Records of police response to report of camera robbery 2013-07-24

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2013-2431
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Report for incident number 13-263208, along with a log of changes made to the report since initial submission

2. Requests (other than this one) for report for aforementioned incident number

3. Audio recordings of all Seattle Police Department West Precinct radio communications between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

4. Dashboard camera video and audio (DICVS) recording from the two Seattle Police Department squad cars that responded to aforementioned incident (approximately 9:15 a.m. July 24, 2013, near corner of 1st Avenue and Marion Street in downtown Seattle; one of the two cars was occupied by James F. Bulawa #6809 and Dale H. Davenport #6902, the second parked behind and one lane left of the first), beginning one minute prior to any triggering event with the DICVS in either vehicle, and ending when each reached either Madison street (in case it left the scene northbound) or Columbia Street (in case it left the scene southbound)

5. Video access logs for aforementioned DICVS recordings

6. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) data for the aforementioned squad cars between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

7. All other video or still images created by or received by Seattle Police Department related to this incident, including but not limited to those shared via the Seattle Shield program and any public or private recordings reviewed by SPD staff (e.g., digital images provided by witnesses, surveillance camera recordings from nearby buildings, etc.)

8. All "typed" communications (e.g., SMS message, instant message, e-mail, in-car computer messaging, etc.) sent or received between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on July 24 by Seattle Police Department staff who were in either of the aforementioned vehicles at the time of response to this incident

9. All audio recordings and metadata (e.g., phone numbers, call time, call duration, etc.) for any mobile phone calls sent or received between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on July 24 by Seattle Police Department staff who were in the aforementioned vehicles at the time of response to this incident

10. All reports authored by Seattle Police Department staff regarding this incident

11. All e-mails, memoranda, or other written communications by Seattle Police Department staff regarding this incident

12. All reports filed with Seattle Police Department by outside parties regarding this incident, including but not limited to informal written, typed, or spoken statements provided to SPD staff

13. Audio recordings of all Communications Center phone calls related to this incident, including but not limited to the two calls placed by me (from same mobile phone, first of which terminated with unintentional hang-up and was followed by callback and voice mail left for me by the Call Center; second of which included me providing my first and last name to the operator), and the call referenced in Mr. Davenport's report when he wrote, "Federal Employee, Officer <redacted> #1025, called 911 and informed radio that The `B/M' was not a suspect."

14. All communications between SPD staff and United States Government agencies regarding this incident, including but not limited to those to and from U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms staff and those to and from U.S. Federal Protective Services staff, each of whom have employees who were directly involved in the incident and/or named in the incident report

15. All communications, either internal or between SPD staff and United States Government agencies, regarding a July 25, 2013, article by Gene Johnson of Associated Press entitled, "Man: Agent seized camera at federal building"

16. All other records related to this incident

17. All associated metadata

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 # P2013-2431

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated July 30, 2013 and received by the Seattle Police Public Disclosure Unit on July 30, 2013 for records related to SPD incident number 13-263208.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request. We anticipate a response to you on or about September 26, 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 5,000 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Jim Pugel
Chief of Police

Tracy Whitlatch
Administrative Specialist II
Public Disclosure 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 July 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2013-2431.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

September 18, 2013

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Incident (13-263208)
PDR #: 13-2431 – 1st Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

Your request for a copy of a public record has been processed and the responsive records are ready for pickup at the Public Request Unit counter, 1st floor of the Seattle Police Headquarters, 610 Fifth Ave. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The copying fees for your request are $ 3.00 (20 pgs @ $0.15/page)
$ 1.00 (AVL data CD)
$ 1.00 (In-car Video DVD)
$ 1.00 (911 & Radio CD)

$ 6.00 TOTAL

If you are unable to pick up this request, you may give another person written permission to pick up your request. The person who picks up the request will be asked to show pictured ID in order to receive the responsive record. If at all possible, please bring a copy of this letter with you.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check made payable to the City of Seattle for $ 7.60 (to cover the copying fee and postage) with a copy of this letter to the following address: 610 Fifth Avenue, PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA 98124-4986.

Please retrieve the above referenced records within 30 days. If we do not hear from you on or about October 21, 2013 we will consider this public disclosure request closed.

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

Sincerely,

Jim Pugel
Chief of Police

Elizabeth Mash
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Mash, Elizabeth

October 28, 2013

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 6399
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Incident (13-263208)
PDR #: 13-2431 - 2nd Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated July 30, 2013 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on July 30, 2013 for records related to SPD incident number 13-263208. Attached please find a copy of the second installment of public records. We located the additional 911 call (with outcall) related to the incident.

The SPD Communications Unit has conducted a search for a "third" call, resulting in no responsive documents. Per SPD Communications staff, the information that was typed into the CAD was additional information the original call taker "CLK" updated onto the call as she gathered more information when the Federal agent came on the line.

We need additional time to research and gather records related to your request and expect to respond with the second installment on or about November 29, 2013.

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, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481. As a courtesy we are emailing the 911 call and waiving our normal $1.00 copying fee for a 911 call CD.

From: Mash, Elizabeth

November 26, 2013

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Incident (13-263208)
PDR #: 13-2431 - 3rd Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

Your request for a copy of a public record has been processed and the responsive records are ready for pickup at the Public Request Unit counter, 1st floor of the Seattle Police Headquarters, 610 Fifth Ave. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The copying fees for your request are $ 3.15 (21 pgs @ $0.15/page)

If you are unable to pick up this request, you may give another person written permission to pick up your request. The person who picks up the request will be asked to show pictured ID in order to receive the responsive record. If at all possible, please bring a copy of this letter with you.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check made payable to the City of Seattle for $ 4.75 (to cover the copying fee and postage) with a copy of this letter to the following address: 610 Fifth Avenue, PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA 98124-4986.

Please retrieve the above referenced records within 30 days or by December 26, 2013. If we do not hear from you by December 26, 2013 we will consider your public disclosure request closed.

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

Sincerely,

Jim Pugel
Chief of Police

Elizabeth Mash
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2013-2431

Dear Mr. Phil Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated July 30, 2013 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on July 30, 2013 for documents/records related to incident number 13-263208.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 5 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to your 4th installment on or about January 28, 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 5,000 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Jim Pugel
Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

JP:rs

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 July 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2013-2431.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2013-2431

Mr. Mocek,

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a status update regarding your request. The department needs a couple more weeks to provide you with your next installment due to current workload in PDU. At this time, the Department anticipates having an installment ready on or about February 7, 2014.

Thank you for your continued patience.

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: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2013-2431

Mr. Mocek,

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request. An email search of all of SPD has been completed in reference to items #11, 12, 14 and 15 of your request. The Department used the following search terms "263208" for the date range of 7/24/13-7/30/13 and no there were no emails. An additional search was completed for the same date range, 7/24/13-7/30/13, using the search term "Federal Building" and five emails were found, see attached pdf.

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

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

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