SPD internal investigations of Rob Mahoney #6296

Michael ODell filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2015-6118
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael ODell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The full and complete content of every Seattle Police Department Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) investigative file in which Rob Mahoney #6296 was a named officer at any point in the investigation, along with associated metadata.

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 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,

Michael ODell

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2015-6118

Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request below. The Department will need additional time to respond to your request due to the number of public disclosure requests received. At this time, the Department anticipates having a response or a status update to you on or about December 1, 2015.

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

Thank you,
Sheila

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

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

PDR # P2015-6118

Mr. O’Dell,

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a status update regarding this request. A search of the records within the Department’s Office of Professional Accountability resulted in 12 complaints filed against Officer Mahoney. The Department needs additional time to complete your first installment of records due to current workload. At this time, the Department anticipates having your first installment of records ready on or about January 5, 2016.

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 # P2015-6118

Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request. The Department has your first installment of records ready for pick up. These records can be picked up at the Public Request Unit front counter, 1st floor of Seattle Police Department Headquarters, 610 5th Ave. Their business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:45PM.

In this installment: Seven (7) IIS complaints – IIS 11-0232, IIS 12-0026, IIS 12-0192, IIS 12-0374, OPA2014-0085, OPA2014-0526 and OPA2014-0497

The fee for this installment is $2.00 for two DVD’s @ $1.00/DVD.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check payable to the City of Seattle for $2.60 (to cover postage) with a copy of this email to:
Seattle Police Department
Attn: Public Disclosure Unit
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

At this time, the Department anticipates having your next installment ready on or about February 18, 2016.

The Department has not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been 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 have been applied throughout the documents pursuant to the following exemptions:
For IIS 11-0232:

Driver’s License Numbers, Driver’s Permit Numbers, and State Identicard Numbers [Information not received from DOL].RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005. Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.
Jail Records/Booking Photos: The records contain booking photos and/or other jail records. (RCW 70.48.100) Explanation: Disclosure of the records of a person confined in jail is prohibited except to the subject. Disclosure of information is statutorily prohibited and would violate the subject’s right to privacy.

Social Security Numbers and Tax Identification Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005). Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. SSNs of agency employees, volunteers, and their dependents are also specifically exempt. (RCW 42.56.250(3)).
WACIC Information: 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.
Medical Care and Mental Health Care Records (RCW 70.02.020(1) and/or RCW Chapt. 71.05, RCW 42.56.360(2)). Explanation: Record contains medical and/or mental health care provider records exempt from disclosure to third parties without the patient’s written authorization, a court order, or in connection with certain discovery requests.
Information received directly from Department of Licensing. (RCW 46.12.635; See also, 18
USC § 2721 an “other statute” under RCW 42.56.070).Explanation: Disclosure of an individual vehicle owner’s name and address, driver’s license number and VIN received directly from DOL to third parties is limited to specific parties. RCW 46.12.635 allows certain individuals, businesses and government agencies access to this information. A request for access must be directed to DOL. You may request access by going to the State Department of Licensing website (http://www.dol.wa.gov/), forms section, for a “Vehicle/Vessel Information Disclosure Request.”

For IIS 12-0026:

Driver’s License Numbers, Driver’s Permit Numbers, and State Identicard Numbers [Information not received from DOL].RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005. Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

Social Security Numbers and Tax Identification Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005). Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. SSNs of agency employees, volunteers, and their dependents are also specifically exempt. (RCW 42.56.250(3)).

For IIS 12-0192:
Credit Card Numbers, Debit Card numbers, Electronic Check Numbers, Card Expiration Dates, & Bank or Other Account Numbers and Balances Transactional Information Concerning an Account, Codes, Passwords, and Account Access or Transaction Initiation Information (RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005). Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

For IIS 12-0374:

Driver’s License Numbers, Driver’s Permit Numbers, and State Identicard Numbers [Information not received from DOL].RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005. Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

Social Security Numbers and Tax Identification Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005). Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. SSNs of agency employees, volunteers, and their dependents are also specifically exempt. (RCW 42.56.250(3)).
Requested Nondisclosure: 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.

