FinFisher (Los Angeles Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Documents on the following:
-Any contracts, purchase orders, or other financial documentation produced from the acquisition of FinFisher (also known as FinSpy) made by Lench IT solutions PLC
-Policies governing the use of FinFisher
-Any available documentation about when and how FinFisher is used
-Documentation about any oversight of the use of FinFisher

FinFisher is an electronic surveillance tool used to remotely monitor suspects phones. The following article by Citizen Lab lists the United States as operating FinFisher technology.

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Discovery

Good Morning,

Recently there has been some delays with turnaround requests. The expected time frame is 6-8 weeks. I will forward this email to a supervisor and let them know you have questions and concerns with your request since Dec. 29th.

Thank you for your continuous patience.

Discovery, Legal Affairs LAPD

From: Mary Taylor

Mr. Waltman:

This email is in response to your request for public records. Please see the attachment.

Thank you.

Mary Taylor
Management Analyst II
Los Angeles Police Department
LAD - Discovery Section
Office: (213) 978-2112
Fax: (213) 978-2080

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Los Angeles Police Department

Dear Mr. Curtis Waltman:

This correspondence is regarding your request for information pertaining to Finfisher. The request was made February 9, 2017 Please see attached.


Shavonne Robinson
Management Aide
Los Angeles Police Department
Legal Affairs Division
Discovery Section - CPRA Unit
200 N. Spring Street, 19th Floor | Los Angeles, CA 90012
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