StarChase Tracking Device Logs (Los Angeles Police Department)

Sanjin, Open Source Fellow filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
Tracking #

19-6475

Multi Request StarChase Tracking Device Logs
Status
Completed

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From: Sanjin, Open Source Fellow


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking records sufficient to show the following:
-any usage or maintenance logs or records of usage, or deployment logs pertaining to the StarChase or sufficiently similar GPS tracking device used by the police department between the dates of February 2017 and September 1st, 2019
-contracts for the StarChase GPS trackers
-manuals for the use of the technology
-internal policies related to the deployment of the technology
-data sharing policies related to the collection of GPS information
-the list of officers that are trained in the deployment of the technology including Name, Badge number, and rank.

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,

John Anderson

From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Your first City of Los Angeles record request (request number #19-6475) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #19-6475.

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-6475:

Dear Requester:

We have reviewed your California Public Records Act request. 

Please be advised that, pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), we have found that “unusual circumstances” exist with respect to the request due to the need to search for, collect, and review the requested records from other Department entities which are separate from the office processing the request.  Therefore, our staff will require the statutory fourteen days extension of time in which to respond.  A determination concerning your request will be made as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, simply respond to this email. 

Respectfully,

LAPD Discovery Section CPRA Unit

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-6475:

Dear Requester:

 

We have reviewed your request for “…records sufficient to show the following:

 

-any usage or maintenance logs or records of usage, or deployment logs pertaining to the StarChase or sufficiently similar GPS tracking device used by the police department between the dates of February 2017 and September 1st, 2019

-contracts for the StarChase GPS trackers

-manuals for the use of the technology

-internal policies related to the deployment of the technology

-data sharing policies related to the collection of GPS information

-the list of officers that are trained in the deployment of the technology including Name, Badge number, and rank.”

 

Your request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (“the Act”). The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act.  It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted in order to maximize citizen access to the workings of government.  The Act does not mandate disclosure of all documents within the government’s possession.  Rather, by specific exemption and reference to other statutes, the Act recognizes that there are boundaries where the public’s right to access must be balanced against such weighty considerations as the right of privacy, a right of constitutional dimension under California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1.  The law also exempts from disclosure records that are privileged or confidential or otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255.

 

The Department has conducted a search for records responsive to your request and responds as follows:

 

Item No. 1- The Department does not use StarChase or sufficiently similar GPS tracking device, therefore, does not have any responsive records for “any usage or maintenance logs or records of usage, or deployment logs pertaining to the StarChase or sufficiently similar GPS tracking device used by the police department between the dates of February 2017 and September 1st, 2019.”

 

Item No. 2- The Department has no records responsive to the request for contracts for the StarChase GPS trackers. Please see response to Item #1.

 

Item No. 3- The Department has no records responsive to the request for manuals for the use of the technology. Please see response to Item #1.

 

Item No. 4-We are providing you with the following general documents related to GPS in  response to internal policies related to the deployment of the technology:

-PROFESSIONAL STANDARD BUREAU-NOTICE 13.5- GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWS OF MPV WITH ENABLED GPS DATA-May 14, 2018

-ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2- SEARCH WARRANT AND PROBABLE CAUSE ARREST WARRANT PROCEDURES – REVISED- February 22, 2012

-CHIEF OF DETECTIVES- NOTICE 8.4-CELLULAR TELEPHONE TRACKING REQUESTS- October 16, 2012

-OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE- NOTICE 14.5- OBTAINING A SEARCH WARRANT FOR THE INSTALLATION AND MONITORING OF GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM DEVICES- February 22, 2012

-OFFICE OF OPERATIONS- OPERATIONS NOTICE NO.5- DEPARTMENT ACCESS TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION PAROLEE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM THROUGH REAL-TIME ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL RESPONSE DIVISION- July 23, 2007

Item No. 5-Please see response to Item No. 4, regarding the request for data sharing policies related to the collection of GPS information.

 

Item No. 6- The Department has no records responsive for the list of officers that are trained in the deployment of the technology including Name, Badge number, and rank . Please see response to Item #1.

 

If you have any questions, please respond to this email.

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

 

 

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Documents have been released to you for record request #19-6475:

* Chief of Detectives Notice 2012.pdf

* GPS Notice.pdf

* OCOP Notice 2012.pdf

* Operations Notice 5 2007.pdf

* 19-6475 GPS.pdf

* 19-6475 Admin Order 2.pdf

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Record request #19-6475 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Provided responsive records.

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Documents have been released for record request #19-6475:

* Chief of Detectives Notice 2012.pdf

* GPS Notice.pdf

* OCOP Notice 2012.pdf

* Operations Notice 5 2007.pdf

* 19-6475 GPS.pdf

* 19-6475 Admin Order 2.pdf

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Record request #19-6475 has been published and is now available for public view.

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