|Submitted||Dec. 13, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:
Incident reports 14393573, 14397008, 14404999, and 14405075.
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.
December 21, 2014
RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Incident Reports
Dear Mr. Mocek,
This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated December 13, 2014 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on December 15, 2014 for the incident reports related to SPD incident numbers 14-393573, 14-397008, 14-404999 and 14-405075. Attached please find a copy of the records you requested.
Redactions have been applied to pages one and two of 14-397008 and page one of 14-400999 pursuant to RCW 42.56.210 and/or other statutes. The records contain photographs and/or month and year of birth in the personnel files of employees and workers of criminal justice agencies (RCW 42.56.250(8)). Explanation: Release could lead to the harassment of criminal justice agency employees and/or their endangerment. Note: This information may be released to the news media. For the purposes of this exemption, news media does not include any person or organization of persons in the custody of a criminal justice agency. 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.
Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit