Del of Auth (Houston Police Department)

Winter Calvert filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX .
Tracking #

P004472-120220

Multi Request Del of Auth
Est. Completion None
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From: Winter Calvert


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting a copy of the log files, which document the use of Stingray-type, IMSI catchers, in Houston & Harris County. The period of time for this request is 1 January 2011 to 1 October 2020.
Please also provide:
1) The number of IMSI catchers owned by the organization.
2) The total number of times the devices were used.
3) The total number of people that were targeted for collection of data.
4) The number of times that a search warrant was requested.

I am not requesting any personally identifying information, only numbers.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Winter Calvert

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Winter Calvert:

Thank you for your interest in public records of Houston Police Department. 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 in this office on 12/2/2020 and given the reference number P004472-120220 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting a copy of the log files, which document the use of Stingray-type, IMSI catchers, in Houston & Harris County. The period of time for this request is 1 January 2011 to 1 October 2020.

Please also provide:

1) The number of IMSI catchers owned by the organization.

2) The total number of times the devices were used.

3) The total number of people that were targeted for collection of data.

4) The number of times that a search warrant was requested.

I am not requesting any personally identifying information, only numbers.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Winter Calvert

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From: Houston Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of December 02, 2020, Reference # P004472-120220. Dear Winter Calvert, The Houston Police Department received a public information request from you on December 02, 2020. Your request mentioned: “To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting a copy of the log files, which document the use of Stingray-type, IMSI catchers, in Houston & Harris County. The period of time for this request is 1 January 2011 to 1 October 2020.
Please also provide:
1) The number of IMSI catchers owned by the organization.
2) The total number of times the devices were used.
3) The total number of people that were targeted for collection of data.
4) The number of times that a search warrant was requested.

I am not requesting any personally identifying information, only numbers.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Winter Calvert

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