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Responding to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple’s request for aid, nearly 40 police and sheriff’s departments flocked to Standing Rock to participate in crowd control around the #NoDAPL protests. Recently released emails show that many relished the opportunity to test out the equipment and tactics that would be most effective in quelling future unrest in their own states.
Florida police records shows extensive use of cellular surveillance - without ever mentioning Stingrays
In May of 2014 the Florida ACLU filed a FOIA request to Sarasota PD for their documents on Stingrays. However, just days before the ACLU was due to inspect the documents, the United States Marshals Service swooped into Sarasota and rushed off with almost all of SPD’s Stingray records. We say almost, because this strange collection of records that SPD recently gave us is evidently is everything the Marshals missed.
In perhaps the most compelling response to our cell site simulator census yet, the Sunrise Police Department in Florida has informed us that for just south of $13,000, we can get our hands on 13,915 emails and other electronic records of the controversial devices - the largest trove we’ve yet seen.
Rochester Police Department in New York responded to our Cell Site Simulator Census with a rare look into the pricing and packaging of the cellphone surveillance tech: a completely unredacted quote list of Harris Corporation products.
As part of a nationwide FOIA census for cell site simulator surveillance devices, the Virginia State Police responded with new documents detailing their acquisition and use of the DRT 1183C, commonly referred to as a DRTbox. Included in the release is the utilization log, detailing the 12 times that the VSP have used this equipment since May 2015.
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|DOJ IG Rule 41 Reports||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General||United States of America|
|Spokeo Complaints||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Federal Trade Commission||United States of America|
|TK Potable, Pittsburgh Tank and Tower, and the Death of David Scott (OSHA)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region I: Boston||United States of America|
|Standing Rock #NoDAPL Protests Records (North Dakota ITD)||No Responsive Documents||Information Technology Department||North Dakota|
|Emergency Management Assistance Compact for Standing Rock NoDAPL Protests (Indiana Department of Homeland Security)||Awaiting Response||Indiana Department of Homeland Security||Indiana|