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Drone Documents (Seattle Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave made this request to Seattle Police Department of Seattle.

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Shawn Musgrave 02/12/2014

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Documents regarding the return of SPD's unmanned aerial surveillance drones to the manufacturer, including packing slips, receipts for shipping and communications between SPD and the mayor and UAV manufacturer regarding the transfer.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shawn Musgrave

SPD-PDR, SPD 02/14/2014

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-518

Dear Mr. Shawn Musgrave,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated February 12, 2014 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 12, 2014 for record regarding unmanned drones.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 5 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about March 21, 2014.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 4,000 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Harry Bailey
Interim Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

HB:rs

MuckRock.com 03/01/2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2014-518.

Thank you for your help.

MuckRock.com 03/16/2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2014-518.

Thank you for your help.

SPD-PDR, SPD 03/21/2014

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-518

Dear Mr. Shawn Musgrave,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated February 12, 2014 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 12, 2014 for record regarding the return of unmanned aerial surveillance drones.

As of the date of this correspondence the Seattle Police Department has not returned the unmanned aerial surveillance drones and therefore does not have any responsive documents in regards to packing slips, receipts for shipping, etc. Additionally a comprehensive search of the email archive was conducted using the terms “return” and “drone” resulting in no responsive documents. Finally a separate search was conducted by SPD personnel for any documents, memo, etc. between SPD and the Mayor’s office or UAV manufacturer using the search terms “UAV” and “UAS” and that search also resulted in no responsive documents.

You may file a written appeal with the Chief of Police within ten (10) business days from the date of this letter. Please include your name and address and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Chief of Police
Seattle Police Department
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

This concludes the Seattle Police Department’s response to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Harry Bailey

Interim Chief of Police

Bonnie Voegele

Records Manager

HB/bv