Request for all Seattle ALPR based data.

Mike Davis filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2015-7457
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Mike Davis


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

A copy of all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Plate Reader devices, these should also include static plate readers such as those in place over bridges and roads as well as mobile ALPR vehicles and officer vehicles.

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.

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,

Mike Davis

From: Langford, Tanya

Mr. Mike Davis;

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-7457

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated December 22, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on December 22, 2015 for the following:

A copy of all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Plate Reader devices, these should also include static plate readers such as those in place over bridges and roads as well as mobile ALPR vehicles and officer vehicles.

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 3 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about January 13, 2016.

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.

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

Tanya Langford
Administrative Support Supervisor
For Public Request Unit
Records Files Unit
Seattle Police Department
206-684-0673
tanya.langford@seattle.gov<mailto:tanya.langford@seattle.gov>

From: Langford, Tanya

Mike Davis,

Public Disclosure Request P2015-7457

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a status update regarding your request dated December 22, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on December 22, 2015 for a copy of all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Plate Reader devices, these should also include static plate readers such as those in place over bridges and roads as well as mobile ALPR vehicles and officer vehicles.

The Department needs additional time to respond to your request due to information gathering from the IT Unit. However, I have been informed to advise you that you will be getting a Microsoft SQL database back file when we send the data. At this time, the Department anticipates having a response/installment to you on or about February 2, 2016.

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

Tanya Langford
Administrative Support Supervisor
For Public Request Unit
Records Files Unit
Seattle Police Department
206-684-0673
tanya.langford@seattle.gov<mailto:tanya.langford@seattle.gov>

From: Langford, Tanya

Mike Davis,

Public Disclosure Request P2015-7457

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a status update regarding your request dated December 22, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on December 22, 2015 for a copy of all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Plate Reader devices, these should also include static plate readers such as those in place over bridges and roads as well as mobile ALPR vehicles and officer vehicles.

This is advance notice to inform you that the request was large and was put on 12 CDs. There will be a charge for this. It is a $1.00 a CD. The total charge will be $12.00. The request will be ready by February 2, 2016. I will send a separate email that the request is ready.

Tanya Langford
Administrative Support Supervisor
For Public Request Unit
Records Files Unit
Seattle Police Department
206-684-0673
tanya.langford@seattle.gov

From: Langford, Tanya

Mr. Mike Davis

Public Disclosure Request P2015-7457

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated December 22, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on December 22, 2015 for a copy of all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Plate Reader devices, these should also include static plate readers such as those in place over bridges and roads as well as mobile ALPR vehicles and officer vehicles.

Your request is ready to be picked up at the Public Request Unit court, 1st first floor of the Seattle Police Headquarters, 610 5th Ave. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

The copying fee for your request: $12.00 (1 CD @ $1.00 per CD). Your total is - $12.00.

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 picture 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 your request, please send a check made payable to the City of Seattle for $12.00 (to cover the copying free and postage) with a copy of this letter to the Seattle Police Headquarters, Attn: PDU P.O. Box 34986, Seattle, WA 98124.

This concludes the Seattle Police Department's response to your request.

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

Tanya Langford
Administrative Support Supervisor
For Public Request Unit
Records Files Unit
Seattle Police Department
206-684-0673
tanya.langford@seattle.gov<mailto:tanya.langford@seattle.gov>

From: Mike Davis

Hello, I just wanted to follow up again on this request as the 2 of the 12 DVD's were not readable and we will either need them burned again, or alternatively I am happy to bring a new and in package 128G or 256G thumbdrive as the disk contents were approximately 108GB in total.

Please let me know what approach would be best in helping to get these records.

mike davis

From: Langford, Tanya

I am still waiting for a response from IT. I will sent another reminder to them. Thank you.

From: Langford, Tanya

I have been away from the office for over a month until today. I am going thru my emails and voicemail to see if I have a response. I let let you know if they have responded.

From: Langford, Tanya

I have contacted IT again and advised them that the copy cannot be read.

