TASER and Axon Body camera records (Duluth Police Department)

Jay Cassano filed this request with the Duluth Police Department of Duluth, MN.
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From: Jay Cassano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

All records pertaining to TASER International, Axon body cameras, and Evidence.com. This includes but is not limited to: communications, contracts, invoices, presentations, marketing materials received, training manuals, and usage policies.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Jay Cassano

From: noreplydpd

Thank you for contacting the Duluth Police Department. This e-mail address is not monitored 24 hours a day. If this is an emergency, you need to have an officer respond to your location, or if you need to file a police report of any kind, please call 911.

If you need a copy of a police report, please contact our records division at policerecords@duluthmn.gov<mailto:policerecords@duluthmn.gov> or call 218-730-5590.

We will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible.

From: Mike Ceynowa

Hi Jay,
We have received your request. As soon as I have a cost estimate for your request I will respond back to you with that and with when we will have it ready for you.
Lt. Mike Ceynowa

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From: Terri Lehr

Dear Mr. Cassano:

I have been assigned to assist with your data request, below, which was submitted to the Duluth Police Department.

With regard to your question on fees, please be advised that the City of Duluth charges 25 cents a page for the first 100 pages of black and white documents. For copies of other data (e.g. more than 100 paper copies, data stored electronically, etc.) the City may charge the actual cost for an employee to search for and retrieve the data, and to make paper copies or to print copies of electronically stored data. The City charges $35.00 per hour after the first 15 minutes.

We are uncertain about a couple of issues and are requesting clarification of your request. First, you have not indicated a time period for the data that you seek. In other words, do you seek data collected within the current month, current year, or something else? Second, we seek clarification regarding your request for communications. Are you referring to communications received by the City from the identified entity-Taser International? Please provide further explanation.

The City is entitled to a reasonable amount of time in which to respond to your request. Not surprisingly, the amount of time required will depend, in part, upon the scope and breadth of your request. The longer the time period and the more data you seek, the longer it will take to search for and retrieve the data.

Please direct your clarifications, in writing, to my attention.

Thank you.

Terri L. Lehr
Assistant City Attorney
411 W. 1st Street
410 City Hall
Duluth, MN 55802

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