713 East Olive St Arrest Bodycam Footage

Derek Held filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P061430-072620

Due July 31, 2020
Est. Completion April 16, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Derek Held


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All body-worn camera footage from SPD officers showing the events surrounding the arrest/detainment documented on https://seattlenewpress.com/2020/07/26/arrested-seattle-protester-unconscious-as-crowd-forms-in-response-raw-footage/ on July 25th 2020. Requested footage includes initial engagement by officers through departure from the scene.

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,

Derek Held

From: Seattle Police Department

At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All body-worn camera footage from SPD officers showing the events surrounding the arrest/detainment documented on https://seattlenewpress.com/2020/07/26/arrested-seattle-protester-unconscious-as-crowd-forms-in-response-raw-footage/ on July 25th 2020. Requested footage includes initial engagement by officers through departure from the scene.

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,

Derek Held

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From: Derek Held

To provide some additional location and time details, the address depicted in the video is 713 East Olive St but it sounds like the initial engagement by officers was closer to Harvard Ave. I believe the time would have been approximately around 1730-1800 .

From: Seattle Police Department

07/27/2020

Derek Held
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P061430-072620

Dear Derek Held,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

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From: Seattle Police Department

08/03/2020

Derek Held
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P061430-072620

Dear Derek Held,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.


The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

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08/03/2020

Derek Held
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061430-072620

Dear Derek Held,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on July 26, 2020. At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 2/5/2021.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Larissa Malanca
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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02/12/2021

Derek Held
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061430-072620

Dear Derek Held,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on July 26, 2020.
Hello,
Due to our department's short staffing and high volume of requests, additional time is needed to process your next installment. I anticipate having an installment ready on or about 03/12/21.
Thank you,
Lara

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Larissa Malanca
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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03/30/2021

Derek Held
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061430-072620

Dear Derek Held,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on July 26, 2020.
Hello,
Due to limited information in this request, I am still trying to locate the responsive incident. I anticipate having an installment ready on or about 04/16/21. I apologize for the delay.
Thank you,
Lara

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Larissa Malanca
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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From: Derek Held

I believe this is also being tracked as an OPA case, 2020OPA-0467.

Regards,
Derek Held

From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P061430-072620. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.

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