Operation LEGEND cooperation (Seattle Police Department)

Emily Crose filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P062763-082020

Multi Request Operation LEGEND cooperation
Est. Completion Jan. 28, 2021
Status
Partially Completed

Communications

From: Emily Crose


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any documentation (including emails) pertaining to local police cooperation on the US Department of Justice program publicly known as "Operation LEGEND" between the dates of May 15, 2020 and the date of acknowledgement of this request. Please also include any slideshow presentations, office documents, and/or audio/visual (phone calls, voicemails, etc.) data that may be responsive to this request.

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,

Emily Crose

From: Seattle Police Department

At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.

Dear Emily Crose:

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center.

Your request was received on August 20, 2020and the reference number is P062763-082020.

If the City's representative entered your request into the system and you didn't specifically register:

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any documentation (including emails) pertaining to local police cooperation on the US Department of Justice program publicly known as "Operation LEGEND" between the dates of May 15, 2020 and the date of acknowledgement of this request. Please also include any slideshow presentations, office documents, and/or audio/visual (phone calls, voicemails, etc.) data that may be responsive to this request.

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,

Emily Crose

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From: Seattle Police Department

08/21/2020

Emily Crose
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P062763-082020

Dear Emily Crose,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update. Your request status is: Assigned.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.
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SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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08/28/2020

Emily Crose
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P062763-082020

Dear Emily Crose,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on August 20, 2020. At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 11/9/2020.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

08/28/2020

Emily Crose
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P062763-082020

Dear Emily Crose,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.


The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.


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This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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11/11/2020

Emily Crose
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P062763-082020

Dear Emily Crose,

This message is in further response to your public disclosure records request. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.
An email search was conducted using the following search parameters:
Mailboxes Searched: all SPD mailboxes
Keywords: "Operation LEGEND"
Date Range: 5/15/2020 - 8/20/2020
In this first installment of records, we are providing emails located responsive to your request. Please be advised, we have left the links live within the emails so that you may click on them.
The fee for the first installment of emails is: $1.25 (Invoice to follow)
At this time, the Seattle Police Department anticipates having your next installment of emails to you on or about 1/28/2021.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P062763-082020. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.

You have 30 days from today's date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
SPD strongly encourages online payments during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

To pay online, please follow these steps:

* Navigate to the Public Records Request Center.
* Select 'My Records Request Center'.
* Select 'View My Requests'. You may be asked to login.
* Find this request: P062763-082020.
* Select the 'View Invoices' button.

* Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice: INV20-P062763-1.
* Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button.
* Continue processing your payment.
* Select 'Done'.
* Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center.
* After your payment is successful you will receive an email from our payments center. After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within one to two business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download the records.
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From: Emily Crose


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.25 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Emily Crose,

Thank you for your recent payment to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center on 11/20/2020.
Within one to two business days, you will receive an email from your public disclosure officer indicating your records are available and instructing you on how to retrieve them. Public Disclosure Request Number: P062763-082020 Invoice Number: INV20-P062763-1 Payment Date: 11/20/2020 Invoice Status: Paid

You can view your payments by logging in to the Public Records Request Center.
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From: Seattle Police Department

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11/25/2020

Emily Crose
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P062763-082020

Dear Emily Crose,

Your first installment of records have been released and are available on the Public Records Request Center to download.
To download your records, please:

* Navigate to the Public Records Request Center.
* Select 'My Records Request Center'.
* Select 'View My Requests'. You may be asked to login.
* Select this request: P062763-082020.
* Select the 'View Files' button.
* You can download records individually or all at the same time by clicking 'Download All'.
* Please save your records as you may only download them from the system three times. If you do not download your records within 30 days of request closure, the link to your records will expire.
If you believe you have received privileged or confidential records in error, please notify the City of Seattle immediately, through the Public Records Request Center or by email. Privileged or confidential records provided or received in error should not be reviewed, used, disseminated, distributed, or copied, and should be destroyed immediately. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If you wish to appeal the search, production, or application of any exemption in connection with this request you may submit an appeal in writing to the Seattle Police Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date you received your records. Please include your name and address, a copy of any redacted files, 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

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFs5-2B0tNFpOmK4x7yiv5okBWV7cNXawYhgRb15ZYq812sjosyu25jaqNbkhZ-2FlHCSr2hrOgTti4FxZ0mWrVq647Y-3DrlKX_StUJMl1BG9Dg1rHrM67zZ934244owUkmuRjenF1XRSEUKtMu5kVgbOyxhtAERwvLb2lHKu-2FxG5Dg6YrfBLv6xdsVWKTGOSDmcHJ1qJof-2F6WMSLsR-2BT7I5SB2-2BQGlTiMxgARXN05cAo6UD6XTmZshmaJYlVvYk57DY25LADMqsjsu7bxpMKQoEEjItWjbCVyaQYGRRzCRW7tSt8ByFELK0cnSkUDHoxKZOPriFBAMjPIrZDiIVQwRrlRUajSGSxkJIrbOWgHdbx0E-2BrV2i0623V-2BzIDmN3snU86PMmZ2v8lQHifYf0thakzq4TS2wKJflEGNIuc-2FYRJqmWfwl-2FFdOjiIFSkcpmw2iqogOzymc9NqbehgPun1L0zSjBY9rrys1lyMYFS8LNaCHnWqGYOtAAw-3D-3D)
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