Michael Dank filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA.
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From: Michael Dank

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Number, if any, of IMSI-catcher or cell phone interception devices (commonly called stingrays or hailstorms) owned by this department or agency.

- Number, if any, of IMSI-catcher or cell phone interception devices (commonly called stingrays or hailstorms) available for use by this department or agency via collaborative agreements that were utilized within the period encompassing this request. Please provide the name of the department or agency that made IMSI-catcher devices available to this department or agency for use.

- Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of an IMSI-catcher device.

- Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of cell phone interception technology including protocols, training documents and data storage procedures.

- Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of cell phone interception technology.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Dank

From: Philadelphia Police Department

Mr. Dank :

Attached to this correspondence is the Philadelphia Police Department's final determination to your request for information.

Best :

Philadelphia Police Department

Open Records/Right-to-Know Section

750 Race Street, Rm. 203

Philadelphia, PA 19106