeF1FU-2B3syyLNKGpureBD4b52IcZ2JgwkgsmxF-2BElMo5DdMMzCnWP70PBDEOWsd5tdr3k-2B7VOJE0RNa-2B6yZxlVHrLu2KxR9HnC-2FS5NuW1-2F-2F1I-2BM-2FJmBbhACl5RShwFLROLlCeCNM3hYLAjj4UZl1tinfFl-2FDKq-2Bwdt5swnNtXNX-2BnuL3TgiEF8RB00ZSYM83m5yDWq-2FjY)
3. by regular mail to Police Department Headquarters, 1245 3rd Street, San Francisco; or
4. in person at Police Department Headquarters, 1245 3rd Street, San Francisco, Monday through Friday, from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M.
Upon receipt of your clarification, SFPD will further respond to your request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs, if any, associated with producing the requested records.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7395.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Michael Andraychak
Media Relations

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