Seattle, WA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P016919-081717

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

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

We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.
1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.
Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).
2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.
Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).
3. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.
Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).
Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline.
4. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.
Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

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,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Dear :

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)

Your request was received on August 17, 2017 and the reference number is P016919-081717.

If the City's representative entered your request into the system and you didn't specifically register:
* Access the Police Public Records Request Center (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

08/18/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

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.

This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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08/25/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on August 17, 2017.
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 10/9/2017.
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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

08/25/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

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

This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

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.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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10/09/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

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 tour current work load. We are still locating records responsive to your request.
*** PDO, insert explanation for the additional time here***
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 11/10/2017.

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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10/09/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

Please revised message below.
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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 tour current work load. We are still locating records responsive to your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 11/10/2017.

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P016919-081717 Body: TO: "City of Seattle Public Records Request Center"[seattle@mycusthelp.net]October 24, 2017Seattle Police DepartmentSEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENTATTN: PUBLIC REQUEST UNITPO BOX 34986SEATTLE WA 98124-4986This is a follow up to request number P016919-081717:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 17, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P016919-081717.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 42231-77297562@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/police-department-227/seattle-wa-pd-citizen-complaints-42231/?email=seattle%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=60cda613-36cf-41e8-9167-ccfc4b46ff2c#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 42231411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Oct. 9, 2017: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Seattle Police Department

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11/10/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

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 we are still processing your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 12/11/2017.
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 as we continue to process 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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P016919-081717 Body: TO: [seattle@mycusthelp.net]SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENTATTN: PUBLIC REQUEST UNITPO BOX 34986SEATTLE WA 98124-4986November 27, 2017This is a follow up to request number P016919-081717:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Public Records request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 17, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P016919-081717.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 42231-77297562@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/police-department-227/seattle-wa-pd-citizen-complaints-42231/?email=seattle%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=e18917ac-ae7d-4226-bbd8-8890c96f9ca9#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 42231411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Nov. 10, 2017: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Seattle Police Department

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12/11/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on August 17, 2017 for the following: What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead. Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated). What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated). What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient. Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges). Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.
You are seeking data related to the total number of complaints made against SPD officers annually for the last 10 years. This data can be located in SPD's Office of Professional Accountability annual reports located at http://www.seattle.gov/opa/opa-reports

In addition, you are seeking data regarding the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years. The Seattle Police Department's Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) data is all published online at https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/use-of-force-data/officer-involved-shootings-dashboard

We are working on obtaining responsive records for of your request regarding Part 2 total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in departmentannually for the last 10 years.
At this time, we anticipate having the responsive records for the remaining portion of your request ( ) to you on or about Part 2 1/2/2018.

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P016919-081717 Body: TO: "City of Seattle Public Records Request Center"[seattle@mycusthelp.net]Seattle Police DepartmentPublic Records OfficePO BOX 34986SEATTLE, WA 98124-4986December 26, 2017This is a follow up to request number P016919-081717:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Public Records request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 17, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P016919-081717.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 42231-77297562@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/police-department-227/seattle-wa-pd-citizen-complaints-42231/?uuid-login=53c92cfa-5fb9-4f68-8d21-fcef6bcb5164&email=seattle%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 42231411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Dec. 11, 2017: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Seattle Police Department

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01/02/2018

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

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 we are still processing your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 1/24/2018.

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much for the update. I understand the request is extensive, and I truly appreciate your willingness to help. I look forward to receiving the data on 2/1/18.

Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: Seattle Police Department

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P016919-081717 Body: TO: "City of Seattle Public Records Request Center"[seattle@mycusthelp.net]Seattle Police DepartmentPublic Records OfficePO BOX 34986SEATTLE, WA 98124-4986January 14, 2018This is a follow up to request number P016919-081717:Thank you very much for the update. I understand the request is extensive, and I truly appreciate your willingness to help. I look forward to receiving the data on 2/1/18.Respectfully, Alex CartwrightFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 42231-77297562@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/police-department-227/seattle-wa-pd-citizen-complaints-42231/?uuid-login=5020815e-dd91-4642-80f4-75cfddac73a6&email=seattle%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 42231411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Jan. 2, 2018: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Seattle Police Department

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01/24/2018

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

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 we are still locating and reviewing records responsive to your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 2/21/2018.

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

Hello,
Unfortunately the E-mail you sent the City of Seattle is not associated with a records request in our Public Records Request Center and we are unable to route or post your message. If you altered the subject line of the E-mail, please note that doing that will cause this issue. Please return to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center where you can update any existing request(s). Please use the Public Records Request Center on Seattle.gov where you can manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Subject: RE: Public Records Request #P016919-081717 Body: TO: "City of Seattle Public Records Request Center"[seattle@mycusthelp.net]Seattle Police DepartmentPublic Records OfficePO BOX 34986SEATTLE, WA 98124-4986February 8, 2018This is a follow up to request number P016919-081717:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Public Records request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 17, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P016919-081717.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 42231-77297562@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/police-department-227/seattle-wa-pd-citizen-complaints-42231/?uuid-login=de8f35eb-15ed-437d-b81f-4693eff54d7c&email=seattle%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 42231411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Jan. 24, 2018: This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Seattle Police Department

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02/22/2018

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding the remaining portion of your request seeking the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in the department annually for the last 10 years.

We are still trying to determine if the Seattle Police Department's IAPro and AIM database have the capabilities to generate a report listing all complaints police officers made against their peer officers.

