Police reports & comms re suspicious activity near 1st & Columbia 2013-03-22 09:10

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

* All suspicious activity reports regarding incidents reported to have occurred in downtown Seattle on March 22, 2013.

* Audio recordings of all Seattle Police Department West Precinct radio communications between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. on March 22, 2013.

* Dashboard camera (DICVS) recording from Seattle Police Department squad car with license plate 54043D beginning one minute prior to activation of the vehicle's emergency lights at approximately 9:10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013 near 114 1st Avenue South in Seattle, and ending when the vehicle pulled away from the curb and drove away from the scene.

* Video access logs for aforementioned DICVS recording.

* All other video or still images created by or received by Seattle Police Department related to this incident.

* All "typed" communications (e.g., SMS message, instant message, e-mail, in-car computer messaging, etc.) sent or received during this incident by Seattle Police Department staff who were in the vehicle at the time of this incident.

* All audio recordings and metadata (e.g., phone numbers, call time, call duration, etc.) for any mobile phone calls sent or received during this incident by Seattle Police Department staff who were in the vehicle at the time of this incident.

* All reports filed by Seattle Police Department staff regarding this incident.

* All reports filed with Seattle Police Department by outside parties regarding this incident.

* Audio recordings of any Communications Center phone calls related to this incident.

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.

Sincerely,

Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2013-964

Dear Mr. Phil Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated March 25, 2013 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on March 25, 2013 for incidents on 3/22 near I/Columbia around 0910 hours. We still need additional time to research and respond to your request. We anticipate a response to your request on or about April 29, 2013.

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 4,000 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, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

John Diaz
Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

JD:rs

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2013-964

Dear Mr. Phil Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated March 25, 2013 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on March 25, 2013 for incidents on 3/22 near I/Columbia around 0910 hours. We still need additional time to research and respond to your request. We anticipate a response to your request on or about May 21, 2013.

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 4,000 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, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

John Diaz
Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

JD:rs

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2013-964 (1st Installment)

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated March 25, 2013 and received by Seattle Police Department on March 25, 2013 for all calls for services related to suspicious activities that occurred at in downtown Seattle on March 22, 2013.

Enclosed please find a list of events for the following address/information:

• See enclosed of all requested addresses.

Due to the volume of responsive records found (see attached list), please clarify if you would like all the listed events or specific event(s). Please respond within in 30 days or by May 21, 2013. If we do not hear from you by the specified date, we will consider your request closed.

Also, please find attached the following documents to assist in reviewing your request:
• SPD Final Type M.I.R Codes - These correspond with the “MIR” category number.
• MIR Code Breakdown – These refer to the category “DISP” or disposition/outcome of the call.
• Type Code Listing – These are associated to the “Type” category.
Please note that SIN = Seattle Incident Number

You may file a written appeal 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

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

From: Phil Mocek

RE: My records request of March 25, 2013 (your identifier P2013-964)

Dear Sir or Madam:

The report you provided with installment #1, ["Events Cleared as Suspicious Circumstances" for March 22, 2013][1] (which is not among the records I requested), appears to include among its 116 entries events that occurred in locations outside of downtown Seattle. I suspect that any narrowing of my request for "All suspicious activity reports regarding incidents reported to have occurred in downtown Seattle on March 22, 2013" I might volunteer would be better facilitated by a similar report including only events located in West Precinct sectors M2, M3, and K1.

[1]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/SUSP_EVs_043013.pdf>

Some of the entries' "TYPE" columns include a code that is not in the [type code listing][2] you provided. A brief review turns up the following such undefined type codes: SUSPS, WCHK, NOISEA, 22, TRAFS, TRESP, LURE, WEAPN1, VICE, NUIS, PROWL1, LIQJ, SHOTS1, THARAS, PANH, UNKWA1, and DUI. This leads me to suspect that either 1) your report includes invalid type codes, or 2) the type codes listing you provided is incomplete. Please advise.

[2]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/Type_Code_Listing.pdf>

Some of the entries' "DISP" columns include a code that is not in the [MIR breakdown][3] you provided. I found one of these: "G". As above, I'm inclined to think either that your report contains invalid data or that you provided an incomplete list of such codes. Please advise.

[3]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/MIR_Breakdown.pdf>

Some of the entries' "MIR" columns include a code that is not in the [final type MIR card][4] you provided. I found one of these: "SUSP". Please advise.

[4]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/Final_Type_MIR_Card.pdf>

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

Good morning Mr. Mocek,

Attached is our response to your public disclosure request that you requested on March 25, 2013.

From: Phil Mocek

RE: My records request of March 25, 2013 (your identifier P2013-964)

Dear Sir or Madam:

When I visited SPD on July 8, 2013, the clerk who assisted me, Betty J. Frazier #4138, was unable to locate these records after I presented her with your letter of May 9.

Also, as I wrote via e-mail on April 30, 2013, in the report you provided with installment #1, ["Events Cleared as Suspicious Circumstances" for March 22, 2013][1] (which is not among the records I requested), some of the entries' "TYPE" columns include a code that is not in the [type code listing][2] you provided. A brief review turns up the following such undefined type codes: SUSPS, WCHK, NOISEA, 22, TRAFS, TRESP, LURE, WEAPN1, VICE, NUIS, PROWL1, LIQJ, SHOTS1, THARAS, PANH, UNKWA1, and DUI. This leads me to suspect that either 1) your report includes invalid type codes, or 2) the type codes listing you provided is incomplete. Please advise.

[1]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/SUSP_EVs_043013.pdf>
[2]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/Type_Code_Listing.pdf>

Some of the entries' "DISP" columns include a code that is not in the [MIR breakdown][3] you provided. I found one of these: "G". As above, I'm inclined to think either that your report contains invalid data or that you provided an incomplete list of such codes. Please advise.

[3]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/MIR_Breakdown.pdf>

Some of the entries' "MIR" columns include a code that is not in the [final type MIR card][4] you provided. I found one of these: "SUSP". Please advise.

[4]: <https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/Final_Type_MIR_Card.pdf>

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

Dear Mr. Mocek,

Your request will be at the front counter and ready for pick up today.

Kindest regards,

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 25, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: P2013-964

Dear Mr. Mocek,

As stated on July 29th and confirmed this morning, your documents are ready for pick-up at the front counter.

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