Taser and Body Camera Use and Data Retention Policies

Mike Davis filed this request with the Los Angeles School Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
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From: Mike Davis


To Whom It May Concern:

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

This FOIA request seeks any offical policy provided to law enforcement personelle for the use, deployment and maintenance of body camera footage as well as non-lethal weapons usage and deployment logs (audit trail and media).

While we fully expect there to be written policy on record, your department may use a "taser" or "axon" branded system which has the following configuration settings which we also request
as this effectively embodies policy in configuration form:
Pre-Event Buffering
Quality Settings
Camera Audio Recording:
Stealth and Indicator Lights
Recording Status with Front Camera Light
Watermark
Bookmark While Recording
Toggle Camera Audio Recording
Pre-Event Mode Buffering Audio Recording
Axon Signal
Axon View Pairing
Offline Configuration

In the event that a different camera and or non-lethal weapons audit management system is in use, this request is for a sanitized version of thats systems configuration.

I am requesting a waiver of all fees under 5 U.S.C. Section 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). The information I seek is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest.

I believe I meet the criteria for a fee waiver recognized by the U.S. Justice Department - in its policy guidance of April 1987 - and by the federal courts, See Project on Military Procurement v. Department of the Navy, 710 F. Supp. 362 363, 365 (D.C.D. 1989).

Also, the information sought has informative value, or potential for contribution to public understanding. Please note the decision in Elizabeth Eudey v. Central Intelligence Agency, 478 F. Supp. 1175 1176 (D.C.D. 1979) (even a single document has the potential for contributing to public understanding). I plan to disseminate this information to the public at large though muckrock.com and other open sourced
publications.

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,

Mike Davis

From: Los Angeles School Police Department

Attached is an acknowledgement letter re. your PRA request, thank you.

PRA Unit
Office of the General Counsel
333 S. Beaudry Avenue - 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Email: pra@lausd.net<mailto:pra@lausd.net>
Phone: 213.241.3075

From: Los Angeles School Police Department

Attn: Mike Davis -

Pursuant to your email dated April 17, 2018, L.A. School Police does not deploy body cameras or tasers.

Maritza Sandoval, Senior Paralegal
LAUSD, Office of the General Counsel
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 20th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
Phone: (213) 241-3793
Fax: (213) 241-8444
E-mail: maritza.sandoval@lausd.net<mailto:maritza.sandoval@lausd.net>
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From: Mike Davis

To whom it may concern,

I appreciate the follow up and understand that you do not deploy body cameras and understand that there would be no responsive documents with regard to those; but to be clear my FOIA request was more a bit broader, I /believe/ LAUSD does use non-lethal weapons commonly referred to as "tasers"; this FOIA also seeks a response on any data retention policy that may exist for these devices as well..

for example, if a "taser" is deployed the device keeps an log of the event time and duration, this FOIA seeks any policy that may govern the retention of that data as well.

thank you for your timley response!

From: Los Angeles School Police Department

In response to your email, the District does not use tasers.

Maritza Sandoval, Senior Paralegal
LAUSD, Office of the General Counsel
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 20th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
Phone: (213) 241-3793
Fax: (213) 241-8444
E-mail: maritza.sandoval@lausd.net<mailto:maritza.sandoval@lausd.net>
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