Seth Rich Responding Officer body camera Footage

Ani Dhruva filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
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From: Ani Dhruva

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

To whom it may concern,

I am requesting the body-cam video release for officers Benjamin Velez (#6631) , Mark Lee (#6141) , Robert Wingate Robinson (#7634) and any other officers who responded to the scene of Event # 16113797 which started/ was reported on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 a.m./ 7:10 am on the Southwest corner of W. St. and Flagler pl. NW. The victim in this event/crime was Seth Conrad Rich. The responding officer was Jody O'Leary (#7859).

This information was found through a Public Incident Report CCN#16113797 from the Metropolitan Police Department. The Public Incident Report claims the officers listed above had body cameras when responding to the event.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ani Dhruva

From: Metropolitan Police Department

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Ani Dhruva, Request Number 2020-FOIA-05450 has been assigned to the request you submitted in relation to: Request description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

To whom it may concern,

I am requesting the body-cam video release for officers Benjamin Velez (#6631) , Mark Lee (#6141) , Robert Wingate Robinson (#7634) and any other officers who responded to the scene of Event # 16113797 which started/ was reported on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 a.m./ 7:10 am on the Southwest corner of W. St. and Flagler pl. NW. The victim in this event/crime was Seth Conrad Rich. The responding officer was Jody O'Leary (#7859).

This information was found through a Public Incident Report CCN#16113797 from the Metropolitan Police Department. The Public Incident Report claims the officers listed above had body cameras when responding to the event.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ani Dhruva

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From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Ani Dhruva,
Your request number was changed from 2020-FOIA-05450 to 2020-BWC-00242. Please note the new request number to quote in your future correspondence about the request.
Regards,
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From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Mr./Mrs. Dhruva, This office is in receipt of your Freedomof Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA request number is 2020-BWC-00242and your assigned FOIA Specialist is Shania Hughes. If youhave any questions regarding your request, please contact your assigned FOIASpecialist at (202) 727-3721.  For ease of reference, we ask that you haveyour FOIA Request Number available when you contact our office. Please know, pursuant to D.C. Official Code §2-532(c), we have 15 business-days, subject to the possibility of a ten (10)business day extension to respond to the request as of the date ofreceipt. Be advised, if your requestis for Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage, D.C. Code § 2-532(c) allows 25business days subject to the possibility of 15 working-day extension, torespond to the request as of the date of receipt. COVID-19Notification Pursuantto section 503 of the COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020,effective March 17, 2020, D.C. Act 23-247, all FOIA deadlines may beextended during the public health emergency declared by the Mayor. Regards, Latrina Crumlin Staff Assistant,Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office MetropolitanPolice Department 300Indiana Avenue, Rm 4153

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Good Afternoon:

Please find attached the final response to your MPD FOIA request.

Kindest Regards,

Shania Hughes
FOIA Specialist
Body Worn Cameras
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm 4002
Washington, DC 20001
(202)727-0512
Shania.hughes@dc.gov<mailto:Shania.hughes@dc.gov>

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This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Ani Dhruva, The status for your request is below. Please log into https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the agency's FOIA office that you had submitted your FOIA request to. You can communicate directly with the FOIA office by clicking on Inbox, search the request number, and then click Compose Message. OR, visit to see a list DC Government FOIA Office’s/officer’s contact information and have your Request ID ready. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Contact FOIA Office Request status: In Process Request ID: 2020-BWC-00242 Description: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:To whom it may concern,I am requesting the body-cam video release for officers Benjamin Velez (#6631) , Mark Lee (#6141) , Robert Wingate Robinson (#7634) and any other officers who responded to the scene of Event # 16113797 which started/ was reported on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 a.m./ 7:10 am on the Southwest corner of W. St. and Flagler pl. NW. The victim in this event/crime was Seth Conrad Rich. The responding officer was Jody O'Leary (#7859).This information was found through a Public Incident Report CCN#16113797 from the Metropolitan Police Department. The Public Incident Report claims the officers listed above had body cameras when responding to the event.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 15 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Ani DhruvaUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmetropolitan-police-department-385%252Fseth-rich-responding-officer-body-camera-footage-93086%252F%253Femail%253DFOIA.SystemAdmin%252540dc.gov&url_auth_token=AAAVLaR50UI9LAIrJLVbEMzyFG8%3A1jbTW6%3AZMJiGD7ZDfNrLcirBY_rdxR7e90 Regards,
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From: Metropolitan Police Department

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Ani Dhruva, The status for your request is below. Please log into https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the agency's FOIA office that you had submitted your FOIA request to. You can communicate directly with the FOIA office by clicking on Inbox, search the request number, and then click Compose Message. OR, visit to see a list DC Government FOIA Office’s/officer’s contact information and have your Request ID ready. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Contact FOIA Office Request status: Closed Request ID: 2020-BWC-00242 Description: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:To whom it may concern,I am requesting the body-cam video release for officers Benjamin Velez (#6631) , Mark Lee (#6141) , Robert Wingate Robinson (#7634) and any other officers who responded to the scene of Event # 16113797 which started/ was reported on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 a.m./ 7:10 am on the Southwest corner of W. St. and Flagler pl. NW. The victim in this event/crime was Seth Conrad Rich. The responding officer was Jody O'Leary (#7859).This information was found through a Public Incident Report CCN#16113797 from the Metropolitan Police Department. The Public Incident Report claims the officers listed above had body cameras when responding to the event.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 15 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Ani DhruvaUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmetropolitan-police-department-385%252Fseth-rich-responding-officer-body-camera-footage-93086%252F%253Femail%253DFOIA.SystemAdmin%252540dc.gov&url_auth_token=AAAVLaR50UI9LAIrJLVbEMzyFG8%3A1jbTW6%3AZMJiGD7ZDfNrLcirBY_rdxR7e90 Regards,
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