May Day 2015 mutual aid feedback

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # P2015-6169
Due Oct. 23, 2015
Est. Completion April 14, 2016
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

Mutual aid feedback regarding May Day 2015. This should include but not be limited to that which is referenced on page 10 of the October, 2015, draft [May Day 2015 after-action report][1] ("Additional mutual aid feedback provided via email").

[1]: <https://www.muckrock.com/foi/seattle-69/incident-commander-review-of-may-day-2015-20460/>

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 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

October 26, 2015

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-6169

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on October 19, 2015 for Mutual Aid Feedback related to/regarding May Day 2015.

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 December 9, 2015.

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 4,500 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,

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request #15-6169

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on October 19, 2015 for Mutual Aid Feedback related to May Day 2015.

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a status update regarding your request. We need additional time to obtain and process documents related to your request. At this time, the Department anticipates providing records to you on or about February 8, 2016.

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

Ann Hill
Administrative Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

KO/ah

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

February 9, 2016

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-6169

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on October 19, 2015 for Mutual Aid Feedback related to May Day 2015.

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 16, 2016.

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 7,500 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,

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Clark, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Mocek:

This concerns your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015, requesting Mutual Aid feedback regarding May Day 2015.

In an effort to reduce the SPD Public Disclosure Unit's backlog that has resulted from an unprecedented increase in the volume and complexity of PRA requests SPD has received in the past year, we have distributed requests among SPD staff who do not normally respond to requests. Thus, the Legal Unit will be responding to #P2015-6169.

While the due date currently assigned to the request was 3/16/16, we will not be able to provide you the response until April 14, 2016. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Jennifer Clark|Strategic Legal Advisor
Seattle Police Department Legal Unit
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986
Office: (206) 233-0098
Fax: (206) 684-7047
Jennifer.Clark@Seattle.gov

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From: Berger, Katelyn

Hello Mr. Mocek,

The purpose of this email is to provide you with the records responsive to your PDR (P2015-6169) for the Mutual Aid feedback regarding May Day 2015. Attached, please find the following records responsive to your request to include two emails from mutual aid partners: Bellevue PD AAR Comments and Valley CDU AAR Comments.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56, the following redactions have been applied:

Bellevue PD AAR Comments:

· Intelligence Information: (page 1) - Specific intelligence information which is essential to effective law enforcement is not disclosable. RCW 42.56.240(1) and/or RCW 43.43.856. Explanation: Disclosure would reveal law enforcement techniques, capabilities, limitations, and the extent of law enforcement knowledge which would jeopardize investigations/prosecutions and/or assist individuals in criminal activity.

You received the May Day 2015 AAR in your PDR (P2015-5186). There are mutual records/comments within that report. Would you like me to resend the AAR? If so, please provide me with a mailing address (along with $1.60 copying/mailing fee); the AAR is too large to send via email.

This correspondence closes your PDR. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Katie

Katie Berger | Manager
Legal Unit
Seattle Police Department
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

Phone - 206.684.5757
Fax - 206.684.7047
E-mail - Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov<mailto:Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov>

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From: Phil Mocek

Dear Ms. Berger,

I reiterate my October request for Mutual aid feedback regarding May Day 2015. I did not in this request ask for any summaries thereof or after-action reports. Am I to understand that you have, in response to P2015-6169, filed by me more than six months ago, provided all responsive records?

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Berger, Katelyn

Mr. Mocek,

All mutual aid feedback was provided to you via email sent to you yesterday except for the mutual aid feedback found in the After Action Report (AAR). You have already been provided the AAR in a previous PDR. My question to you was simply if you would like another copy of the AAR since it is responsive to this request.

Katie Berger
SPD Legal Unit Manager
(206) 684-5757

From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Berger,

Thank you for clarifying. If the AAR was received by SPD as feedback from mutual aid partners, then I do, indeed, expect a copy of it in response to my request for mutual aid feedback. If, however, the AAR contains copies or excerpts of mutual aid feedback received, I request that feedback, as provided by mutual aid partners, not as filtered through the author(s) of the AAR. My suspicion is that records responsive to this request are comprised of e-mail and letters from outside agencies, not a report authored by your agency.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Berger, Katelyn

Mr. Mocek,

Do you want to pick-up the AAR at SPD Headquarters? Or would you like me to mail it to you? If you want it mailed, please provide me with a mailing address.

Regards,
Katie

Katie Berger | Manager
Legal Unit
Seattle Police Department
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

Phone - 206.684.5757
Fax - 206.684.7047
E-mail - Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov<mailto:Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov>

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From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Berger,

The AAR is, as I understand it, a report authored by one or more of your colleagues, not feedback from staff of mutual aid partner agencies received by your agency.

I reiterate my request, now more than six months old, for mutual aid feedback received. If it is unclear what records are responsive to this request, perhaps you will want to inquire with the author of the October draft of your May Day 2015 report which references said feedback.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Berger, Katelyn

Mr. Mocek,

I understood first clarification of your request you provided, below. There are emails from our mutual aid partners inserted in the AAR. Therefore, the AAR is responsive to your request.

As stated below, the AAR is too large to send via email. How would you like delivery; either U.S. Mail or pick-up at SPD Headquarters? Please advise.

Regards,
Katie

Katie Berger | Manager
Legal Unit
Seattle Police Department
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

Phone - 206.684.5757
Fax - 206.684.7047
E-mail - Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov<mailto:Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov>

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From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Berger,

Please provide electronic records in their native electronic format. I do not want e-mails, letters, or any other records compiled into a report; I want the original records.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

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