Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Seattle Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P006328-103116
Due Dec. 16, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox". including:
-Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers
-Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology
-policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

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

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Dear :

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)

Your request was received on October 31, 2016 and the reference number is P006328-103116.

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Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P006328-103116 Body: TO: [seattle@mycusthelp.net]November 22, 2016Seattle Police DepartmentSEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENTATTN: PUBLIC REQUEST UNITPO BOX 34986SEATTLE WA 98124-4986This is a follow up to request number P006328-103116:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P006328-103116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On Nov. 7, 2016:---On Nov. 7, 2016: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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01/20/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request.  The Department is still working on the search for responsive records.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 2/9/2017.

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,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
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Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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02/09/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request due to the following:
I need more time to search for, and identify, responsive records.  This request is very large and complex.  It requires coordination of multiple file sources.  I appreciate your continued patience.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 3/24/2017.
Sincerely,
Andy Sletten

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,
Andrew Sletten
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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02/10/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,
Good Morning,
While reviewing your request I saw that its content appears to be identical to P8343, a public records request you already have open.  A different public records officer is currently working on that case.  Can you please review your open requests, and clarify if there are any differences between the two requests.  In the event you do not respond within 30 calendar days I will close this request because it is a duplicate of P8343.
Thank you,
Andy Sletten

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,
Andrew Sletten
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P006328-103116 Body: TO: [seattle@mycusthelp.net]February 27, 2017Seattle Police DepartmentSEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENTATTN: PUBLIC REQUEST UNITPO BOX 34986SEATTLE WA 98124-4986This is a follow up to request number P006328-103116:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P006328-103116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On Feb. 10, 2017: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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03/24/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

Good Morning:
While searching for records responsive to your request I identified an technical issue with the search tool I use.  I have reached out to IT to troubleshoot the issue.  Once the tool is back on line I will complete your public records request as quickly as possible.  I apologize for the inconvenience.  Thank you in advance for your patience.
Sincerely,
Andy Sletten

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,
Andrew Sletten
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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03/24/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

Good Morning:
A new estimate for delivery of your records is on or about 4/14/2017, depending on the timeline for fixing the search tool this deadline may be pushed forwards, or back.  I will keep you updated if I need additional time to respond.
Thank you,
Andy

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,
Andrew Sletten
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P006328-103116 Body: TO: [seattle@mycusthelp.net]April 10, 2017Seattle Police DepartmentSEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENTATTN: PUBLIC REQUEST UNITPO BOX 34986SEATTLE WA 98124-4986This is a follow up to request number P006328-103116:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P006328-103116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On March 24, 2017: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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04/14/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

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

In this installment:
Is the first batch of emails relating to the terms you provided.  For your information, SPD has never purchased, or had contracts related to a purchase, of any ISMI catchers.  All emails, which will be delivered in multiple installments, contain any and all emails referencing the terms you sought.  The next installment will be delivered within one month of receipt of payment for this installment.  Please pay for this installment within 30 calendar days.  If you do not complete payment, or make arrangements to complete payment, within 30 calendar days your request will be considered abandoned, and will be closed.

The fee for this installment is: $1.25.

Description of Fees:
Invoice Details
Online delivery of files under 1 Gigabyte with a $.02 minimum charge: $0.02
Staff time to copy/attach a request at $.41 per minute with a two minute minimum: $0.82
Staff time to release records to Customer at $.41 per minute for each increment of 25 attachments.: $0.41
Instructions to make the payment:
* Access the Police Public Records Request center (link below)
* Navigate to 'My Records Request Center'
* Navigate to 'View My Requests'
* Find the request referenced in this email (reference number above)
* You should see a button titled 'Make Payment'
* Select 'Make Payment' button
* Opens a separate web page for payments
* Continue processing your payment (Credit Card or Bank Withdrawal)
* Select Done
* Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center
* After your payment is successful you will receive two emails
* An E-mail from our payments center
* An E-mail from our records center with instructions
After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within 1-2 business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download.

At this time, the Department anticipates having your next installment ready on or about 4/14/2017 5:00:00 PM.

