Facial Recognition Systems (Albuquerque Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Albuquerque Police Department of Albuquerque, NM .
Tracking #

19-6349

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

Hello,
Your request has been received and entered as 19-6349. For future records requests please go to the following website to submit your request:
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Thank you,

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Stephanie Casaus

Senior Office Assistant | Office of the City Clerk
o 505.924-3650
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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-6349:

Hello,

 

On September 19, 2019, we received your request to inspect certain records. We need additional time to respond. Although it may be sooner, it may take up to fifteen (15) calendar days to respond to your request.  

         

Original Request:

On March 31, 2017:

Subject: Inspection of Public Records Act Request: Facial Recognition Systems (Albuquerque Police Department)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Nyvia Barraza

APD IPRA Records Custodian/IPRA Supervisor

Office (505) 768-2137

 

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-6349:

Hello,, 

 

Your request is dated March 31, 2017. The City of Albuquerque received your request on September 19, 2019. Would you please advise if you are still interested in obtaining the requested records?

 

Sincerely, 

 

Nyvia Barraza

APD IPRA Records Custodian/IPRA Supervisor

Office (505) 768-2137

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-6349:

Hello:

 

I am following up with you regarding your Inspection of Public Records Act (“IPRA”) request submitted on September 19, 2019 (identified as # 19-6349).

 

It appears that you no longer desire to inspect these records. If that is the case then please send my office a written communication through Next Request #19-6349 and indicate that you no longer wish to inspect these records and you also wish to have this request closed. If you are no longer interested in reviewing the public records, then we hope you are willing to extend that courtesy.

 

Please contact my office should you wish to set up an inspection. There is no cost to inspect the records in person. If you are unable or unwilling to inspect in person, or if you would prefer copies of the non-exempt responsive records – then under the law the City “may require advance payment of the fees before making copies of public records.” NMSA 1978, § 14-2-9(C)(5). Prior to copying and mailing the records, my office will require advance payment of the copying fees ($0.50 per page) as well as the costs associated with mailing the set of documents to you. See NMSA 1978, § 14-2-9(C)(4) (“may charge the actual costs associated with transmitting copies of public records by mail”). 

 

Please respond to my office within two (2) days of this communication. If you do not response to this communication within that time and if you fail to come in to inspect the records within the next two (2) days then my office will be forced to close out your request. Even though your inactions may force my office to close this request, you are always welcome to resubmit a new request in the future. We hope you understand the predicament your inactions have placed us, we only have a finite amount of time and resources and it would be a disservice to the Citizens of Albuquerque to spend it on a request where the requester has failed to response to our communications and also failed to inspect the records made available.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Nyvia Barraza

APD Records Custodian/IPRA Supervisor

O (505) 768-2137

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-6349:

Curtis Waltman,

 

My office will now close your request identified as (Request# 19-6349). My office has communicated with you on multiple occasions. You have failed to respond to our repeated communications. As a result, my office has no choice but to close out this request. You are welcome to resubmit a new request in the future. Thank you for your anticipated understanding.

 

This request is now closed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nyvia Barraza

APD IPRA Records Custodian/IPRA Supervisor

Office (505) 768-2137

 

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From: Albuquerque Police Department

City of Albuquerque

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Hi there

Record request #19-6349 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Curtis Waltman,

 

My office will now close your request identified as (Request# 19-6349). My office has communicated with you on multiple occasions. You have failed to respond to our repeated communications. As a result, my office has no choice but to close out this request. You are welcome to resubmit a new request in the future. Thank you for your anticipated understanding.

 

This request is now closed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nyvia Barraza

APD IPRA Records Custodian/IPRA Supervisor

Office (505) 768-2137

 

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