Shotspotter data (Birmingham Police Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Birmingham Police Department of Birmingham, AL.
Multi Request Shotspotter data
Est. Completion None
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) A list, database, or comparable record of every alert that has been generated by the department's Shotspotter technology since January 1, 2016. The list/database should include, where possible, the date, time, location (address or latitude+longitude coordinates), single or multiple shot distinction, whether the shots were confirmed, and associated case number for each alert.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the fees, including the hourly wage of each employ involved and an explanation justifying the employee hours required to fulfill the request.

Should you choose to reject this request or redact portions of it, I ask that you provide a detailed breakdown of the statutory exemptions and associated case law underlying your decision to withhold each/any portions from public review.

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.

Please note I am a citizen of Alabama and I am using MuckRock's services to manage my request.


Cassie Morgenstern

From: Birmingham Police Department

Thank you for your inquiry.

Please refer to our public records request page:

Pursuant to the ยง36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, Inspection and Copying of Records, "Every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute."

The fee schedule to obtain copies of records and/or to inspect records and the statement of general public records policy are incorporated and attached to the request page.

Please read carefully and acknowledge before submitting your records requests.

Thank you.

Rick Journey
Director of Communications
Office of Public Information | City of Birmingham

205-254-2823<tel:205-254-2823> | 205-478-4927<tel:205-478-4927>
710 20th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203