Police video recorded at December 12 Occupy Seattle port shutdown

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 video recorded by handheld or tripod-mounted camcorders (i.e., not dashboard camera video) by Seattle Police Department during the December 12, 2011, demonstration at the Port of Seattle. This includes but is not limited to the video displayed by Assistant Seattle Police Chief Mike Sanford at the December 15, 2011, SPD press conference.

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.


Phil Mocek

From: "SPD-PDR, SPD" <SPD.SPD-PDR@seattle.gov>

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2011-3839

Dear Mr. Phil Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated December 15, 2011 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on December 15, 2011 for all video related to the Occupy Seattle Protest on Harbor Island. We still need additional time to research and respond to your request. We anticipate a response to you on or about January 19, 2012.

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


John Diaz
Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Request Unit


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 Dec. 15, 2011. 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" <SPD.SPD-PDR@seattle.gov>

Good morning

We are currently working on your request and the expected response date is 01/19/2012.


Jason Hardi #6563
Admin. Spec. II
Seattle Police Dept.
Public Request Unit
206-684-5454 Opt. 9

From: "SPD-PDR, SPD" <SPD.SPD-PDR@seattle.gov>

PDR # P2011-3839

Mr. Mocek:

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request for copy of video related to the Occupy Seattle Protest on Harbor Island on December 12, 2011. Responsive videos are now ready to be picked up at the Public Request Unit counter , 1st floor of Seattle Police Headquarters, 610 Fifth Avenue. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The copying fee for your request is $2.00 for 2 CDs at $1.00/CD.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check payable to the City of Seattle for $2.60 (to cover copying fee and postage) with a copy of this email to:
Seattle Police Department
Attn: Public Request Unit
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

You may file a written appeal of this response 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

This concludes the Department's response to your public disclosure request.

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

Thank you,


Sheila Friend Gray
Public Request Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department


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