OPA2014-0085 – provided without redactions

For OPA2014-0526:
Criminal Justice Agency Employees Photos and Birthdates (if requestor is not a member of the news media) (RCW 42.56. 250(8)) Explanation: Photographs and month and year of birth in the personnel files of employees and workers of criminal justice agencies. Information is contained in personnel file and disclosure would violate employee’s right to privacy, and nondisclosure may be essential to effective law enforcement.
Employee Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(3)) Explanation: Employee numbers are exempt when disclosed with employees’ names. Tacoma Public Library v. Woessner, 90 Wn.App. 205, 219, 951 P.2d 357 (1998). Disclosure could violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

For OPA2014-0497:
Employee Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(3)) Explanation: Employee numbers are exempt when disclosed with employees’ names. Tacoma Public Library v. Woessner, 90 Wn.App. 205, 219, 951 P.2d 357 (1998). Disclosure could violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

Driver’s License Numbers, Driver’s Permit Numbers, and State Identicard Numbers [Information not received from DOL].RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005. Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

Social Security Numbers and Tax Identification Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005). Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. SSNs of agency employees, volunteers, and their dependents are also specifically exempt. (RCW 42.56.250(3)).

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 # P2015-6118

Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request. The Department has your next installment ready for pick up. These records can be picked up at the Public Request Unit front counter, 1st floor of Seattle Police Department Headquarters, 610 5th Ave. Their business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:45PM.

In this installment: 3 complaints – 2015OPA-0317, 2015OPA-0698 and 2015OPA-1488

The fee for this installment is $1.00 for one DVD @ $1.00/DVD.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check payable to the City of Seattle for $1.60 (to cover postage) with a copy of this email to:
Seattle Police Department
Attn: Public Disclosure Unit
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

At this time, the Department anticipates having your next installment ready on or about March18, 2016.

The Department has not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been 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 have been applied throughout the documents pursuant to the following exemptions:
For 2015OPA-0317:
Employee Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(3)) Explanation: Employee numbers are exempt when disclosed with employees’ names. Tacoma Public Library v. Woessner, 90 Wn.App. 205, 219, 951 P.2d 357 (1998). Disclosure could violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

For 2015OPA-0698:
Requested Nondisclosure: 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.

2015OPA-1488 – provided without redactions

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 # P2015-6118

Mr. O’Dell,

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request. The Department has your last installment ready for pick up. These records can be picked up at the Public Request Unit front counter, 1st floor of Seattle Police Department Headquarters, 610 5th Ave. Their business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:45PM.

In this installment: 2 complaints – SA 12-0336 and SA 12-0441

The fee for this installment is $1.00 for one DVD @ $1.00/DVD.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check payable to the City of Seattle for $1.60 (to cover postage) with a copy of this email to:
Seattle Police Department
Attn: Public Disclosure Unit
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

The Department has not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been 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 have been applied throughout the documents pursuant to the following exemptions:
SA 12-0441:

Driver’s License Numbers, Driver’s Permit Numbers, and State Identicard Numbers [Information not received from DOL].RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005. Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity.

Social Security Numbers and Tax Identification Numbers (RCW 42.56.230(5); see also RCW 9.35.005). Explanation: Disclosure would violate an individual’s right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. SSNs of agency employees, volunteers, and their dependents are also specifically exempt. (RCW 42.56.250(3)).

For SA 12-0336:
Criminal Justice Agency Employees Photos and Birthdates (if requestor is not a member of the news media) (RCW 42.56. 250(8)) Explanation: Photographs and month and year of birth in the personnel files of employees and workers of criminal justice agencies. Information is contained in personnel file and disclosure would violate employee’s right to privacy, and nondisclosure may be essential to effective law enforcement.

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 SPD’s Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Be aware that this process does not apply to any substantive content of the responsive records. Please include your name and address, a copy of the redacted document 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

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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