Facial Recognition Systems (Sacramento Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Sacramento Police Department of Sacramento, CA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Sacramento Police Department

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From: Sacramento Police Department

Dear MuckRock News:

Thank you for contacting the City of Sacramento to obtain public records.

The City received your Public Records Act request dated October 26, 2017 and has assigned the reference number P006677-102617 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: data re facial recognition systems incl contracts/invoices, policies, grant apps & reports, total number of individuals identified

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RE: Public Records Reference # P006677-102617

MuckRock News:

This letter is in response to your California Public Records Act request dated October 26, 2017 wherein you requested datarelated to facial recognition systems including contracts/invoices, policies,grant apps and reports, and the total number of individuals identified.

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City of Sacramento
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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