Tracking of legal defense of police officers since 2017 (Seattle City Attorney)

Bridget Brululo filed this request with the Seattle City Attorney of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

C060954-071520

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Bridget Brululo


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Lists or spreadsheets compiling and detailing claims in which the City of Seattle defended Seattle Police Department staff, including resolution of suits, time and money dedicated to those defenses, etc., since January 1, 2017. This should include records with information about claims and notices of claim targeting SPD staff regardless of whether lawsuit was filed, as well as amounts paid in related settlements or verdicts.

In case it's helpful in identifying records, please note that someone else received similar records from your office, covering 1998 through mid-2013 (PDR# 13-112) and 2013 through 2017 (PDR C017518-090117). Those are all published on the Web at <https://www.muckrock.com/foi/seattle-69/city-attorneys-tracking-of-legal-defense-of-police-officers-6838/#files> and <https://www.muckrock.com/foi/seattle-69/city-attorneys-tracking-of-legal-defense-of-police-officers-since-2013-42688/#files>.

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,

Bridget Brululo

From: Seattle City Attorney

Dear Bridget Brululo,

Welcome to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center (PRRC). Your request was received on July 15, 2020 and is appended below.

The reference number for this request is C060954-071520. You will see this number in the title of any communications about this request.

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Request C060954-071520:
" To Whom It May Concern:

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

Lists or spreadsheets compiling and detailing claims in which the City of Seattle defended Seattle Police Department staff, including resolution of suits, time and money dedicated to those defenses, etc., since January 1, 2017. This should include records with information about claims and notices of claim targeting SPD staff regardless of whether lawsuit was filed, as well as amounts paid in related settlements or verdicts.

In case it's helpful in identifying records, please note that someone else received similar records from your office, covering 1998 through mid-2013 (PDR# 13-112) and 2013 through 2017 (PDR C017518-090117). Those are all published on the Web at " and .

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,

Bridget Brululo

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From: Seattle City Attorney

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Dear Bridget Brululo,
This acknowledges receipt of your public disclosure request C060954-071520 received on July 15, 2020 regarding: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Lists or spreadsheets compiling and detailing claims in which the City of Seattle defended Seattle Police Department staff, including resolution of suits, time and money dedicated to those defenses, etc., since January 1, 2017. This should include records with information about claims and notices of claim targeting SPD staff regardless of whether lawsuit was filed, as well as amounts paid in related settlements or verdicts.

In case it's helpful in identifying records, please note that someone else received similar records from your office, covering 1998 through mid-2013 (PDR# 13-112) and 2013 through 2017 (PDR C017518-090117). Those are all published on the Web at <https:> and <https:>.

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,

Bridget Brululo

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAS6SsxI79b-95396WoxyK_Avc%3A1jvuDK%3AFsQzFIF2Shgdpl7r31ERm7l4L2k&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fcity-attorney-2546%252Ftracking-of-legal-defense-of-police-officers-since-2017-seattle-city-attorney-98229%252F%253Femail%253Dlawpdr%252540seattle.gov</https:></https:>
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the City of Seattle has received your public disclosure request. At this time, we anticipate that we will be able to provide the requested records or a first installment of records on or about August 21, 2020.
Sincerely,
City Attorney's Office

From: Seattle City Attorney

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Dear Bridget Brululo,
The installment estimate for his request has been moved to August 28, 2020.
Best regards,
Seattle City Attorney's Office

From: Seattle City Attorney

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Dear Bridget Brululo,
The installment estimate for his request has been moved to September 4, 2020.
Best regards,
Seattle City Attorney's Office

From: Seattle City Attorney

Dear Bridget Brululo,

Records in response to your public disclosure request C060954-071520 received on July 15, 2020 are now available. The cost for the records is as follows:

Invoice Number: INV20-C060954-1
Total: $1.25

To pay online, please follow these steps:
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From: Bridget Brululo


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 City Attorney

9/28/2020 1:47:25 PM
Name: Gabriel Perry
RE:  Public Disclosure Request Payment
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Confirmation of your payment(s) made on 9/28/2020 1:47:25 PM by Gabriel Perry for $1.25.
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From: Seattle City Attorney

Dear Bridget Brululo,

Thank you for your recent payment to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center on 09/28/2020.
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: C060954-071520 Invoice Number: INV20-C060954-1 Payment Date: 09/28/2020 Invoice Status: Paid

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From: Seattle City Attorney

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Dear Bridget Brululo,
Records are now available in response to your request C060954-071520 regarding the following: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Lists or spreadsheets compiling and detailing claims in which the City of Seattle defended Seattle Police Department staff, including resolution of suits, time and money dedicated to those defenses, etc., since January 1, 2017. This should include records with information about claims and notices of claim targeting SPD staff regardless of whether lawsuit was filed, as well as amounts paid in related settlements or verdicts.

In case it's helpful in identifying records, please note that someone else received similar records from your office, covering 1998 through mid-2013 (PDR# 13-112) and 2013 through 2017 (PDR C017518-090117). Those are all published on the Web at <https:> and <https:>.

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,

Bridget Brululo

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAS6SsxI79b-95396WoxyK_Avc%3A1jvuDK%3AFsQzFIF2Shgdpl7r31ERm7l4L2k&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fcity-attorney-2546%252Ftracking-of-legal-defense-of-police-officers-since-2017-seattle-city-attorney-98229%252F%253Femail%253Dlawpdr%252540seattle.gov</https:></https:>
The records being made available to you at this time include the following: Spreadsheets containing all expenses related to SPD cases, all SPD settlements and police action totals for the date range January 1, 2015 through July 31, 2020.
To download your records, please:

* 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: C060954-071520.
* 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 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.

We have provided all records responsive to your request. Your request is now closed.
Sincerely,
City Attorney's Office

From: Seattle City Attorney

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Dear Bridget Brululo, Thank you for your question. Police Action refers to law enforcement related issues involving the Seattle Police Department and other City departments and agencies and may include instances where the City Attorney defends the City and SPD officers in lawsuits alleging civil rights violations, and further represents the department in certain criminal proceedings.

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