Local protest policies and surveillance - Oakland, CA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Alameda County Sheriff Department of Alameda County, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period

• December 6th, 2014

and

• July 5th, 2016 - July 6th, 2016

and

• July 20th, 2016 - July 22nd, 2016

and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.

→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.

→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materials
regarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.

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 there are fees, 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Wichman, Paula C., Sheriff

Good Afternoon Mr. Lipton,

Pursuant to California Government Code section 6253(c), we write in response to the inquiry that you made to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office under the California Public Records Act, which we received on August 11, 2016. We note that the Requests are limited only to records in our custody and control.

Please note that we will not produce documents that are privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure pursuant to California Government Code section 6254(k).

No preliminary drafts or memorandum not normally kept in the ordinary course of business will be produced pursuant to California Government Code section 6254(a).

We will not produce documents that are subject to copyright protections, contain trade secrets and/or proprietary and/or confidential information. See California Government Code sections 6253.9, 6254(k), 6254.9; California Evidence Code section 1060.

In addition, no documents or records will be produced to the extent such a production would violate California Penal Code §§ 11076, 13072.

Furthermore, as we review documents potentially responsive to your request, we may discover other applicable privileges and/or exemptions under Government Code sections 6254, 6255, 6256 or other applicable laws, and ACSO reserves all rights to assert those at any time.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of locating documents for your request. After review, we will have a cost estimate for you (if any), and upon receipt of payment from you (if any), we will produce these materials. If deemed necessary, we may have to produce on a rolling basis.

Please note that the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office does not own a program designed to access information from social media or for network investigative software.

Kind regards,

Paula

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office - Internal Affairs
Paula Wichman - Sheriff's Technician
1401 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
office: 510.208.9805|fax: 510.208.9803|qic: 26008
https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/

From: Wichman, Paula C., Sheriff

Hello Mr. Lipton,

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has located nothing more in response to the remaining questions in your Request. We do not have any record of our deputies or drone being deployed in Oakland on the dates in question.
We do not have IMSI or any other investigative software.
Best regards,

Paula

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office - Internal Affairs
Paula Wichman - Sheriff's Technician
1401 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
office: 510.208.9805|fax: 510.208.9803|qic: 26008
https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/

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