Anne Arundel County - John Leopold's Secret Surveillance Network

Carlton Purvis filed this request with the County Executive's Office of Anne Arundel County, MD.


From: Carlton Purvis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I herby request the following records:

A full copy of all contracts, written agreements, purchase orders, and related documents between Anne Arundel County and contractors related the county’s surveillance camera network overseen by former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.

Please be sure to include a copies of the city's original request(s) for proposal for the project(s), a record of all bids, and the original grant award letter from the Department of Homeland Security.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 30 business days, as the statute requires.


Carlton Purvis


The following attachment relates to the below request.


From: Dave Abrams

Dear Mr. Purvis,
Please find the attached letter and documents responsive to your request.