NYPD Digidog reports

Todd Feathers filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY .
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2021-056-05692

Due April 20, 2021
Est. Completion Aug. 26, 2021
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Awaiting Response

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) All department policies and user manuals pertaining to the use of NYPD "Digidog" robots. The department's use of these robots is public knowledge and has been widely reported on, including interviews with NYPD officials. See here for one example: https://abc7ny.com/nypd-robot-dog-digidog-k9-artificial-intelligence/8669769/

2) All reports filed by department personnel regarding instances of deployment and use of "Digidog" robots since Jan. 1, 2020

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 that you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the costs, including the hourly wages of any personnel assigned to process the request and estimates of how many hours the request will take them to process.

Should you choose to deny access to or redact records responsive to this request, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning--as required by law--citing the specific statutes and case law on which each decision is based.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: New York City Police Department

Your request FOIL-2021-056-05692 has been successfully submitted to the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
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Request Title: NYPD Digidog reports

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) All department policies and user manuals pertaining to the use of NYPD "Digidog" robots. The department's use of these robots is public knowledge and has been widely reported on, including interviews with NYPD officials. See here for one example: https://abc7ny.com/nypd-robot-dog-digidog-k9-artificial-intelligence/8669769/

2) All reports filed by department personnel regarding instances of deployment and use of "Digidog" robots since Jan. 1, 2020

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 that you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the costs, including the hourly wages of any personnel assigned to process the request and estimates of how many hours the request will take them to process.

Should you choose to deny access to or redact records responsive to this request, I ask that you provide a detailed explanation of your reasoning--as required by law--citing the specific statutes and case law on which each decision is based.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2021-056-05692. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2021-056-05692) You can expect a response on or about Thursday, August 26, 2021.
Additional Information: Your request has been assigned to Police Officer Tanchajja (646-610-4296). Note: Due to issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic there may be extensive delays, lasting up to one year, in determining your request.

Please visit FOIL-2021-056-05692 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2021-056-05692)

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