Contracts and Use of Cellebrite (Boston Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
Due Jan. 7, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Documents that pertain to the following:
-Contracts, purchase orders, and other financial documentation of business with the Israeli company Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization
-Any documentation on any time BPD has used Cellebrite
-Any existing policies or internal directives governing the use Cellebrite products by BPD personnel

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

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Media Relations

January 03, 2017

Curtis Waltman
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Pursuant to G. L. c. 66, § 10 (b), this correspondence is to confirm

receipt of your request for documents that are potentially in the
possession, custody or control of the Boston Police Department.
Specifically, you have requested:

-Contracts, purchase orders, and other financial documentation of business
with the Israeli company Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization
-Any documentation on any time BPD has used Cellebrite
-Any existing policies or internal directives governing the use Cellebrite
products by BPD personnel

We will contact you as soon as possible with our findings, and will send

you a cost estimate for your requested materials if fulfilling the request
is expected to exceed $10.00, per 950 C.M.R. 32.06(1); 950 C.M.R. 32.03;
M.G.L. c 66 § 10(a).

Please be advised that we research each request in the order it was
received, and it may take longer than ten days to be fulfilled. If your
request requires a substantial amount of research, reviewing and redacting,
fulfilling the request will take a significant amount of time. Please plan
accordingly.

Thank you,

Office of Media Relations
Boston Police Department
617-343-3520 <(617)%20343-3520>
www.bpdnews.com

From: Media Relations

Mr Waltman,

We are seeking additional information to process this request.
Specifically, when you ask for 'Any documentation on any time BPD has used
Cellebrite' assuming we have documents responsive to this, is there a date
range that could assist in narrowing your request?

Please let us know as soon as possible so we can process this request.
Thanks

Lt McCarthy

From: Curtis Waltman

Hello Lt. McCarthy,
A date range of 1/1/2008 to the date this request filed on would be preferable. If that is too big a window, let me know and I will work to further narrow the scope of my request. I appreciate your work on my request.
Best,
Curtis Waltman

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