Trump 1st Immigration EO Protests Body Cam Footage (Metropolitan Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
Tracking # 2017-BWC-00063
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act of 1974, D.C. Code Ann. § 2-531 et seq. ("D.C. Act"), I hereby request the following records:

Any body camera footage from the protests against President Trump's first executive order aimed at halting immigration from seven Muslim countries. These protests occurred on January 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, and February 1st and 2nd, all in the year 2017.

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,

Curtis Waltman

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Dear Mr. Waltman: This office is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA Request Number is 2017-BWC-00063 Your assigned FOIA Specialist is Tara Branch. For most records, pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-532, wehave fifteen (15) business days, subject to the possibility of a ten (10)business-day extension, to respond to the request as of the date ofreceipt. However, for body-worn cameravideo requests, we have twenty-five (25) business days, subject to the possibilityof a fifteen (15) business-day extension, to respond to the request. If you have any questions regarding your request, pleasecontact the assigned FOIA Specialist at (202) 727-3721. For ease of reference, we ask that you haveyour FOIA Request Number available when you contact our office. Donald Kaufman MPD FOIA Officer

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Dear Mr. Waltman: This office is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA Request Number is 2017-FOIA-03104. Your assigned FOIA Specialist is Shania Hughes. Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-532, we have fifteen (15) business-days, subject to the possibility of a ten (10) business-day extension, to respond to the request as of the date of receipt. If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the assigned FOIA Specialist at (202) 727-3721.  For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIA Request Number available when you contact our office. Donald Kaufman MPD FOIA Officer

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Mr. Curtis Waltman,
Attached find a response to your Body Worn Camera (BWC) request. Once, I am provided with a gmail account, you will receive a second email with your videos  through google drive. Please review the instructions below. Please provide a google email address to me, so I can send out your videos.
If you do not have a google acct you will need to sign up for one. Please use this link: https://accounts.google.com/signupwithoutgmail.
Google accounts don't have to use Gmail addresses. A Google account is simply a unified sign-in system that gives you access to Google products, including Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. You can associate any email address with a Google account. Regards,
Ms. Branch
FOIA Specialist
300 Indiana Avenue N.W. Room 4153
Washington, DC 20001

From: Curtis Waltman

Hello Ms Branch,

I am very glad to hear this news. Thank you for your work on my request! At the bottom of this email there should be a link where you can upload the video files to our website. If that does not work please let me know and I can provide you with my MuckRock office email address which uses a gmail server set up. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Mr. Waltman,

Attached find 8 videos responsive to your Body Worn Camera (BWC) request.

Regards,
Ms. Branch
FOIA Specialist

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Mr. Waltman,

Here are the remaining three (3) videos pertaining to your Body Worn Camera (BWC) request. Five (5) videos were sent in the first email .

Ms. Branch
FOIA Specialist

From: Branch, Tara (MPD)

Mr. Waltman,

The videos were sent to your email through Google drive and uploaded to the link you provided below.
Regards,
Ms. Branch

From: Branch, Tara (MPD)

Hello Mr. Waltman,

Please note that we always post third party requests to YouTube. In addition, we have already sent you the video footage referenced above by email and they have been posted to your website as a courtesy.

Here is the link to the YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNsXnWmZqo1QFQEvSRfudFA-HQniwFm-Y
Regards,
Ms. Branch

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