Freedom of Information – Suppression of Evidence – Redmond WA (Part 12)

from: Angela G. Summerfield
to: B Woods
cc: Michelle Hart
date: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 8:57 AM
subject: RE: Status Request – Dec #24

Angela G. Summerfield

Aug 12

to me, Michelle

All responsive records were provided March 19, 2015, at which time the request was concluded.

From: B Woods [mailto:brent.a.woods@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 7:52 PM
To: Angela G. Summerfield; Michelle Hart
Subject: Status Request

Ms. Summerfield,

The following is from a public records request submitted to your mayor in December

I am seeking the names and arrest records of any citizen arrested outside the City of Redmond’s jurisdiction as it relates to this issue of sustained record of dishonesty and the requirement to provide all exculpatory evidence as required by law.

The City of Redmond has not provided these records. I asked in December. I will be needing all of these records by August 31st, 2015. This has been a reasonable amount of time for these records. And I wish to notify you that these records have not been provided and this request has not been fulfilled in a reasonable amount of time, as per RCW 42.56.

What is the status of this request at this time? The City of Redmond is notified to provide all identifiable records as per request.

brent woods

from: B Woods
to: “Angela G. Summerfield” ,
ali.spietz@mercergov.org,
Michelle Hart
date: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM
subject: Re: Status Request – Dec #24
mailed-by: gmail.com

B Woods

Aug 12

to ali.spietz, Angela, Michelle
The City of Redmond did not provide all identifiable records and is not in compliance with RCW 42.56.

Mercer Island is but one example.
Not only that but failure to provide all exculpatory evidence to all defendants in the court of law, and that includes Mercer Island and any other jurisdiction beyond Redmond’s authority that the City of Redmond is failing to provide.

You have been notified that Redmond is not in compliance with RCW 42.56. And Redmond did not fulfill my request as per law, not at all, and certainly not in a reasonable amount of time.

2002 to 2013 is a big gap of time. I think anybody will agree with that statement. I will be looking into if this is suppression of evidence or malfeasance. More so, that defendants are entitled due process of law. (Brady v Maryland)

brent woods

from: Michelle Hart
to: B Woods
cc: “Angela G. Summerfield”
date: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM
subject: FW: Status Request – Dec #24
mailed-by: redmond.gov

Michelle Hart

10:40 AM (1 hour ago)

to me, Angela

Brent,

With respect to your inquiry of today regarding the status of request titled “December #24”, the City of Redmond has, once again, already responded to you with the status of this request. Please see email below of August 12, 2015, noting, once again, that this request as closed on March 19, 2015, with responsive records, once again, already being provided to you. The City has no further responsive records to provide to you regarding this request, and has nothing more to input regarding this request.

Thank you and have a good day.

Michelle Hart

Michelle M. Hart, MMC

City Clerk

425.556.2190 (ph)

425.556.2198 (fx)

mhart@redmond.gov

Visit the City’s website at www.redmond.gov

from: B Woods
to: Michelle Hart ,
“Angela G. Summerfield”
date: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 11:23 AM
subject: Re: FW: Status Request – Dec #24

B Woods

11:23 AM (29 minutes ago)

to Michelle, Angela
from:Michelle Hart to:B Woods
date:Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 2:57 PMsubject:RE: Installment No. 3 and Status of Requestmailed-by:

Your inquiry with respect to the Brady cops request response has been sent to the attorney for response.

Thank you and have a good day.

Michelle

Michelle M. Hart, MMC

City Clerk

425.556.2190 (ph)

425.556.2198 (fx)

mhart@redmond.gov

Visit the City’s website at www.redmond.gov
Michelle Hart

Mar 19

to me

From: Angela G. Summerfield
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 1:15 PM
To: B Woods
Cc: ‘Police Record Requests’; ‘Michelle Hart’
Subject: City of Redmond PRR Dec #24 – 5-day letter

Hello. As you know I am an attorney for the City of Redmond, assisting the City in responding to your public records request to the City received by email, dated December 19, 2014, at 9:57AM.

In accordance with RCW 42.56.520, I am writing to provide you with an estimate of the time anticipated to comply with your request. You requested the following, and I have added designations for ease of reference.

