Police Women undergo Cavity Searches (Seattle Police Department)

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P016568-081017
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents, policies, memos, and complaints concerning female police officers and job-mandated gynecological examinations prior or post-hire.

This is an issue that has been widely reported on: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/a3eb55/female-recruits-ffirorced-to-undergo-vaginal-exams-by-nebraska-state-patrol-lawsuit-claims

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,

Cynthia Fernandez

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Dear :

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Your request was received on August 10, 2017 and the reference number is P016568-081017.

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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

08/10/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016568-081017

Dear ,

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. Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

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SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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08/10/2017

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016568-081017

Dear ,

This correspondence is in response to your public disclosure request.  A search of the Department's policies resulted in no responsive records.

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,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

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