At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about  3/23/2018.

We thank you for your patience as we continue to process 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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

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03/02/2018

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

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

The remaining portion of your request is seeking the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in the department annually for the last 10 years. You indicated if SPD logs complaints in a database or spreadsheet or other log, a copy of those logs is fine.

The Seattle Police Department uses 2 databases which contain OPA complaint information. We have the IAPro database which contains OPA complaints from April 2014 - Present. In addition, we have the AIM database which contains OPA complaints Prior to April 2014.

We do not have the data regarding the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in the department annually for the last 10 years. We do not have a report that is maintained that tracks this statistic.

We have a IAPro report available listing all closed OPA complaints with a final finding of sustained and/or unsustained  filed against every commissioned SPD Officer presently employed by SPD. I have included Supervisor Actions and Frontline Investigations. The columns listed on this report include the following:
File Number
Incident Type
Received Date
Status
Badge Number
Title
First Name, Middle Name, Last Name of Officer
Employment Status
Employment End Date
Allegations
Findings
The IAPro report we have available contains data for the time frame of 2014 - November 22, 2017. If you believe this IAPro report is not responsive to this request, please let me know immediately.

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.
We have redacted the identities to include the first name, middle name, last name and badge number of the subject officers in the following investigations:
OPA2014-0776
2015OPA-0010
2015OPA-0372
2015OPA-0685
2015OPA-0814
2015OPA-0876
2015OPA-1272
2015OPA-1369
2015OPA-1548
2015OPA-1792
2015OPA-1865
2016OPA-0115
2016OPA-1265
2017OPA-0362
The identities of the subject officers in the above referenced OPA cases were redacted pursuant to the following: Statutory Exemptions: Records include information the non-disclosure of which is essential for the protection of any person’s right to privacy. (RCW42.56.240(1) as defined by RCW42.56.050), and personal information in files maintained for employees, appointees, or elected officials of any public agency to the extent that disclosure would violate their right to privacy. (RCW 42.56.230(3) as defined by RCW 42.56.050); see, West v. Port of Olympia, 183Wn.App. 306, 333 P.3d 488 (2014)(holding that disclosing the identity of the subject of an unsustained employee misconduct investigation is exempt where the nature of the allegation is highly offensive). Explanation :  Disclosure of the information would be highly offensive to a reasonable person and is of no legitimate interest to the public.
The fee for this installment is: $1.25 (Invoice to follow)
As for the AIM database, we can provide a report listing all OPA complaints made against Sworn Officers.
At this time, we anticipate having your next installment on or about April 6, 2018.

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P016919-081717. 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.
Instructions to make the payment: Access the Police Public Records Request center (link below). Navigate to 'My Records Request Center.' Navigate to 'View My Requests.' Find the request referenced in this email (reference number above). Select 'View Invoices' button. Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice. Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button. Continue processing your payment (credit card or bank withdrawal). 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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center) Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your email contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center emails to your inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.25 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Seattle Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • Completed_OPA_investigations_for_ACTIVE_COMMISSIONED_OFFICERS_RELEASE_COPY_(FINAL).pdf

From: Seattle Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear , Thank you for your recent payment to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center on 04/12/2018.
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: P016919-081717
Invoice Number: INV18-P016919-1
Payment Date: 04/12/2018
Invoice Status: Paid You can view your payments by logging in to the Public Records Request Center. Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your email contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center e-mails to your inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net) This is an auto-generated email originating from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Seattle Police Department

--- Please respond above this line ---

04/12/2018

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P016919-081717

Dear ,

Your records have been released and are available on the Public Records Request Center to download. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
To download your records:
* Navigate to the 'My Records Request Center'
* Select 'View My Request'
* If you are not logged in, please login
* Search/Access the request P016919-081717
* Select Details
* Scroll toward the bottom of the request after the Acknowledgments section
* Your records are listed under Attachments
* Click on the records to Open or Save to your device/computer
Attachments may only be downloaded up to 3 times.  If you exceed 3 times and your attachments failed to download, please contact us.
If you believe you have received privileged or confidential records in error, please notify the City of Seattle immediately, through the Public Records Request Center or by email. Privileged or confidential records provided or received in error should not be reviewed, used, disseminated, distributed, or copied, and should be destroyed immediately. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. (https://www.seattle.gov/public-records/public-records-request-center)

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

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 Malla
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.

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. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

RE: Public Disclosure Request Number - P016919-081717

Dear :

Thank you for submitting your public records request through the City of Seattle's Public Records Request Center. We would like to invite you to take a short six-question survey on your experience.

Please click the following link if you would like to participate.
Satisfaction Survey (https://mycusthelp.com/SEATTLE/_rs/RequestOpen.aspx?rqst=133&COID=7ACB2B&SSRF=P016919-081717&RR_ASSIGNED_DEPT=SPD&cx=requests@muckrock.com)

We appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear , Forgot your password? We have created a new temporary password for you. Here is your login ID and temporary password. Please enter your temporary password on the Public Records Request Center.  We will then ask you to enter a new password of your choice. Once you have successfully logged in, you will continue directly to the request page. City of Seattle If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Customer Service Bureau at (206) 684-2489 (CITY) voice or (TTY) 7-1-1.
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From: Seattle Police Department

Dear
This message is from the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center.  We are notifying you that your password changed on

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I have not received any info regarding my password and username. Can you please re-send it?

Best -Alex

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