ProPublica: Hate Crimes Training

Rohan Naik filed this request with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission of Washington.


From: Rohan Naik

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all training materials regarding hate crimes or bias crimes used to educate or train would-be police officers who attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course at the Law Enforcement Academy. My request covers any written, visual, or digital materials used for this instruction.

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.


Rohan Naik

From: Sonja Peterson

We are in receipt of your request; we are searching and gathering records. We will produce at least a first installment of records by August 31, 2017.

Sonja Peterson
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From: Sonja Peterson

Please see my response below. We plan to have a first installment to you on or around August 31, 2017.

From: Sonja Peterson

Mr. Naik,

I am finalizing the records responsive to your request. A few records provided are tests and or answer keys, which are exempt as per RCW 42.56.250(1). Are you willing to exclude tests questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used to administer a license, employment, or academic examination?


From: Rohan Naik

Hi Sonja,

Yes, that's fine. I look forward to receiving the records, and much thanks for your help.


From: Sonja Peterson

Mr. Naik,

The responsive records can be viewed and downloaded using the below link:

You agreed to exclude testing materials as per RCW 42.56.250(1). Should you have any issues accessing the records, please let me know.

We consider this request fulfilled and closed. Should you need anything else, please let us know at<>.

Sonja (Hirsch) Peterson
Human Resources Manager, Public Records Officer, and Hearing Coordinator
Criminal Justice Training Commission

Direct line: 206/835-7356

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