Taser and Body Camera Use and Data Retention Policies

Mike Davis filed this request with the Buffalo Police Department of Buffalo, NY.


From: Mike Davis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Mike Davis

From: Buffalo Police Department

Good Morning

The City of Buffalo Police Department is in receipt of your Freedom of
Information Law request. Please allow this email to serve as an
acknowledgment of your request pursuant to New York State Public Officer’s
Law, Section 89, entitled Freedom of Information Law. Be advised that the
only information I have pertaining to body worn cameras is the intial draft
policy. BPD has not confirmed the company they will be using for the body
worn cameras. Additionally, BPD has not yet established a draft policy in
regards to Tasers. I believe Tasers are in the future but nothing in the
works at the moment.

(See attached file: draft policy body worn camera.docx)