From: Langford, Tanya

I am waiting for the response today by 1530 hours.

From: Langford, Tanya

Our IT people would like you to bring the in CD’s in so that they can help you open them. Please let me know what is a good day so that I can have someone on hand to assist you.

From: Mike Davis

I can bring the discs in any time this week, though we dont have a problem reading the data on them per se, Its that the discs are scratched and some cannot cannot be read all of the data.

We have copied all of the disks to disk images and partial images for the damaged disks but cannot recover the compressed/split archive.

If I bring a 250 GB hardrive or thumbdrive (new in box) will you be able to place the file on that drive to avoid further issues? I would be happy to pay for transfer time again.

-mike davis

From: Langford, Tanya

I will find out and mark sure an IT person that I am dealing with will be in during the week.

From: Mike Davis

I didn't hear anything so I thought I would checkin, I can also be available anytime next week to close out this request; please let me know if I should bring storage media.

thanks again

-mike

From: Langford, Tanya

I am trying to catch up with the IT person who will be helping you. He is out of the office a lot.

From: Langford, Tanya

Are you flexible with your time and/or day. I am setting up a day for you to meet with Toby Baden. He is the IT person you will be working with.

From: Mike Davis

Yes, I live in fremont, work on elliot and can run down there pretty much any time.. if you let me know I will be on my way.

much thanks
-mike

From: Langford, Tanya

I have sent an appointment to Toby for May 23rd from 2:00-3:30. I am waiting for his response back to me if the time and date are good.

From: Langford, Tanya

Ok, we are a go. The meeting is set for May 23rd, from 2:00-3:30. We will meet in the lobby. Do you have a laptop you can bring? Toby is going to run the exercise from your laptop too.

From: Mike Davis

Thanks for the appointment, I will be there, with a laptop, glad to meet toby!

much thanks!
-mike

From: Langford, Tanya

OK.

From: Langford, Tanya

I will check on where the request is.

From: Langford, Tanya

I will check to see where IT is at with this request.

From: Mike Davis

I really appreciate your efforts in trying to get this FOIA request completed, what can I do at this point to try to close this issue as its been 7 months or so since I got initial compliance and ever since then I have been stalled with no explanation.

I understand that you /may/ not be able to comply with my initial request as you delete this data every 90 days, I am also aware that two sets of disks were produced from my initial FOIA request of which I have already purchased one. I am willing to accept a copy of the second set of disks that were produced or a fresh dump of that database if that Is all that can be produced; while I don't believe I should need to pay for a second set of the same data as the first was unreadable, I am still willing to pay for that cost as well as the cost that might be incurred if you were to use more appropriate transport media other then DVD's and have offered a new-in-box disk drive for that but was rebuffed.

Please, at this point I'm begging, please release this data, I don't want to have to take the legal approach but I feel I've been more then patient in this process and may not have any options left.

thanks for your time.

From: Langford, Tanya

Per IT, they want to know if you have an upload site, maybe an sftp site with a username and password. Also, IT wants to know if you have an email address that they can directly contact you. Thank you.

From: Mike Davis

Thank you so much, I have set up an SFTP server with 500GB of space at:

HOSTNAME: 67.171.35.32
USERNAME: foia
PASSWORD: 3|z?pj5{?j'>-M

I have tested the credentials as working.. please let me know if there are any issues or needs.

-mike davis

From: Langford, Tanya

Tobey will be back on August 15th.

From: Mike Davis

apologies, I also forgot to provide my email address if there are questions, you can
contact me directly at mdavis@ioactive.com

From: Langford, Tanya

Thank you.

From: Langford, Tanya

Tobey has uploaded AutoVu_PDR.bak, we’ll upload the PIPS database sometime this week.

From: Langford, Tanya

Both files are on the sftp server now.
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From: Langford, Tanya

Files have been uploaded.

From: Langford, Tanya

Files have been uploaded.

From: Mike Davis

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.
I have disabled the credentials now..

Sincerely,
Mike Davis

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