COVID summonses (Seattle Police Department)

Michael Tracey filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P074737-051821

Multi Request COVID summonses
Due May 24, 2021
Est. Completion Sept. 21, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Michael Tracey


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A record of any police-issued summonses for violations of the Governor's executive order related to COVID-19, or for violations of any county or municipal ordinances related to COVID-19, from the period of March 1, 2020 to May 17, 2021.

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,

Michael Tracey

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. 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.

Dear Michael Tracey:

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center.

Your request was received on May 18, 2021and the reference number is P074737-051821.

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

A record of any police-issued summonses for violations of the Governor's executive order related to COVID-19, or for violations of any county or municipal ordinances related to COVID-19, from the period of March 1, 2020 to May 17, 2021.

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,

Michael Tracey

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From: Seattle Police Department

05/18/2021

Michael Tracey
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P074737-051821

Dear Michael Tracey,

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: Assigned.

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

From: Seattle Police Department

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05/25/2021

Michael Tracey
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P074737-051821

Dear Michael Tracey,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on May 18, 2021. 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. 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 8/19/2021.
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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
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.

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.
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From: Seattle Police Department

05/25/2021

Michael Tracey
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P074737-051821

Dear Michael Tracey,

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.

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


Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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.

From: Seattle Police Department

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08/22/2021

Michael Tracey
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P074737-051821

Dear Michael Tracey,

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. We have reached out to SPD's Director of Legal Affairs as well as SPD's Chief Strategy Officer to locate responsive records.
We need additional time to locate records responsive to you request.
At this time, a status update/response to you on 9/21/2021.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
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.

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.
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)

From: Seattle Police Department

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09/21/2021

Michael Tracey
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P074737-051821

Dear Michael Tracey,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on May 18, 2021 for a record of any police-issued summonses for violations of the Governor's execute order related to COVID-19, or for violations of any county or municipal ordinances related to COVID-19, from the period of March 1, 2020 to May 18, 2021.
We have reached out to SPD's Director of Legal Affairs as well as SPD's Chief Strategy Officer and were informed they have no records responsive to your request.
We confirmed that to their knowledge the Department did not decide to enforce or issue any summons or violations of the Governor's executive order related to COVID-19.
We do not have a record or the ability to readily create a record that contains the information you are seeking. The Public Record Act does not require us to perform research projects or develop data for information requests. RCW 42.56.080.
After conducting our research, we have determined SPD does not have records responsive to your request.
This concludes the Seattle Police Department's response to your request.
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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
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.

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.
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)

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