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,
Andrew Sletten
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern,

Please find enclosed a check for $1.25 to fulfill my records request. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

05/02/2017
Dear , Records in response to your public disclosure request P006328-103116 are ready to be released pending payment. The fee for this request will be $1.25. To pay online, please log in to the Public Records Request Center. •  Click on 'View My Payments.' •  Find Payment reference number P007506-050217 •  Select the 'Make Payment' button, and you will be routed to the City's secure online payment service. • Please note that you will need to disable any pop-up blockers to make a payment using the system. You will also be receiving a separate email from the assigned public disclosure officer with additional detail related to this invoice and receiving your records. You have 30 days from today’s date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request. This is an auto-generated email originating from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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05/02/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

Your records have been released and are available on the Public Records Request Center to download. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
I estimate the next installment of records, or an update, will be provided to you 6/2/2017.
To download your records:
* Navigate to the 'My Records Request Center'
* Select 'View My Request'
* If you are not logged in, please login
* Search/Access the request P006328-103116
* Select Details
* Scroll toward the bottom of the request after the Acknowledgements section
* Your records are listed under Attachments
* Click on the records to Open or Save to your device/computer
Attachments may only be downloaded up to 3 times.  If you exceed 3 times and your attachments failed to download, please contact us.

If you wish to appeal the search, production, or application of any exemption in connection with this request you may submit an appeal in writing to the Seattle Police Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date you received your records.
Please include your name and address, a copy of any redacted files, and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal.
Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Seattle Police Department
Attn:  Legal Unit
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA  98124-4986

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,
Andrew Sletten
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

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06/01/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,
This is to inform you that SPD is revising its estimatedresponse time for your requestuntil 6/16/2017. Washington Public Records Act, Chapt. 42.56 RCW, (“PRA”)allows an agency to revise and extend it estimated response time, as long asthe extension is reasonable. RCW 42.56.520; WAC 44-14-04003(7). SPD currentlyhas more than 550 open public records requests. An agency shall not distinguishamong persons requesting records. RCW 42.56.080. As a result, SPD mustreasonably allocate its available resources equitably to all requesters. Due tounanticipated employee vacancies, SPD must redistribute the current workloadresulting in temporary delays until those vacancies are filled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you, Tara Collings

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,
Tara Collings
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P006328-103116. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.
You have 30 days from today’s date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
Instructions to make the payment: Access the Police Public Records Request center (link below). Navigate to 'My Records Request Center.' Navigate to 'View My Requests.' Find the request referenced in this email (reference number above). Select 'View Invoices' button. Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice. Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button. Continue processing your payment (credit card or bank withdrawal). Select 'Done.' Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center. After your payment is successful you will receive an email from our payments center. After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within one to two business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download the records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center) Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your email contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center emails to your inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)
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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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06/28/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

Hello, We have your 3rd installment ready for release. We will invoice this installment after we receive payment for installment 2.

As a reminder, if we do not receive payment within 30 calendar days from when installment 2 was invoiced (June 6, 2017), we will consider this request abandoned and close it.

Thank you,
Tara Collings

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,
Tara Collings
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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07/07/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P006328-103116

Dear ,

Hello,

It has been more than 30 calendar days since we released your records, pending payment.

We are now considering this request abandoned and will close it.

Should you still require this records, please submit a new request through our portal.

Thank you,
Tara Collings

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,
Tara Collings
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit
As a reminder you can login at the
Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Curtis Waltman

Hi Ms. Collins,

I was wondering if I could reopen this and write the check today? I would be more than happy to, my apologies for the wait.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P006328-103116 Body: TO: [seattle@mycusthelp.net]July 7, 2017Seattle Police DepartmentSEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENTATTN: PUBLIC REQUEST UNITPO BOX 34986SEATTLE WA 98124-4986This is a follow up to request number P006328-103116:Hi Ms. Collins, I was wondering if I could reopen this and write the check today? I would be more than happy to, my apologies for the wait. Sincerely,Curtis Waltman---On July 7, 2017: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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