Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Vancouver Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Vancouver Police Department of Vancouver, WA.
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P003800-081120

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
Est. Completion Nov. 20, 2020
Status
Fix Required

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Vancouver Police Department

Thank you for submitting your request for the following public records: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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08/18/2020
Sent via email to:  requests@muckrock.com
Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News DEPT MR 99982 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUEST P003800-081120
Dear Beryl Lipton:
This letter is an acknowledgement of your records request dated 8/11/2020 2:18:34 AM, for the following: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records: Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged. Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation. In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party. If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to: The nature of the claim or legal matter The claimant and other parties involved The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation This request is being made by a journalist as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency because a member of your community requested it be included in our effort. There is no commercial interest in this request, and its submission and the release of materials is in the public interest. 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 10 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Beryl Lipton Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAWB0liSTcBl4w91t08KqjXymA%3A1k5QOQ%3AUnyO1FsvFou6mUriP-zvJ8CZuSQ&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fvancouver-police-department-7391%252Flaw-enforcement-informal-and-formal-settlement-data-and-reports-vancouver-police-department-99982%252F%253Femail%253Dvancouverwa%252540mycusthelp.net
Your request requires clarification before the City may respond pursuant to RCW 42.56.520. To confirm, the date range to be searched will be January 1, 2010 to August 11, 2020. Please confirm that this is the date range you wish us to search. Thank you.
Due to the City’s other currently outstanding public records requests that we are in the process of responding to, I anticipate that the City will need until 11/06/2020 to locate and assemble the requested documents, notify third parties affected by the request pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, and to determine whether any of the information requested is exempt from disclosure.
You will be notified if additional time is required or if the requested records are ready earlier than the above referenced date. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the process of your request.
Sincerely,
Matt Oftedahl Records Specialist

From: Vancouver Police Department

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Good Afternoon Ms. Lipton,
Regarding your request to the City of Vancouver, would you please clarify that you are only seeking information for "instances in which a weapon was used or discharged"?
If I have misinterpreted your  request, please let me know at your earliest opportunity so I may process your request.
Thank you very much.
Sincerely,
Matt Oftedahl Records Specialist

From: Vancouver Police Department

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11/05/2020
Sent via email to:  requests@muckrock.com
Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News DEPT MR 99982 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUEST P003800-081120
Dear Beryl Lipton:
This letter is an update on your records request dated 8/11/2020 2:18:34 AM, for the following: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, the City of Vancouver notifies you that additional time is needed to ready the responsive documents you have requested and/or determine whether any of the information is exempt from disclosure.
Accordingly, we anticipate providing you with a response no later than 11/20/2020.
You will be notified if additional time is required or if the requested records are ready earlier.
Sincerely,
Matt Oftedahl Records Specialist

From: Vancouver Police Department

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11/18/2020 Sent via email to:  requests@muckrock.com Beryl Lipton MuckRock News DEPT MR 99982 411A Highland Ave Somerville MA 02144 RE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUEST P003800-081120 Dear Beryl Lipton: This letter is an acknowledgement of your records request dated 8/11/2020 2:18:34 AM, for the following: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency. These include, but are not limited to, all records related to instances in which a weapon was used or discharged.Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party. Please log into your GovQA account via the link below to download your spreadsheet. The information below pertains to the spreadsheet that is part of your downloadable material: Claim Number: City of Vancouver’s internal claim number Claimant: Identity of the individual who filed the claim or lawsuit. Some lawsuits had multiple claimants, but they are listed separately (e.g., Alisha White & Scott Wilkinson was one lawsuit) Nature of Claim: General description of what was alleged. We included Lysenko and Tendler as the allegations were unspecific and could not tell if “weapons” were being alleged Other Parties Involved: If a claim or lawsuit was advanced against other law enforcement agencies, those are listed here. Date Lawsuit Commenced: If a lawsuit was filed, the date the lawsuit was filed is listed here. If “N/A” is listed, there was never any lawsuit. Status: All are “Closed” because either the claim has been denied, settled, or the lawsuit has been dismissed. Final Disposition: Refers to how the claim resolved. Loss Date/Date of Incident: Date the incident forming the basis of the claim occurred Total incurred: Displays amount City paid in defense of the claim, including all costs and amount of settlement, if any. The costs to defend the claim/lawsuit would be “Total Incurred” minus “City Portion of Payment” Total Paid to Claimant: Total amount of settlement received by claimant, including all amounts by any other agencies. City Portion of Payment: Total amount paid by City to claimant, excluding any amounts covered by insurance. If you feel that there are any missing documents or additional types of materials that your request sought, which are not included in the enclosed response, please contact me so your request may be clarified. This concludes the City’s response to the above-mentioned request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please log into your GovQA account to access these records: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/fms/page/public-records Sincerely, Matt Oftedahl Records Specialist

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