Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived Injustices (Seattle Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
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P043846-062419

Multi Request Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived Injustices
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning, describing or generated as a result of the 8 May 2015 Roll Call Release IA-0181-15 (which was designed to be shared widely with law enforcement) from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of intelligence and Analysis (I&A) in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, titled "Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived Injustices," as well as records otherwise responding or reacting to the issues raised in it.

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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Emma Best:
Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center.

Your request was received on June 24, 2019 and the reference number is P043846-062419.
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From: Seattle Police Department

06/24/2019

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

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.

From: Seattle Police Department

07/01/2019

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

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.

From: Seattle Police Department

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07/01/2019

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on June 24, 2019.
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 8/23/2019.
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,
Katelyn Berger
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Seattle Police Department

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09/12/2019

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

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:
The additional time is need to complete the research, location and then review of the records, if any, once they have been located.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 9/27/2019.
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,
Katelyn Berger
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit



SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 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: Seattle Police Department

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10/24/2019

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

Hello Ms. Best,
The purpose of this message is to provide you with a status update on your request.  We need additional time to research and respond to your request.  Due to the current backlog of over 1,500 open requests and current staffing shortage we now anticipate providing you with an update and/or records on or about 11/21/2019.
Regards,
Katie
SPD Legal Unit
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,
Katelyn Berger
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit



SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 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. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FNzSBb89hrFa60YkSOiGQewSoZPqs51S1ZOJR6HvtJY31HMPbZATRtDiaIWA9s7uBp12hY87-2FeDD2Qt7d9tLwRrU-3D_xXpDaBcl3c4W-2BzwuGhA-2FZBj0XrTpgjJOK-2F2mODeQBPfyZBH2g-2B-2FZSAaab-2BkdhLJiS9QQ20a1jMY1naBkD7oZwjh4GbCREGRHhT410IHpRD9eRf6dsnecjSnO7-2BJbnbPN07ttdZWd4hx0LIW1xHQmWZcXxW4ldW3-2FyfaLIow3B5jqdFFuz0OECA08b2-2BOVn-2BL7KHfwplgZ-2BerA0RXL1yo-2FOMcTvTT-2Byd7PeAzVxy0r4zotsWZ2W8pUBwDCjV6DIyIuwa8-2BCdtMOcKDPJdvXgcrfsZlIBMbF-2BFq9xvD0PhmCDusdW0JcDcS5hYMIU7OO9h9GOJH8iZEqZlQxg08gNFLKWubcLwCrUvt7LjxF9XHHw90VTBvcq6Tlc6sq-2FVS5TMXNXYTMz9ZSDFX2j3qaqO2A-3D-3D) 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: Seattle Police Department

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11/25/2019

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

Hello Ms. Best,
We need additional timeto respond due to current backlog and staffing.  I now anticipate providing you with an installment on or about 12/30/19.
Katie
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,
Katelyn Berger
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.

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. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FNzSBb89hrFa60YkSOiGQewSoZPqs51S1ZOJR6HvtJY31HMPbZATRtDiaIWA9s7uBp12hY87-2FeDD2Qt7d9tLwRrU-3D_xXpDaBcl3c4W-2BzwuGhA-2FZBj0XrTpgjJOK-2F2mODeQBPfyZBH2g-2B-2FZSAaab-2BkdhLJiS9QQ20a1jMY1naBkD7oZwg9w-2Br9RDka3qyMVAnzXF3-2BE3zN0rP4Y3w-2BEZ-2BqYDz-2BbcQSnx9rwo0gCElSPNwIU9rQJ7O87rhcEab-2FhQQ1V8t-2BPY2JSBBE5OwRoUkcMlp0FjSPLoHYRGrV9KQkN-2F2zHE2CsJKLox-2FILmNP8MivBd-2Fin5jjKiGtJ3v1qOuj2VrXATeLbqpjB-2F8rmVsUrOp7ztA8R-2BDvNJGfYxX1sAiimncEOLKpapHYWCW2cOBMxrtibvxAit1RxIyCv783ozlBu4CbybZaEG4JIW7WR5mS3Cw2OD9DUcjl2U3IJM0q1LsKEN2lvgNvbBQkahbgL-2FUwJyA-3D-3D)
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From: Seattle Police Department

