Information about Bell OH-58C Helicopter

Jacob Appelbaum filed this request with the Detroit Police Department of Detroit, MI.
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Est. Completion June 30, 2020
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From: Jacob Appelbaum

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the Bell OH-58C helicopter as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has serial number 70-15129 and holds registration N513PD. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of A66DDD in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, maintenance records, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.

Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights for the city of Detroit over the last week with a focus on the month of May and June where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over demonstrations at an altitude of 1,450 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

This information is part of a journalistic research project involving the Seattle Privacy Coalition.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Jacob Appelbaum

From: Detroit Police Department

Please read the attached information.

Angela T. Jones
Legal Secretary - FOIA
City of Detroit Law Department
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-237-2693

Please send all FOIA Requests to<> ONLY.

From: Detroit Police Department


Please reference the letter you previously received and direct your inquiry to the paralegal or attorney that was assigned to handle your FOIA request. That person's information was provided in the letter that you were sent for your convenience. I am working from home due to Covid-19 and I don't have access to any records or their turnaround time as a result.

Have a great day,

Angela T. Jones
Angela T. Jones
Legal Secretary
City of Detroit Law Department
Phone: 313-237-2693
Email address:<>

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm following up on the following Michigan Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 8, 2020. You previously indicated that it would be completed on June 30, 2020. I wanted to let you know that I am still interested in the following documents, and to see if that date was still accurate. You had assigned it reference number #A20-08215.

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

From: Detroit Police Department

Please see the attached response to the above-referenced FOIA request

** Attached file(s):
Signed Deposit (Search) A20-08215.pdf
FIF A20-08215.pdf
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Amanda Kelly
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Detroit-Law Dept.
Freedom of Information Act Section (FOIA) Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: (313) 237-6673

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