Mobile Biometric Technologies (Detroit Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Detroit Police Department of Detroit, MI.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Adam Lezotte

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: PUBINFO PUBINFO

Hello Mr. Adam Lezotte,

Your request is being submitted to our Law Department. To follow up on
your request please contact their office at 313-224-4550.


City of Detroit - Police Department
Media Relations
1301 Third St., 7th Floor-South
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: 313-596-2200
Fax: 313-596-1450
email:Pubinfo@detroitmi.gov

Mike Duggan, Mayor

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained Policing
excellence that places our neighborhood and people first.
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/9/2015 10:48 AM >>>

August 9, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,
I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public
interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law
enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.
Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or
mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze,
store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological
characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies
include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of
the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo
recognition. (Please see below for examples.)
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I request
the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies,
including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I
have not identified:
1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to:
purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not
limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training
materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies,
and other guidelines
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding
opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor
status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system,
misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies
In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each
of the above categories of documents individually.
In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the
following information:
- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been
collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s
database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices

- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in
the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name
and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database
These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog
over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these
issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do
so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Adam Lezotte
Examples:
Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/
Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009
Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720
Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx
Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be
returned as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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: PUBINFO PUBINFO

Good Morning,

To follow up on your request, please contact the Law Department at
313-224-4550.0 Thank you.


City of Detroit - Police Department
Media Relations
1301 Third St., 7th Floor-South
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: 313-596-2200
Fax: 313-596-1450
email:Pubinfo@detroitmi.gov

Mike Duggan, Mayor

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained Policing
excellence that places our neighborhood and people first.
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/9/2015 5:00 AM >>>

September 9, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.
---
On Aug. 25, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.
---
On Aug. 10, 2015:
Hello Mr. Adam Lezotte,

Your request is being submitted to our Law Department. To follow up on
your request please contact their office at 313-224-4550.

City of Detroit - Police Department
Media Relations
1301 Third St., 7th Floor-South
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: 313-596-2200
Fax: 313-596-1450
email:Pubinfo@detroitmi.gov

Mike Duggan, Mayor

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained Policing
excellence that places our neighborhood and people first.
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/9/2015 10:48 AM >>>
August 9, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,
I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public
interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law
enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.
Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or
mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze,
store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological
characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric
technologies
include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans
of
the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo
recognition. (Please see below for examples.)
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Informa tion Act ("FOIA"), I request
the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies,
including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies
I
have not identified:
1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to:
purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not
limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training
materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention
policies,
and other guidelines
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding
opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor
status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the
system,
misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies
In your response, I would appreciate that y ou individually address
each
of the above categories of documents individually.
In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the
following information:
- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been
collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the
agency’s
database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics
devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data
in
the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name
and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database
These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog
over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these
issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do
so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Adam Lezotte
Examples:
Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/
Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009
Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/0
7/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720
Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx
Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be
returned as undeliverable.
---
On Aug. 9, 2015:
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,
I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public
interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law
enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.
Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or
mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze,
store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological
characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies
include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of
the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo
recognition. (Please see below for examples.)
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I request
the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies,
including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I
have not identified:
1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to:
purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not
limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training
materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies,
and other guidelines
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding
opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor
status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system,
misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies
In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each
of the above categories of documents individually.
In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the
following information:
- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been
collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s
database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices

- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in
the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name
and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database
These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog
over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these
issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do
so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Adam Lezotte
Examples:
Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/
Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009
Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720
Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx
Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be
returned as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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:

Please call our Law Department at 313-224-4550 for an update.

City of Detroit - Police Department
Media Relations

1301 Third St., 7th Floor-South

Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: 313-596-2200
Fax: 313-596-1450
email:Pubinfo@detroitmi.gov

Mike Duggan, Mayor

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained Policing excellence that places our neighborhood and people first.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 10/26/2015 5:00 AM >>>

October 26, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.

---
On Oct. 9, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.

---
On Sept. 24, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.

---
On Sept. 9, 2015:
Good Morning,

To follow up on your request, please contact the Law Department at
313-224-4550.0 Thank you.

City of Detroit - Police Department
Media Relations
1301 Third St., 7th Floor-South
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: 313-596-2200
Fax: 313-596-1450
email:Pubinfo@detroitmi.gov

Mike Duggan, Mayor

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained Policing
excellence that places our neighborhood and people first.
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/9/2015 5:00 AM >>>

September 9, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.
---
On Aug. 25, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.
---
On Aug. 10, 2015:
Hello Mr. Adam Lezotte,

Your request is being submitted to our Law Department. To follow up on
your request please contact their office at 313-224-4550.

City of Detroit - Police Department
Media Relations
1301 Third St., 7th Floor-South
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Office: 313-596-2200
Fax: 313-596-1450
email:Pubinfo@detroitmi.gov

Mike Duggan, Mayor

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained Policing
excellence that places our neighborhood and people first.
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/9/2015 10:48 AM >>>
August 9, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,
I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public
interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law
enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.
Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or
mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze,
store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological
characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric
technologies
include finger print/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans
of
the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo
recognition. (Please see below for examples.)
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Informa tion Act ("FOIA"), I request
the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies,
including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies
I
have not identified:
1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to:
purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not
limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training
materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention
policies,
and other guidelines
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding
opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor
st atus/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the
system,
misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies
In your response, I would appreciate that y ou individually address
each
of the above categories of documents individually.
In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the
following information:
- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been
collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the
agency’s
database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics
devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data
in
the database and under what conditions,
- Whe ther biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name
and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database
These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog
over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these
issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do
so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Adam Lezotte
Examples:
Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/
Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009
Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/0
7/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720
Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/artic les/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx
Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be
returned as undeliverable.
---
On Aug. 9, 2015:
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,
I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public
interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law
enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.
Mobile bi ometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or
mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze,
store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological
characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies
include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of
the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo
recognition. (Please see below for examples.)
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I request
the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies,
including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I
have not identified:
1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to:
purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not
limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training
materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies,
and other guidelines
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding
opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor
status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system,
misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies
In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each
of the above categories of documents individually.
In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the
following information:
- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been
collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s
database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices

- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in
the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name
and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database
These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog
over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these
issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do
so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Adam Lezotte
Examples:
Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/
Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009
Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/0 7/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720
Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx
Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be
returned as undeliverable.

---
On Sept. 9, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.

---
On Aug. 25, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2015. 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.

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On Aug. 10, 2015:
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August 9, 2015
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Detroit Police Department,
1300 Beaubien, Room 203
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,
I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public
interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law
enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.
Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or
mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze,
store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological
characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies
include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of
the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo
recognition. (Please see below for examples.)
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Informa tion Act ("FOIA"), I request
the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies,
including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I
have not identified:
1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to:
purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not
limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training
materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies,
and other guidelines
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding
opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor
status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system,
misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies
In your response, I would appreciate that y ou individually address each
of the above categories of documents individually.
In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the
following information:
- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been
collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s
database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices

- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in
the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name
and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database
These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog
over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these
issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do
so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Adam Lezotte
Examples:
Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/
Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009
Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/0 7/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720
Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx
Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be
returned as undeliverable.

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On Aug. 9, 2015:
Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Adam Lezotte

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20280
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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