Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Baton Rouge Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Baton Rouge Police Department of Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge, LA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox". including:
-Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers
-Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology
-policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Public Records Request

Good afternoon, Mr. Waltman,

Your attached public records request below has been received and is being forwarded to the Baton Rouge Police Department for processing.

I am copying the BRPD Legal Advisor, Brandi Lawrence, on this email as well, as she will be the person to respond and/or facilitate the collection and delivery of any responsive documents which may follow.

Ms. Lawrence will advise you of the time frame to compile and deliver information which may be released under public records law.

Best regards,


Lisa Freeman
Senior Special Assistant Parish Attorney
Office of the Parish Attorney
City-Parish of East Baton Rouge
222 St. Louis Street, Suite 902
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Post Office Box 1471
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
Telephone: 225.389.3114
Facsimile: 225.389.5554

From: Public Records Request

Dear Sir,

As per my earlier email, Ms. Lawrence at BRPD, will be addressing your records request.

She may be reached at the above email or by phone at 225-389-3809.



From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Brandi Lawrence

Mr. Waltman
I believe that I have responded to your email in the past. I cannot find any contract that we have with Harris Corporation concerning "dirtbox", " "stingray", or IMSI catchers. I wil continue to look into this. Please feel free to contact me if you need to.

Brandi C. Lawrence
Special Assistant Parish Attorney
Legal Advisor, BRPD
Telephone: (225) 389-3809
Facsimile: (225) 389-5586<>

From: Brandi Lawrence

Mr. Waltman
I cannot find a contract that we have with Harris Corporation concerning those items. I cannot find any information BRPD has regarding "stingray", "dirtbox", or IMSI catchers. I will continue to look into this.