Washington State Fusion Center RE: 4chan, Social Media, Chris Harper Mercer

Lukas Knight filed this request with the Fusion Center of Washington.
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From: Lukas Knight

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to the investigation of Chris Harper Mercer and his involvement in the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, especially as they pertain to his possible use of the website 4chan.org to announce his criminal intentions prior to the shooting. CNN has reported that the Douglas County Sheriff, John Hanlin, and the Douglas Country medical examiner have ruled Harper-Mercer's death a suicide as of Saturday 3 October ( http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/us/oregon-college-shooting/ ). Additionally requested is all correspondence pertaining to the surveillance of radical elements of 4chan.org in Washington State in the last five years.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Lukas Knight

From: Intake Mailbox

Mr. Knight,

Thank you for your inquiry to the Washington State Patrol. Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request (below). We anticipate it may take up to 20 days from the date of this notification to provide our response. Additional time is required due to the current volume of pending records requests, and to research this request, search for and collect existing responsive records, notify involved parties, and/or prepare records for dissemination.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in reference to PD-15-1055-0416.

Sincerely,
Gretchen Dolan, CPRO
Public Records Officer
PO Box 42631
Olympia WA 98504
(360)596-4137 ext. 11137

From: Intake Mailbox

Mr. Knight,
Thank you for your follow up. We expect to have a response to your records request within the 20 days that was proposed from the notification letter below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact in reference of PD-15-1055-0416:

Gretchen Dolan, CPRO
Public Records Officer
PO Box 42631
Olympia WA 98504
(360)596-4137 ext. 11137

Thank you.
The Washington State Fusion Center

From: Intake Mailbox

Dear Mr. Knight,

The Washington State Patrol has completed your records request for:

"Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:
All records relating to the investigation of Chris Harper Mercer and his involvement in the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, especially as they pertain to his possible use of the website 4chan.org to announce his criminal intentions prior to the shooting. CNN has reported that the Douglas County Sheriff, John Hanlin, and the Douglas County medical examiner have ruled Harper-Mercer's death a suicide as of Saturday 3 October ( http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/us/oregon-college-shooting/ ). Additionally requested is all correspondence pertaining to the surveillance of radical elements of 4chan.org in Washington State in the last five years."

Attached please find a copy of the available public record(s) you requested. Please refer to the attached redaction log for identification of information that has been redacted or withheld from these records. If you have questions, please contact me in reference to PD-15-1055-0416.

Sincerely,
Gretchen Dolan, CPRO
Public Records Officer
PO Box 42631
Olympia WA 98504
(360)596-4137 ext. 11137

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