Dec #24A. This public records request is asking for all records as it pertains to providing this exculpatory evidence [relating to Brady cop] to outside agencies, cities, or municipalities specifically outside the jurisdiction of the City of Redmond with regards to arrests and court proceedings as required by law, as well as to the defendant(s) in all arrests that resulted in charging the defendant with a crime or accusing the defense of a crime of any sort.

Response: Due to the number of pending records requests from you and others and workloads at the City, along with significant research to locate these records, the City estimates records responsive to this request, if any, will be available, in whole or in part, by the end of February, 2015.

Dec #24B. I am seeking the names and arrest records of any citizen arrested outside the City of Redmond’s jurisdiction as it relates to this issue of sustained record of dishonesty and the requirement to provide all exculpatory evidence as required by law.

Response: The City requests clarification. Are you looking for arrest records for persons arrested by the “Brady cop” outside the city limits and if any, any prosecutorial record providing notice? (Please note the City would only have records relating to the City’s prosecutor.)

Dec #24C. To clarify, I am seeking all records that prove the City of Redmond has met this requirement in working beyond the jurisdiction of Redmond in law enforcement, task force activities, etc, with any agency beyond your cities jurisdiction, all which includes the arrest of citizens or testifying by your city or involvement in arrests against any citizen beyond the City of Redmond’s jurisdiction.

Response: To the extent records responsive to this request can be identified, they will be supplied in response to Dec #24A and #24B above.

Dec #24D. This request is seeking this evidence and public records be it in Mercer Island or anywhere outside the City of Redmond’s jurisdiction.

Response: Regarding Dec #24D, the City does not maintain the records of other jurisdictions, but to the extent records of other jurisdictions are maintained in City files and responsive to this public records request, those records will be provided.

The records will be provided in electronic format on CD which may be picked up at the police department, or mailed to you after payment of postage and other applicable costs and you providing the City with a mailing address. If the searches result in a limited number of records, it is possible the records may be sent via electronic mail.

Thank you for your patience as the City works toward completion of your requests.

Angela G. Summerfield | Attorney

Response: To the extent records responsive to this request can be identified, they will be supplied in response to Dec #24A and #24B above.

OK I just wanted to make sure that your claim that the request is complete is accurate, because I did not receive identifiable records as it pertains to the requirement to provide all exculpatory evidence and I want to make sure that is included in the record. Thank you for confirming definitively that no evidence exists as to the exculpatory evidence not being provided as per requirement of Constitutional Law. The fact that evidence previously existed and that it has not even been provided beyond the jurisdiction of Redmond’s authority exhibits suppression of evidence.

It is a prosecutor’s duty to provide this evidence in each and every case as it relates to your Brady Cops. This is paramount to justice. Without providing this evidence per my request this represents a misrepresentation of evidence, as it once existed, and if no responsive records exist that would reflect suppression of evidence.

Without providing responsive records and with the misrepresentation of evidence, it is not possible to affect lawful remedies under the law.

The City of Redmond’s claim of no responsive records is troubling in light of exculpatory evidence, records in general, or record keeping in general. The fact that you have no relevant records, even to the extent of legal expungement (in one incident) yet the City did not provide that information previously as it related to acts of dishonesty (and yet there are 2 officers on the Brady list, but the city only previously provided one) is a misrepresentation being the communications made to date were relevant records and those were not produced making your claim a misrepresentation or proving the City is not worthy of producing records and is stealing public funds. But it seems to me that there is evidence being withheld, as it previously existed, as Brady List would indicate, and this is central to my right to execute a remedy in law, and that whoever is responsible to produce these public records which appears instrumental to effect lawful remedies, is the one withholding those records and information, obstructing justice, as it obstructs the public’s and my property interest we have in the public interest appurtenant our lawful remedies.
Since the evidence previously existed I challenge the City of Redmond to produce all records requested (which the City claims there are no responsive records) or be challenged in the misrepresentation of it’s non existence or I will attempt to place accountability upon each person responsible for the misrepresentation.

I will be sure to let my lawmaker know how he cannot affect lawful remedies without evidence provided by the voters in his district. I will let him know how this points to a much broader problem, as seen, as it relates to fair trials, the right to question one’s accusers, or due process of law.

Thank you for confirming that this public records request is closed. That’s what I needed to hear from the City of Redmond as it seemed open ended that you may be looking for records that obviously existed at one time and were identifiable at one time, but it is clear there are no responsive records as it pertains to exculpatory evidence.

Let the record reflect this.

brent woods

redmond.gov

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