Texas Police Department Amazon Rekognition (Houston Police Department)

Mack DeGeurin filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
Multi Request Texas Police Department Amazon Rekognition
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From: Mack DeGeurin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all records, contracts, or communication records referencing the purchase or implementation of Amazon Inc.'s facial recognition software. Amazon's facial recognition technology in question is known as "Rekognition." I am a member of the news media and request a waiver of fees for this request.

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.


Mack DeGeurin

From: Houston Police Department

Still processing.

From: Houston Police Department

Dear Mack DeGeurin,

First, I would like to apologize for not providing a response earlier as our original response was unfortunately saved as a draft instead being sent.

The Open Records Unit was able to confirm that the Houston Police Department has no responsive documents with regards to your request. We sincerely apologize for the delay in providing you with a final determination of your request.


Joe Richard Zapata, Administrative Supervisor
Houston Police Department
Office of Public Affairs / Open Records Unit
(713) 308-3264 (Direct)
(713) 308-3260 (Fax)