Banjo (Redwood Police Department)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Redwood Police Department of Redwood, CA.
Multi Request Banjo
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From: Jason Koebler


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports state that this police department may have partnered with Banjo, an AI company. (https://kslnewsradio.com/1918508/utah-company-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-solve-crimes-in-seconds/). The company indicates it has offices in your city: https://ban.jo.

Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

1) All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Banjo. This includes A) any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of Banjo, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Banjo works, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of Banjo, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the police department and Banjo.

3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Banjo, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Banjo.

5) Any case reports in which Banjo was used.

5) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Banjo representatives.

Please try to include any other miscellaneous documents that facilitate this police department's relationship with Banjo that don't neatly fall neatly into the above categories.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Koebler

From: Redwood Police Department

Jason Koebler,
See the attached response to your request for public records held by the Redwood City Police Department.
Regards,

Gary L. Kirby | Deputy Chief of Police
Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St. | Redwood City, CA 94063
gkirby@redwoodcity.org<mailto:gkirby@redwoodcity.org>
(650) 780.7123

From: Redwood Police Department

Jason Koebler,
The Redwood City Police Department received your follow-up request for information requested initially through a Public Records Act request on February 10, 2020, from your organization. The Department responded to your February 10, 2020, request for releasable public records on February 12, 2020. The response was sent to your "preferred" email of requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; the email address your request was sent from and returned to.

I see that the follow-up request is from a different email now and requesting the same information requested on February 10, 2020. I have attached my original response provided on February 12, 2020, with a confirming SENT email to your initial preferred email (requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>).

The delay in receiving the Department's response to your PRA request for releasable public records appears to be the email you supplied for a reply. In addition to my email response provided here, hard copies will be sent to your address in Somerville, Massachusetts, to confirm you receive the information requested.

Attachments:

1) Copy of follow-up email received 12-28-2020, 6 pages

2) Copy of sent email from 2-12-2020, 1 page

3) Copy of PRA response sent on 2-12-20, 4 pages

For future requests for Police Department records, please submit your requests to Police Records Supervisor Kelly O'Keefe: kokeefe@redwoodcity.org<mailto:kokeefe@redwoodcity.org>
Regards,

Gary L. Kirby | Deputy Chief of Police
Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St. | Redwood City, CA 94063
gkirby@redwoodcity.org<mailto:gkirby@redwoodcity.org>
(650) 780.7123

From: Redwood Police Department

Jason Koebler,
The Redwood City Police Department received your follow-up request for information requested initially through a Public Records Act request on February 10, 2020, from your organization. The Department responded to your February 10, 2020, request for releasable public records on February 12, 2020. The response was sent to your "preferred" email of requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; the email address your request was sent from and returned to.

I see that the follow-up request is from a different email now and requesting the same information requested on February 10, 2020. I have attached my original response provided on February 12, 2020, with a confirming SENT email to your initial preferred email (requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>).

The delay in receiving the Department's response to your PRA request for releasable public records appears to be the email you supplied for a reply. In addition to my email response provided here, hard copies will be sent to your address in Somerville, Massachusetts, to confirm you receive the information requested.

Attachments:

1) Copy of follow-up email received 12-28-2020, 6 pages

2) Copy of sent email from 2-12-2020, 1 page

3) Copy of PRA response sent on 2-12-20, 4 pages

For future requests for Police Department records, please submit your requests to Police Records Supervisor Kelly O'Keefe: kokeefe@redwoodcity.org<mailto:kokeefe@redwoodcity.org>
Regards,

Gary L. Kirby | Deputy Chief of Police
Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St. | Redwood City, CA 94063
gkirby@redwoodcity.org<mailto:gkirby@redwoodcity.org>
(650) 780.7123

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