A local programmer and prolific public records requester has been hired by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to work on redacting and automating data release to the public.
According to The Stranger, Tim Clemans is set to begin early next month and will be paid $22.60 per hour to manage the SPD’s YouTube channel and improve its video redaction, with the goal of maximizing the amount of material that is released.
After being hired, Clemans apparently withdrew his pending public records requests, including one filed in February 2015 that asked for nearly every Washington state government e-mail ever.
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