Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Rhode Island State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Rhode Island State Police of Rhode Island.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: requests, records

Dear Mr. Waltman:

I have attached our letter and accompanying appeals sheet in response to your request.

Please confirm receipt by return email.


Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Public Safety
311 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857
Tel. (401) 444-1083 / fax (401) 444-1105

From: Curtis Waltman

Could I receive a little more clarification about the document that was withheld so I may make a more informed decision about whether to proceed with an appeal? I would like to know what in the nature of the document makes it a preliminary draft and not a public record. Thank you.
Curtis Waltman

From: Andrews, Paul

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Please contact me at the below telephone number to discuss questions you have regarding your APRA request response. If there is a better email I should be using to contact you, please advise.


Paul L. Andrews, Esq.
Chief Legal Counsel
Department of Public Safety
311 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857
Tel (401) 444-1121 / fax (401) 444-1105
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