Mobile Biometric Technologies (Albuquerque Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Albuquerque Police Department of Albuquerque, NM.
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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: Garza, Jacqueline M.

Mr. Morisy,

This email will acknowledge receipt of your public records request dated August 8, 2015. Please be advised we are reviewing your request to determine what public records are responsive and whether any exceptions to their production apply. We will continue our review and contact you prior to the expiration of fifteen (15) days from the receipt of your request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Please note: providing a case number with your request will help expedite the retrieval and provision of the requested material.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Kind regards,

Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian
Javier Urban
Acting APD Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137
Cell (505-917-6534
apdipra@cabq.gov<mailto:apdipra@cabq.gov>

From: Garza, Jacqueline M.

Dear Mr. Morisy,

This correspondence concerns your IPRA request dated August 8, 2015, in which you requested to inspect the following:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

Please be advised upon further review of your IPRA request, we have determined your request is “excessively burdensome and broad,” and the department respectfully requests an “additional reasonable period of time” to complete our continuing search, and potentially necessary review and redaction of privileged and exempted content. See NMSA 1978, § 14-2-10. I will promptly contact you via email as soon as those documents become available for pick up or inspection.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian
Javier Urban
Acting APD Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137
Cell (505-917-6534
apdipra@cabq.gov<mailto:apdipra@cabq.gov>

From: Garza, Jacqueline M.

Mr. Morisy,

This email will acknowledge completion of your public records request dated, 2015.

There is no responsive information available related to your request pursuant to § 14-2-1(A)(4). APD has no contract, purchasing documents or an RFP for mobile biometric technology equipment.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Kind regards,

Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian
Javier Urban
Acting APD Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137
Cell (505-917-6534
apdipra@cabq.gov<mailto:apdipra@cabq.gov>

From: Michael Morisy

Dear Mr. Urban,

Could you please do your search for records again? According to this document, APD is using facial recognition as part of it's mobile ID project:

https://www.cabq.gov/police/documents/albuquerque-police-department-monthly-report-august-2015.pdf

"In August, the Real Time Crime Center began piloting a facial recognition system designed to enhance images and will have the ability to perform fast and accurate facial searches based on photos and videos provided. The facial recognition system will assist with linking a crime to a suspect by matching facial images, Mobile ID checks in the field, background checks, and searches for missing and wanted persons. The Real Time Crime Center will have access to more than 200,000 booking photos to assist with facial searches."

Records related to this program would be responsive to our public records request.

From: Garza, Jacqueline M.

APD IPRA

From: Garza, Jacqueline M.

Mr. Morisy,

This email will acknowledge receipt of your public records request dated April 19, 2016. Please be advised we are reviewing your request to determine what public records are responsive and whether any exceptions to their production apply. We will continue our review and contact you prior to the expiration of fifteen (15) days from the receipt of your request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Please note: providing a case number with your request will help expedite the retrieval and provision of the requested material.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Kind regards,

Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian
Javier Urban
Acting APD Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137
Cell (505-917-6534
apdipra@cabq.gov<mailto:apdipra@cabq.gov>

From: Garza, Jacqueline M.

Dear Mr. Morisy,

This correspondence concerns your IPRA request dated April 19, 2016, in which you requested to inspect the following:

Request on string of emails below.

Please be advised upon further review of your IPRA request, we have determined your request is “excessively burdensome and broad,” and the department respectfully requests an “additional reasonable period of time” to complete our continuing search, and potentially necessary review and redaction of privileged and exempted content. See NMSA 1978, § 14-2-10. I will promptly contact you via email as soon as those documents become available for pick up or inspection.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian

Javier Urban

Acting APD Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor

400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102

Office (505) 768-2137

Cell (505-917-6534

apdipra@cabq.gov<mailto:apdipra@cabq.gov>

From: Urban, Javier F.

Good morning Mr. Morisy. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience. I was waiting on a response from our Real Time Crime Center in regards to your request. I was provided the following response:

The referenced story was in regards to a pilot program that was suspended early into the trial period. There are no records pertaining to this request.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist any further. Thank you.

Javier Urban

Acting Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor

Imaging/PIU/OSU/IPRA

505-768-2137 (Desk)

505-917-6534 (Cell)

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