Local protest policies and surveillance - Philadelphia, PA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office of Philadelphia County, PA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period

• July 24 - July 28, 2016

and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.

→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.

→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materials
regarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Russell Crotts

Dear Ms. Lipton,

Please see attached for the City's initial response to your Right to Know Act request.
Best,

Russell T. Crotts, Esquire
Assistant City Solicitor, Pensions and Investments Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5403 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

From: Jill Freeman

Dear Mr. Lipton:

Attached please find the final response to your RTK request.

Best,

Jill I. Freeman, Esq.
Deputy City Solicitor, Pensions & Investment Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5457 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

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