Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Minneapolis Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Minneapolis Police Department of Minneapolis, MN.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox". including:
-Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers
-Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology
-policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Curtis Waltman

From: datapractices

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From: Meuwissen, Caresa M.

Good Morning,

Your below data practice request has been assigned tracking number MPD-8031.

The Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit continues to receive a high volume of data requests and the non-subject data requests are processed in the order received. Records Unit staff will get this under way and routed to the appropriate data holder(s) as quickly as current workloads permit. Please reference the tracking number in future communications.

Thank you,

Caresa Meuwissen - PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

From: Meuwissen, Caresa M.

Good Afternoon,

Regarding your below data practice request, the Minneapolis Police Department does not own or possess that technology or have policies governing its use.

Caresa Meuwissen - PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415