Oakland cops were livestreaming on May Day! Too bad we couldn’t watch!
So, the other day I filed a Public Records Act with request with the cops asking for their footage. Here’s their response:
Dear Mr. Beck:
This is in response to your public records request #9559, dated May 7, 2012, submitted to the Oakland Police Department asking for all archived livestream video footage recorded by the Oakland Police Department on May 1, 2012.
The Department is in the process of reviewing all video related to the Occupy Oakland activities, including May 1, 2012. Video must be reviewed and in some cases redacted. Some video may be exempt pursuant to California Government Code 6254(f) as investigation records or investigatory files related to an open and ongoing investigation. To the extent possible, the Department is working to process the video in date order.
Due to the Department’s limited staffing resources, the numerous public records requests related to Occupy Oakland, and the hundreds of hours of Occupy video to review for numerous occupy operations, it will take several months for the Department to complete your request. Video that is not exempt will be provided on or before December 31, 2012.
Oakland Police Department
Office of Inspector General
455 7th Street, 9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
I’ll post again as soon as I hear more! -Justin