Emergency operations action plan for Ferguson grand jury decision

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Office of Emergency Management of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2014-4156
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, reporter Ansel Herz [reported][1] the existence of a November 11 e-mail from Seattle Office of Emergency Management Director Barb Graff to dozens of city and county officials. In that report, he quoted Ms. Graff as having stated that "Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center will plan to activate shortly in advance of the decision in much the same way as [they] have for several years for May Day events."

[1]: <http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/11/19/seattle-police-are-treating-the-ferguson-grand-jury-decision-like-may-day>

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request all draft versions, along with final version if it yet exists, of emergency action plans for incidents resulting from the announcement of grand jury decision regarding the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department, and associated metadata.

I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment. Please send the original records. Please do not create new records by, for example, printing copies of the original electronic records then digitizing them.

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,

Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-4156

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated November 19, 2014 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on November 20, 2014 for all draft versions, along with final version if it yet exists, of emergency action plans for incidents resulting from the announcement of grand jury decision regarding the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department, and associated metadata.

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 2 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about December 19, 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,

Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police

Janette Yamashita
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 19, 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 #P2014-4156.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-4156

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated November 19, 2014 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on November 20, 2014 for all draft versions, along with final version if it yet exists, of emergency action plans for incidents resulting from the announcement of grand jury decision regarding the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department, and associated metadata.
Enclosed please find a copy of the records you have requested.

Redactions have been applied throughout the documents pursuant to RCW 42.56.210 and/or other statutes. Computer/Telecom Passwords / Security / Internal-Use Only Phone Numbers: Information regarding the infrastructure and security of computer and telecommunications networks, consisting of security passwords, security access codes and programs, access codes for secure software applications, security and service recovery plans, security risk assessments, and security test results are exempt from disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56.420(4). Explanation: Unauthorized access to the information could disrupt police operations, negatively affect police investigations, endanger citizens/law enforcement personnel, result in theft, fraud or other criminal activity, and expose law enforcement personnel to harassment.

We have not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been redacted from the responsive records. The information normally provided in an exemption log, such as title, author, recipient, subject, and number of pages, is readily ascertainable by looking at the redacted records.

You may file a written appeal of this response 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,

Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police

Bonnie Voegele
Records Manager

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