Public Disclosure Legal Log (2014-07) (Seattle Police Department)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2014-2354
Status
Completed

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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:

Public disclosure legal log (log of public records requests received by your agency, along with classification, time dedicated to processing each request, current status, final resolution, etc.)

If this record exists in electronic form, I request that you not create a new record for me (e.g., by printing your electronic record then scanning it to make a series of images of the printed data) but provide the electronic record itself in its native format.

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

PDR # P2014-2354

Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request. The Department's log of public disclosure requests can be found online at https://data.seattle.gov/Public-Safety/SPD-Public-Disclosure/6qkn-8xvw.

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

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

Thank you,
Sheila

Sheila Friend Gray
Public Disclosure Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department
206-733-9313
Sheila.FriendGray@Seattle.gov

From: MuckRock

Downloaded from above link.

From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Friend Gray:

The data you referenced appears incomplete. I see only about six months of records and find some fields missing. Please advise.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

P2014-2354

Mr. Mocek,

Thank you for your email and you are correct, some of the fields are not available on the web. If you want the entire log, it will take us some time to get it for you.

Please let us know if you want a copy.

Thank you,
Sheila

Sheila Friend Gray
Public Disclosure Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department
206-733-9313
Sheila.FriendGray@Seattle.gov

From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Friend Gray:

I reiterate my July 14 request for Seattle Police Department's public disclosure legal log. Previously, this was available in its native electronic format, a spreadsheet. I expect that would take about five minutes for someone to e-mail to me.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2014-2354

Mr. Mocek,

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request. A copy of the log is ready to be picked up at the Public Request Unit front counter, 1st floor of Seattle Police Department Headquarters, 610 5th Ave. Their business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM -5:00PM.

The fee for your request is $1.00 for one CD @ $1.00/CD.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check payable to the City of Seattle for $1.60 (to cover 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 request.

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

Thank you,

Sheila

Sheila Friend Gray
Public Disclosure Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department
206-733-9313
Sheila.FriendGray@Seattle.gov<mailto:Sheila.FriendGray@Seattle.gov>

From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Friend Gray:

Last year, I requested and received from your agency an earlier version of this record. It was less than 8 MB in size. I do not expect problems with sending such a file as an attachment to e-mail as I requested. You provided no explanation of why you instead burned it to a CDROM, which was more work for you and requires more work from me in order for me to retrieve it. I have previously received records from your office as attachments to e-mail.

Please, just e-mail the file.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Friend Gray:

I have received no contact from your agency regarding this matter since I sent my e-mail of July 25 requesting that you refrain from making more busy-work and simply provide the record I requested weeks ago. I believe you have spent much more time administrating this request than it would have taken you to simply attach the relevant file to an e-mail and press 'send'.

Please advise.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2014-2354

Mr. Mocek,

See attached.

Thank you,
Sheila

Sheila Friend Gray
Public Disclosure Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department
206-733-9313
Sheila.FriendGray@Seattle.gov

From: Phil Mocek

Ms. Friend Gray:

I received your e-mail of August 4, 2014, including the attached file, named log_P2014-2354.xlt, MD5 sum f5084f23ea48b13e21f1d25feb1b708c, a 2.2 MB electronic spreadsheet with 60 columns and 2,460 rows.

That the earliest "datereceived" column contains a value of January 10, 2014, suggests that this record is incomplete, as your log surely contains requests from dates prior to that one. That the create and save date of the file is July 25, 2014, at 7:22 a.m., suggests that either this is not the record I requested (rather a subset of it that you created for me despite my explicit request that you not do so) or that your agency has not updated its public disclosure legal log since nearly two weeks ago.

I reiterate my request for Seattle Police Department's public disclosure legal log in its native electronic format.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2014-2354

Mr. Mocek,

See attached. The attached was downloaded from the log and has been saved as a CSV file, per our IT's instructions.

Thank you,
Sheila

Sheila Friend Gray
Public Disclosure Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department
206-733-9313
Sheila.FriendGray@Seattle.gov

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