Incident Action Plan for Ferguson grand jury announcement

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2014-4147
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Incident Action Plan for demonstrations and other events surrounding the upcoming announcement of a decision in the grand jury investigation of the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. Please include all draft and final versions along with any associated metadata.

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,

Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

November 25, 2014

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-4147

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 19, 2014 for a copy of the Action Plan for demonstrations and other events surrounding the upcoming announcement of a decision in the grand jury investigation of the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, please include all draft and final versions along with any 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 3 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

SauncyRae Johnson
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 #P2014-4147.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

December 19, 2014

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-4147

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 19, 2014 for a copy of the Action Plan for demonstrations and other events surrounding the upcoming announcement of a decision in the grand jury investigation of the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, please include all draft and final versions along with any 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 6 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about January 30, 2015.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination.

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

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

January 28, 2015

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-4147

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 19, 2014 for a copy of the Action Plan for demonstrations and other events surrounding the upcoming announcement of a decision in the grand jury investigation of the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, please include all draft and final versions along with any 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 6 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about February 27, 2015.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination.

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

From: Phil Mocek

Dear Sir or Madam:

Almost three months have passed since I filed a simple request for a single, clearly-identified incident action plan. You have provided three different estimates of time required to complete processing, on November 25, December 18, and January 28, estimating total time to completion of approximately 4 weeks, then 10 weeks, then 16 weeks. You have not provided any explanation for the delay or for the dramatic adjustments of the time you require to complete the request. Time to locate the record should be negligible; I clearly identified it, and it concerns a high-profile that came in response to an event of national awareness. I would expect that any redactions to the report could be made in less than one hour.

Who is assigned to work this request? Approximately how much time is spent working on this request each week?

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Phil Mocek

Dear Sir or Madam:

I have not received any response to my e-mail to you of February 11. Who is assigned to work this request? Approximately how much time is spent working on this request each week?

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

February 23, 2015

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-4147

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 19, 2014 for a copy of the Action Plan for demonstrations and other events surrounding the upcoming announcement of a decision in the grand jury investigation of the August, 2014, homicide of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, please include all draft and final versions along with any associated metadata

Enclosed please find a copy of the records you have requested.

Redactions have been applied throughout the records pursuant to RCW 42.56.420 and/or other statutes.

· Terrorism: The record contains information assembled, prepared, or maintained to prevent, mitigate, or respond to criminal terrorist acts. RCW 42.56.420(1). Explanation: Disclosure of the information would expose specific vulnerabilities, response plans, and/or endanger citizens/law enforcement personnel.

· 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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