Shotspotter data (Miami Police Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Miami Police Department of Miami, FL.
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Multi Request Shotspotter data
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) A list, database, or comparable record of every alert that has been generated by the department's Shotspotter technology since January 1, 2016. The list/database should include, where possible, the date, time, location (address or latitude+longitude coordinates), single or multiple shot distinction, whether the shots were confirmed, and associated case number for each alert.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the fees, including the hourly wage of each employ involved and an explanation justifying the employee hours required to fulfill the request.

Should you choose to reject this request or redact portions of it, I ask that you provide a detailed breakdown of the statutory exemptions and associated case law underlying your decision to withhold each/any portions from public review.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Todd Feathers

From: Miami Police Department

The Miami Police Department acknowledges the below public records request dated 4/23/2021. The City of Miami will make a reasonable effort to determine from other officers or employees within the City whether such records exist and, if so, the location at which the record can be accessed or copied or if any exemptions apply. You will be notified accordingly.

You can monitor the progress of your request under "My Requests". Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center.

From: Miami Police Department

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Good Morning,
Please see the listed response to your request. You will need to contact ShotSpotter at 1-888-274-6877 or email (
ANY INFORMATION RELATED TO SHOTSPOTTER WILL NEED TO BE REQUESTED TO SHOTSPOTTER BY THE REQUESTOR. 42875 5/4/2021 Yamil Herrera 5/4/2021 3:36:00 PM Yamil Herrera 5/4/2021 3:36:00 PM
Thank you

From: Todd Feathers


This is not how the Sunshine Law works. The law states that the government agency that is the custodian of a record--in this case the Miami Police Department--is required to provide responsive records. You cannot refer me to a private company to ask it for the records.



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