CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – BODY WORN CAMERAS (Long Beach Police Department)

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project filed this request with the Long Beach Police Department of Long Beach, CA.
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P001656-122718

Multi Request CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – BODY WORN CAMERAS
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From: Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Per the California Public Records Act (Govt. Code 6250-6270), I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period January 1, 2015 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Body Worn Cameras owned by this department or agency, including the manufacturer and whether a data storage package has been provided by the manufacturer.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Body Warn Cameras.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Body Worn Cameras including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Body Worn Cameras.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

From: Long Beach Police Department

Hello,
Please see the below information and the attached documents in response to your public records request. 1) Number, if any, of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's or drones) owned by this department or agency.
The Long Beach Police Department owns (4) UAVs total.  (1) DJJ M100, (2) DJJ P4 Pros, (1) DJJ Mavic Pro. 2) Number, if any, of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's or drones) available for use by this department or agency via collaborative agreements that were utilized within the period encompassing this request. Please provide the name of the department or agency that made the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle available to this department or agency for use.
No responsive documents 3) Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Please see the attached documents. 4) Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles technology including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.
No responsive documents 5)Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles.
Regarding your request for any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department involving the use of UAV, the City interprets this request to seek any lawsuits regarding the alleged wrongful use or unlawful use of UAV by the Long Beach Police Department.  The City does not have responsive records to this request.  If you believe the City has misinterpreted your request, please notify us.

From: Long Beach Police Department

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Number, if any, of Body Worn Cameras owned by this department or agency, including the manufacturer and whether a data storage package has been provided by the manufacturer. The Long Beach Police Department does not own any body worn cameras.  The Long Beach Police Department began a 1-year pilot program with Axon on July 28, 2018.  This pilot program currently involves the deployment of 217 body worn cameras.  The cameras and associated data plan are provided at no cost to the department during the pilot program.
Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Body Warn Cameras. See attached documents. Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Body Worn Cameras including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities. Please see the following link: http://www.longbeach.gov/globalassets/police/media-library/documents/about-the-lbpd/7-8-body-worn-camera-policy
Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Body Worn Cameras. Regarding your request for any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department involving the use of body worn cameras, the City interprets this request to seek any lawsuits regarding the alleged unlawful use of body worn cameras by the Long Beach Police Department.  The City does not have responsive records to this request.  If you believe the City has misinterpreted your request, please notify us.

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