Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:
General offense reports for incidents at Westlake Park from October 20, 2011 through October 26, 2011
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.
This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 27, 2011 and received by the Seattle Police Department on October 27, 2011 for General offense reports for incidents at Westlake Park from October 20, 2011 through October 26, 2011.
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 (business days) from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about November 28, 2011.
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 5,000 public disclosure requests annually. The current volume of Public Disclosure Requests combined with SPD staffing and City-wide budget cuts requires this additional time.
If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.
Tricia Colin Administrative Specialist II Public Request Unit
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.