Taser and Body Camera Use and Data Retention Policies

Mike Davis filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX .
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From: Mike Davis


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

This FOIA request seeks any offical policy provided to law enforcement personelle for the use, deployment and maintenance of body camera footage as well as non-lethal weapons usage and deployment logs (audit trail and media).

While we fully expect there to be written policy on record, your department may use a "taser" or "axon" branded system which has the following configuration settings which we also request
as this effectively embodies policy in configuration form:
Pre-Event Buffering
Quality Settings
Camera Audio Recording:
Stealth and Indicator Lights
Recording Status with Front Camera Light
Watermark
Bookmark While Recording
Toggle Camera Audio Recording
Pre-Event Mode Buffering Audio Recording
Axon Signal
Axon View Pairing
Offline Configuration

In the event that a different camera and or non-lethal weapons audit management system is in use, this request is for a sanitized version of thats systems configuration.

I am requesting a waiver of all fees under 5 U.S.C. Section 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). The information I seek is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest.

I believe I meet the criteria for a fee waiver recognized by the U.S. Justice Department - in its policy guidance of April 1987 - and by the federal courts, See Project on Military Procurement v. Department of the Navy, 710 F. Supp. 362 363, 365 (D.C.D. 1989).

Also, the information sought has informative value, or potential for contribution to public understanding. Please note the decision in Elizabeth Eudey v. Central Intelligence Agency, 478 F. Supp. 1175 1176 (D.C.D. 1979) (even a single document has the potential for contributing to public understanding). I plan to disseminate this information to the public at large though muckrock.com and other open sourced
publications.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mike Davis

From: Fort Worth Police Department

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From: Fort Worth Police Department

Dear Mike Davis:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received and given the log number W076881-092518 for tracking purposes.
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Annette Henderson Public Information Coordinator

From: Fort Worth Police Department

See the attached response to your request. I do not believe the original request you refer to that was submitted back in April was ever received.

Marsha Adams
Public Information Specialist
Fort Worth Police Department
Internal Affairs Section/Open Records Unit
(817) 392-4283
(817) 392-4403 (fax)

City of Fort Worth - Working together to build a strong community.
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From: Fort Worth Police Department

See the attached response to your request. I do not believe the original request you refer to that was submitted back in April was ever received.

Marsha Adams
Public Information Specialist
Fort Worth Police Department
Internal Affairs Section/Open Records Unit
(817) 392-4283
(817) 392-4403 (fax)

City of Fort Worth - Working together to build a strong community.
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