request for body camera footage, reports and radio call traffic for the following incident

Mike Davis filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P064932-100420

Est. Completion Aug. 23, 2021
Status
Payment Required

Communications

From: Mike Davis


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFtNcrGFFhu/?igshid=68eqm6t9ly5k

in the attached video an officer W. GEOGHAGAN (5971) points his firearm through his vehicle door at a member of the press, this FOIA is a request for all body camera footage, reports and radio traffic filed on the incident which occurred on or around the evening of october 20, 2020.

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: Seattle Police Department

At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.

Dear Mike Davis:

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center.

Your request was received on October 04, 2020and the reference number is P064932-100420.

If the City's representative entered your request into the system and you didn't specifically register:

* Access the Police Public Records Request Center
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Please use the center to track the progress of your requests, pay for your requests online, and download your records!

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFtNcrGFFhu/?igshid=68eqm6t9ly5k

in the attached video an officer W. GEOGHAGAN (5971) points his firearm through his vehicle door at a member of the press, this FOIA is a request for all body camera footage, reports and radio traffic filed on the incident which occurred on or around the evening of october 20, 2020.

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

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From: Seattle Police Department

10/05/2020

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

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.
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SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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10/12/2020

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on October 04, 2020. At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 1/11/2021.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

10/12/2020

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

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:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

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.


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SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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02/04/2021

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request. Due to our current workload and backlog, we are still processing your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 3/31/2021.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

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05/03/2021

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request. We are still reviewing the records responsive to your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 5/31/2021.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

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06/09/2021

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request. We have not located an incident report number for the incident you refer to in your request. We have located an OPA file related to a complaint alleging that Officer Geoghagan drew his firearm while seated in his police vehicle. Although we did not locate any body-worn videos or reports, we are processing this OPA file and will provide records in installments.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 8/23/2021.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P064932-100420. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.

You have 30 days from today's date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
SPD strongly encourages online payments during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

To pay online, please follow these steps:

* Navigate to the Public Records Request Center.
* Select 'My Records Request Center'.
* Select 'View My Requests'. You may be asked to login.
* Find this request: P064932-100420.
* Select the 'View Invoices' button.

* Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice: INV21-P064932-1.
* Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button.
* Continue processing your payment.
* Select 'Done'.
* Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center.
* After your payment is successful you will receive an email from our payments center. After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within one to two business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download the records.
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From: Mike Davis


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $5.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

Check sent by Muckrock Staff

Pay to the order of:

Seattle Police Department
Washington Public Records Act Office
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

#10166
Amount of: $5.00
  • Created — 08/25/2021
  • In Transit — 08/28/2021
  • In Local Area — 08/29/2021
  • Processed For Delivery — 08/29/2021
  • Deposited — 09/01/2021

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Mike Davis,

Thank you for your recent payment to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center on 08/30/2021.
Within one to two business days, you will receive an email from your public disclosure officer indicating your records are available and instructing you on how to retrieve them. Public Disclosure Request Number: P064932-100420 Invoice Number: INV21-P064932-1 Payment Date: 08/30/2021 Invoice Status: Paid

You can view your payments by logging in to the Public Records Request Center.
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From: Seattle Police Department

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09/04/2021

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

The Seattle Police Department did not prepare a detailed exemption log for records as only limited information was redacted from the responsive records.
The information normally provided in an exemption log, such as title, author, recipient, subject, and number of pages, is readily ascertainable by looking at the redacted records.
Redactions applied throughout the documents are pursuant to the following exemptions:
1(d) Requested Nondisclosure - RCW 42.560.240(2) Complainant, victim or witness requested the information not be disclosed. (RCW 42.560.240(2)) Explanation:  The complainant’s, victim’s, or witness’s indication at the time of the complaint controls the determination whether to disclose.
Your first installment of records have been released and are available on the Public Records Request Center to download.
At this time, the Settle Police Department will have your next installment of records to you on 10/14/2021. To download your records:

* Navigate to the Public Records Request Center.
* Select 'My Records Request Center'.
* Select 'View My Requests'. You may be asked to login.
* Select this request: P064932-100420.
* Select the 'View Files' button.
* You can download records individually or all at the same time by clicking 'Download All'.
* Please save your records as you may only download them from the system three times. If you do not download your records within 30 days of request closure, the link to your records will expire.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

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10/14/2021

Mike Davis
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P064932-100420

Dear Mike Davis,

This message is in further response to your public disclosure records request. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.
In this second installment of records, we are providing the remaining records located in OPA file 2020OPA-0619. Please be advised, this OPA file is still open and no final finding has been issued to date.
As previously indicated, we did locate an OPA file (2020OPA-0619) related to a complaint alleging that Officer Geoghagan drew his firearm while seated in his police vehicle. However, we did not locate any body-worn videos or reports for the incident.
We had our Video Specialist check for BWVs for Officer Geoghagan on 10/20/2020. She located one 5-minute video. After reviewing this video, we determined it was not for the incident you are seeking.
In addition, we had her check on the date of 9/28/2020 which is the incident date listed for OPA file 2020OPA-0619. She located 1 BWV which was not assigned a incident number. In review of this BWV, there is a portion of the video where an individual alleges Officer Geoghagan pulled his gun on him. This appears to be responsive to your request, and therefore, we are providing it in your second/final installment of records.
The fee for the responsive records is: $1.25 (Invoice to follow)
The Seattle Police Department did not prepare a detailed exemption log for records as only limited information was redacted from the responsive records.
The information normally provided in an exemption log, such as title, author, recipient, subject, and number of pages, is readily ascertainable by looking at the redacted records.
Redactions applied throughout the documents are pursuant to the following exemptions:
1(i) WACIC Information - RCW 42.56.070, 28 USC § 534, 28 CFR 20.38, RCW 43.43.710 Record contains information directly obtained from the Washington Crime Information Center (WACIC) system, which is a centralized state computerized index of criminal justice information associated with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) available to Federal, state, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies for law enforcement purposes.  Information obtained from WACIC/NCIC is restricted to law enforcement use pursuant to federal law. It may not be disseminated except to criminal justice agencies. It is exempt from disclosure under RCW 42.56.070 and 28 USC § 534, see also 28 CFR 20.38, and RCW 43.43.710. Explanation: Dissemination is statutorily prohibited.
This concludes the Seattle Police Department's response to your request.

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,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)

From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P064932-100420. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.

You have 30 days from today's date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
SPD strongly encourages online payments during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

To pay online, please follow these steps:

* Navigate to the Public Records Request Center.
* Select 'My Records Request Center'.
* Select 'View My Requests'. You may be asked to login.
* Find this request: P064932-100420.
* Select the 'View Invoices' button.

* Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice: INV21-P064932-2.
* Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button.
* Continue processing your payment.
* Select 'Done'.
* Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center.
* After your payment is successful you will receive an email from our payments center. After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within one to two business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download the records.
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