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02/25/2020

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

Hello Ms. Best,
We have conducted an email search using the following the broad search terms:
Query
"Roll Call Release" OR "IA-0181-15" ‎(c:c)‎‎(date=2015-05-07..2019-06-24)‎

Mailboxes: SPD ALL
So far, we are unable to locate the records you are requesting.  We are in the process of meeting with meeting with SPD's Intelligence Unit to determine if they have any records responsive to your request.  We apologize for the delay.
We will provide you with a status update on or about 3/16/2020.
Regards,
Katie
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,
Katelyn Berger
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.

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. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFs5-2B0tNFpOmK4x7yiv5okBWV7cNXawYhgRb15ZYq812sjosyu25jaqNbkhZ-2FlHCSr2hrOgTti4FxZ0mWrVq647Y-3DJNPe_cBYS4dAyXwMVEqlNyTsRz0NKPMNnPNo-2FVZjzHj-2BEOleloXm4vRNvwdUP-2FSLd19vfaWcyW4YCYVIaqCywCYm4YNAjGeR73GAg-2BRYIymDpKRxBMQ0PXEUXf5p9h7yKlLzNKPJzvHJTBxfYkDtj321Q6sBEx-2B13BZMLEEMkizjjtfvG0-2FhAJITpSiW4jnRnYnjm-2F-2Bp6HMmR4DVEOP9Ab4WpmmEKE53d5SkGgRrt4q5eXz-2BRpLH1UQ01cHvAt-2BGpikYSveVyomEY7s-2BjaOxJkYlsGWjOxdzcJrNhfk5O2SMkzcaUEmtPXlvckwS2KW8tZzsHAoCZNsXx7uTw5H-2FTR5YuCVmVFqywbPIsfW7NSkJ8Gmt7D4ybPzkuiMr0Mbw6wK8Ac3HipCjGKVbrqg0xqyDb2tZ-2F0dQBHLMj-2BrTBJ04VoKs-3D)
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From: Seattle Police Department

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03/11/2020

Emma Best
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P043846-062419

Dear Emma Best,

Hello Ms. Best -
This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on June 24, 2019.
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.
We ran the email search previously detailed to you in a message from Katie Berger on 2/25/20 and that search did not locate any responsive records.
In a further effort to locate records, we met with SPD Intelligence Unit. The unit confirmed that they do not have any records responsive 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
This message completes and closes your request.
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
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.

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. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFs5-2B0tNFpOmK4x7yiv5okBWV7cNXawYhgRb15ZYq812sjosyu25jaqNbkhZ-2FlHCSr2hrOgTti4FxZ0mWrVq647Y-3DNlff_cBYS4dAyXwMVEqlNyTsRz0NKPMNnPNo-2FVZjzHj-2BEOleloXm4vRNvwdUP-2FSLd19vfaWcyW4YCYVIaqCywCYm4YNSApJRdcT7CUtMNpIWF6inQ0aZsQZT65X7HC0yj5KpQCVCj2doBTsF-2FqH70S8aEgThx1odvE6vgCoSIiVgBTGCGsF5k0RQpHCl-2BvWDkI3nmsMMW5I5uZKJfZoWDlKdI9nk1jGhidBFFBJnzn0jr6dCYU1w3KWuSdN7PtEElX3zNu3LO6oWCcWOtLSOM8TtOmxnoiLhc9jcQEx8KSgwk89ns61D3bk6-2FXx2mpHNp7fNcGXPoQvWNJ72OhD5I3V6kNfc9irzM-2BV2tpxVLhqmXTRV00NilwNUVpF-2FGFAtYaWBEkiZ-2FwfynheY1Fh3hXe17dttq1AOkwzDx1-2Ba-2B6NwEcnI-3D)
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