"Escort Face Sheets," Seattle Police Department

Melissa Gira Grant filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA .
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P022547-011518

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From: Melissa Gira Grant

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents identified as "Escort Face Sheets," as completed by Seattle law enforcement officers in the course of prostitution investigations, from January 1, 2013 to the present date.

This document was identified in the following New York Times story, October 23, 2016:

"The officer wearing the camera is a disembodied voice but for a fleeting glimpse of his face and torso in a mirror. His manner is professional and sympathetic, and he says he doesn’t want to arrest her. “Will I be charged?” she asks. “Let’s get to that later,” he says. He asks her if she would be willing to talk to a counselor. “So you can get some other kind of job so you don’t have to do this anymore, O.K.?” he says. “Our ultimate goal is that there is no prostitution, O.K.?” He begins filling out a form — Escort Face Sheet — on a clipboard."

From: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/magazine/police-body-cameras.html?mtrref=www.google.com

I would prefer the request filled electronically, as a spreadsheet file or similar digital format if available, and sent by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

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.

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,

Melissa Gira Grant

From: Seattle Police Department

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From: Melissa Gira Grant

Thank you for this.

Can you please change my login to this system to: melissa@melissagira.com?

From: Seattle Police Department

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Subject: RE: Public Records Request: "Escort Face Sheets," Seattle Police Department Body:

From: Seattle Police Department

01/17/2018

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P022547-011518

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01/23/2018

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P022547-011518

Dear ,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on January 15, 2018.
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 3/8/2018.
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,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

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From: Seattle Police Department

01/23/2018

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P022547-011518

Dear ,

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.

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03/07/2018

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P022547-011518

Dear ,

The purpose of this communication is to provide you with a status update regarding your request.  The Department is still working on your request and needs additional time.  At this time, the Department anticipates having a response or update to you on or about April 24, 2018.

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

SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

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: Seattle Police Department

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03/13/2018

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P022547-011518

Dear ,
This correspondence is in further response to your public disclosure request.   A search of the records within SPD resulted in no responsive records.  We have checked with our VICE unit and we don't have the form you requested and that part of the article doesn't seem to be about SPD.
Reading between the lines of this article, we don’t think the author was referring to an SPD video. We think it’s from Bellingham (or possibly Spokane). The article refers to Clemans’ requests to other jurisdictions, and it says: “ Even as he helped run Seattle’s experiment in open government, Clemans continued to receive hundreds of hours of dashcam and bodycam video from other police departments around the state, much of it unredacted. And, just as he had promised to do in his records requests, he was continuing to upload it — unredacted — to YouTube.” We never posted unredacted video similar to the one described.
It also refers to the video containing the “Escort FaceSheet” and says, “A lawyer will decide that the video is in no part exempt fromthe Public Records Act, and the officer will later be shocked to see it onYouTube. He will try and fail to have it taken down.” That didn’t happen here. Based on my recollection of the jurisdictions that gave Tim video, thisis a video he got from Bellingham or Spokane.
You may want to make a request to Bellingham Police Department or Spokane to see if the video came from either of those jurisdictions.

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,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

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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