Ocstatic / Tactical Support Equipment emails with BCA

Sam Richards filed this request with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension of Minnesota.
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From: Sam Richards

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all emails, contracts, invoices between BCA and vendors "Octasic" and "Tactical Support Equipment".

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 business days.

Sincerely,

Sam Richards

From: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Hi Sam - your data practices request is received. We will circle back with you once any responsive data are ready to go.
Jill

Jill oliveira | public information officer, MN Dept. of Public Safety
[Description: cid:image009.png@01CD3F22.739624B0]<bca.dps.mn.gov>Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
1430 Maryland Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106
651-793-2726 | jill.oliveira@state.mn.us<mailto:jill.oliveira@state.mn.us>
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From: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Dear Mr. Richards, Please find attached BCA data responsive to your request as redacted under Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 1(a). Because supplemental data are currently under review, the BCA will contact you upon completion. Thank you.

From: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Dear Sam, Attached please find the supplemental data in response to your June 21, 2021 data request and a short description explaining the necessity for the not public data classifications under Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 2(b). Upon a thorough and careful review of the responsive data, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) determined that the data requested are security information pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 1(a) because disclosure "would be likely to substantially jeopardize the security of information, possessions, individuals or property against theft, tampering, improper use, attempted escape, illegal disclosure, trespass, or physical injury" in BCA investigations, including searches for missing adults and children. The BCA is a division of DPS and a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction and nearly 100 years of investigatory experience. The BCA has reason to believe that public disclosure of the redacted cellular information would risk the safety of individuals and their possessions and property. The BCA also believes dissemination of the data would allow those engaged in illegal activities to ascertain the specific cellular equipment models used in BCA investigations and other efforts to assist local law enforcement. This information, with or without internet research, would permit physical and electronic tampering that could result in physical injury, the destruction of property and possessions, and attempts to escape. The BCA further believes the data are protected because they would reveal deliberative processes and investigative techniques. Minn. Stat. § 13.82, subd. 25. And finally, the vendor-supplied data redacted were determined to be trade secret information pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 1(b). Thank you.

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From: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Dear Sam, Attached please find the supplemental data in response to your June 21, 2021 data request and a short description explaining the necessity for the not public data classifications under Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 2(b). Upon a thorough and careful review of the responsive data, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) determined that the data requested are security information pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 1(a) because disclosure "would be likely to substantially jeopardize the security of information, possessions, individuals or property against theft, tampering, improper use, attempted escape, illegal disclosure, trespass, or physical injury" in BCA investigations, including searches for missing adults and children. The BCA is a division of DPS and a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction and nearly 100 years of investigatory experience. The BCA has reason to believe that public disclosure of the redacted cellular information would risk the safety of individuals and their possessions and property. The BCA also believes dissemination of the data would allow those engaged in illegal activities to ascertain the specific cellular equipment models used in BCA investigations and other efforts to assist local law enforcement. This information, with or without internet research, would permit physical and electronic tampering that could result in physical injury, the destruction of property and possessions, and attempts to escape. The BCA further believes the data are protected because they would reveal deliberative processes and investigative techniques. Minn. Stat. § 13.82, subd. 25. And finally, the vendor-supplied data redacted were determined to be trade secret information pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13.37, subd. 1(b). Thank you.

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