Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police of Pittsburgh, PA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Ouray County Sheriff's Office

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

A no responsive documents response.

From: Curtis Waltman

I have been trying for the past month to get in touch with the PBP concerning this request. I believe I am using the correct email, but please let me know if I am wrong. Could you let me know the status of my request please? Thank you for your time.
Curtis Waltman

From: Curtis Waltman

Disregard previous email. I had not seen the correspondence from the third of November because it had looked to be sent from the Ouray County Sheriff. Thank you for your patience, I look forward to receiving your response.