OPA allegations in IAPro

Michael ODell filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2016-686
Status
Completed

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From: Michael ODell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request the listing of OPA allegations in IAPro with columns:
Occurred date OPA # CAD/Incident No ID number First name Last name Date hired Incident type Directive Finding Finding date Action taken Employee Type
I request the listing be provided in Excel format so I can easily sort/filter it. Redactions should be done in Excel.

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. 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,

Michael ODell

From: Malla, Dianalynn

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated February 13, 2016 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 16, 2016 for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPro.

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 April 5, 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 7,000 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,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Malla, Dianalynn

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,
This email is to provide you with a status update regarding your public disclosure request dated January February 13, 2016 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 16, 2016 for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPro.

We are still processing your request. After review of your request, we anticipate it may take up to 12 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore, we anticipate a response to you on or about June 28, 2016.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department received more than 13,000 public disclosure requests in 2015.

Please be aware, we are required to provide third party notice to all employees who will be affected by your request. This notice will advise the individuals, that they have the legal right under RCW 42.56.540 to bring legal action in King County Superior Court to enjoin the release of any records they believe may not be subject to disclosure. As the requestor, you would be a necessary party in such a third party action under RCW 42.56.540. Burt v. Dep't of Corrections, 168 Wn.2d 828, 231 P.3d 191 (2010).

Thank you,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Malla, Dianalynn

RE: Public Disclosure Request #P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

The purpose of this email is to provide a status update regarding your request for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPRO. The Department needs additional time to respond to your request due to we are continuing to obtain the responsive records. Therefore, we anticipate a response to you on or about December 19, 2016.

We thank you for your continued patience as we continue to gather and review the records responsive to your request.

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Malla, Dianalynn

RE: Public Disclosure Request #P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

The purpose of this email is to provide a status update regarding your request for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPRO. The Department needs additional time to respond to your request due to we are still reviewing your request. Therefore, we anticipate a response to you on or about January 19, 2017.

Thank you,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Michael ODell

Hello,

I was due a response on/around 1/19/17. What is the status of this request?

Thank you,
Michael O'Dell

From: Malla, Dianalynn

Public Disclosure Request: P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

My apologies as I thought a status update had been sent.

We have obtained the report of all complaints in IAPRO but are reviewing the report and preparing it for dissemination. I anticipate a response to you on or about 2/13/17.

Thank you,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Malla, Dianalynn

Public Disclosure Request: P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated February 13, 2016 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 16, 2016 for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPro.

Attached as your first installment of records is an Excel spreadsheet containing the sustained and unsustained allegations in IAPRO. We are still reviewing the OPA allegations which are deemed as supervisor actions and will provide you with the list in the next installment of records.

The identities of officers who were the subject of investigations of allegations of a highly-offensive nature have been redacted on pages 1-4, 5-10 and 12
Statutory exemption: RCW 42.56.230(3), which exempts “personal information in files maintained for employees, appointees, or elected officials of any public agency” are exempt from public inspection and copying “to the extent that disclosure would violate their right to privacy.”
Explanation: The records are in files maintained for employees of SPD and the nature of the unsustained allegations are highly offensive. Disclosure of the employee's identity in connection with the unsubstantiated allegations of a highly-offensive nature would violate that right. See West v. Port of Olympia, 183 Wn. App. 306, 312-13, 333 P.3d 488 (2014); see also, RCW 42.56.240(1).

Please be advised that we have waived the fee for the attached responsive record. We thank you for your continued patience as we continue to review the records responsive to your request.

We anticipate having your next response/installment to you on or about March 14, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Malla, Dianalynn

Public Disclosure Request: P2016-686

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated February 13, 2016 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 16, 2016 for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPro.

I am still reviewing the OPA allegations which are deemed supervisor actions.
I anticipate having your next response/installment to you on or about March 28, 2017.

Sincerely,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Malla, Dianalynn

Public Disclosure Request: P2016-686 / Final Installment

Dear Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated February 13, 2016 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on February 16, 2016 for the listing of OPA allegations in IAPRO.

Your request for a copy of a public record has been processed and the final installment of responsive records are ready for pickup at the Public Request Unit counter, 1st floor of the Seattle Police Headquarters, 610 Fifth Ave. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM.

The fee for your request is: $1.00 (for one CD @ $1.00/CD)
If you are unable to pick up this request, you may give another person written permission to pick up your request. The person who picks up the request will be asked to show picture ID in order to receive the responsive record. If at all possible, please bring a copy of this letter with you.

If you are unable to pick up your request and would like your records mailed to you, please send a check made payable to the City of Seattle for $3.45 (see fee details below) with a copy of this letter to the following address: 610 Fifth Avenue, PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA 98124-4986.

Fee details for mailing CD of records:
CD or DVD at $1.00 per: $1.00
Postage: $2.00 for 1-25 paper copies: $2.00
Any size manila envelope - $.45: $0.45

The final installment of records is an Excel spreadsheet containing the OPA complaints deemed Supervisor Actions in IAPRO. No redactions have been applied to this spreadsheet.
You may file a written appeal of this response with the SPD’s Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Please include your name and address, a copy of the redacted document 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

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,

Dianalynn Malla
Paralegal
Public Disclosure Unit

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $3.45 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Seattle Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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