TASER and Axon Body camera records (Austin Police Department)

Jay Cassano filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
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From: Jay Cassano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records pertaining to TASER International, Axon body cameras, and Evidence.com. This includes but is not limited to: communications, contracts, invoices, presentations, marketing materials received, training manuals, and usage policies.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Jay Cassano


Dear Jay Cassano,
Thank you for your e-mail to the City of Austin. Your request is being processed.
Consistent with the Texas Public Information Act, you can expect communication from the City of Austin within 10 business days after the date the information was requested.
The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure that the information you have requested is made available to you in a timely manner. However, depending on the scope of the request and the time required to research and compile the information, should the City of Austin not be readily able to produce the information you have requested, the communication you receive may indicate items such as:
Thus, please note that the communication you can expect to receive does not necessarily mean responsive information you have requested will be available within the 10 business days.
For more information about the Public Information Act visit the City of Austin website at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records)

Thank you,
PIO Public Information Specialist

From: Herber, Jennifer

Your Public Information Request is being processed. Can you clarify for us if you are interested in information about TASER International regarding body cameras only or any TASER products? Also, can you please clarify for us a date range for the materials you are requesting?

Thank you,

[APD patch with padding with line 4]Jennifer Herber
Public Information Specialist Senior
Austin Police Department

From: Austin Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Herber, Jennifer

Hi Jay,
The last email I sent you indicated that we need clarification from you in order to proceed. I just checked my emails and I don't see that you sent that over. If you did and I'm just missing it, can you please resend? I've highlighted below what we need clarified. You should also have received a letter from our Law Department indicating that some information in regards to body cameras will need to be withheld, pending litigation. That letter was also sent to the Texas Attorney General for a ruling. If you need another copy of that letter, please let us know.

Thank you,

Jennifer Herber
Austin Police Department Public Information Office

From: Austin Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.