Contracts and Emails with Grayshift (Memphis Police Department)

Joseph Cox filed this request with the Memphis Police Department of Memphis, TN.
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From: Joseph Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

### Background ###

Grayshift is a company providing law enforcement agencies with access to smartphones. A widely circulated media report on the company can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/05/apple-iphone-x-graykey-hack/#52fb6a432950

### Request ###

I hereby request the following records:

- All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift.
- All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st September 2016 to the present.
- All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st September 2016 to the present.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joseph Cox

From: Memphis Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Memphis Police Department

Cox :

We have received your request for a public record. It is our goal to respond to these requests as soon as possible or within 5 business days. However, please note that certain requests may take longer to process due to the size of the records requested or current request volumes. Your request has been given the following reference number W007830-031418 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested: March 13, 2018To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:- All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift.- All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st September 2016 to the present.- All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st September 2016 to the present.In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.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 7 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Joseph CoxFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

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03/14/2018

Joseph Cox
411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144-2516

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 3/13/2018, Reference # W007830-031418

Dear Cox ,

The City received a public records request from you on 3/13/2018. Your request mentioned “March 13, 2018 To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
- All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift.
- All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st September 2016 to the present.
- All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st September 2016 to the present.
In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.
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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Joseph Cox
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com”

The City has reviewed your request and has determined that the records requested are exempt from disclosure for the following reasons: Per the law in Tennessee at T.C.A. 10-7-503(a)(2)(A), municipal records will "be open for personal inspection by any citizen of this state...." [Emphasis added]. It appears from your contact information that you are not a Tennessee resident therefore this request is denied due to lack of residency.
This completes your public records request with the City of Memphis.

Sincerely,

Public Records Office
City of Memphis

From: Memphis Police Department

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