Persistent Surveillance Systems Invoices (San Bernardino Police Department)

Brandon Smith filed this request with the San Bernardino Police Department of San Bernardino, CA.
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Brandon Smith

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records responsive to the below requests dated from January 1, 2014 through July 28, 2016.
- The full documentation of all contracts or non-disclosure agreements (enacted OR IN EFFECT between the above dates) with the companies "Persistent Surveillance Systems" or "Vigilant Solutions"
- Copies of all invoices to or from these companies, and documents sufficient to show any and all disbursement of public funds to either company
- The full documentation of all contracts (enacted OR IN EFFECT between the above dates) with any company other than the two cited above, in which said company provides your department with equipment or services (including software) for 1. license plate scanning or reading or automatic photographing; 2. aerial surveillance, excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions.
- Copies of all invoices to or from any company that fits the description in the prior paragraph, and documents sufficient to show any disbursement of public funds to any company that fits this description
- All emails between police department email accounts and users on the domains "pss-1.com" or "vigilantsolutions.com". (One example would be brian.schockley@vigilantsolutions.com. Users on the domain would be in the form of XXXXXXXXX@vigilantsolutions.com)
- All paper-based communications between your department and Persistent Surveillance Systems, and between your department and Vigilant Solutions. In asking for all paper and electronic correspondence, this request necessarily includes marketing materials and descriptions of product capabilities for any device, software, or access/capability this department has purchased. A circuit court judge in Illinois recently ruled that non-disclosure agreements signed by public bodies do not trump freedom of information laws when it comes to surveillance equipment/capability purchased by police. Citation:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/01/chicago-police-must-finally-produce-stingray-records-judge-orders/
- Documents sufficient to show all rules or regulations governing the use of products (hardware or software) that do 1. license plate scanning or reading or automatic photographing; 2. aerial surveillance, excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions.
- The text of all agreements (whether formal, email, memo, or otherwise) between your department and any other public body or department that allows your department to use or access the capabilities of 1. license plate scanning or reading or automatic photographing; 2. aerial surveillance, excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions.
- Documents sufficient to show the month and year your department first entered a program of scanning license plates or accessing a database of scanned plates, if it indeed has such a program (and end date of said program if it has ended).
- Documents sufficient to show the total number of license plates scanned in your department's jurisdiction (whether the jurisdiction in this case is precisely or roughly represented) since the department began its plate-scanning program or first purchased access to such a program
- Documents sufficient to show the month and year your department first entered a program of persistent aerial surveillance, if it indeed has such a program (and end date of said program if it has ended).
- Documents sufficient to show the number of plane-hours of aerial surveillance (excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions) purchased by your department within the dates at the top of this request. For example, one plane flying for four hours is four plane-hours. Two planes flying for four hours is eight plane-hours.
- Documents sufficient to show any attempt made by a representative of your department to inform the public about automatic license plate readers or persistent aerial surveillance. This could include but is not limited to records of town hall meetings, quotes from police spokespeople in local media, or text from the department's website.

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,

Brandon Smith

From: Isabel Reyes

Please find attached documents related to your request for records.

Thank you,

Isabel Reyes
Legal Secretary I
City of San Bernardino, City Attorney's Office
300 North "D" Street, 6th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92418
Phone (909) 384-5355 / Fax (909) 384-5238

Confidentiality Note: The contents of this e-mail message and its attachments, if any, are intended solely for the addressee(s) hereof and may constitute an attorney-client communication. If you are not the named addressee, or if you believe this message has been addressed to you in error, you are requested not to read, disclose, reproduce, distribute, disseminate or otherwise use this information. Delivery of this message to any person other than the intended recipient(s) is not intended in any way to waive confidentiality. If you have received this transmission in error, please alert the sender by reply e-mail. It is also requested that you immediately delete this message and its attachments, if any. Thank You.

PDF DISCLAIMER: The PDF document(s), attached to this email, if any, may only be modified with our express written consent. Accordingly, any alterations, additions, or deletions to the same are hereby rejected absent said written consent. By executing the document(s), you are agreeing to the terms as stated in the attached document(s), without regard to any unauthorized alterations, additions or deletions that may be made to the document(s).

From: Isabel Reyes

Re-sending.

Thank you,

Isabel Reyes
Legal Secretary I
City of San Bernardino, City Attorney's Office
300 North "D" Street, 6th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92418
Phone (909) 384-5355 / Fax (909) 384-5238

Confidentiality Note: The contents of this e-mail message and its attachments, if any, are intended solely for the addressee(s) hereof and may constitute an attorney-client communication. If you are not the named addressee, or if you believe this message has been addressed to you in error, you are requested not to read, disclose, reproduce, distribute, disseminate or otherwise use this information. Delivery of this message to any person other than the intended recipient(s) is not intended in any way to waive confidentiality. If you have received this transmission in error, please alert the sender by reply e-mail. It is also requested that you immediately delete this message and its attachments, if any. Thank You.

PDF DISCLAIMER: The PDF document(s), attached to this email, if any, may only be modified with our express written consent. Accordingly, any alterations, additions, or deletions to the same are hereby rejected absent said written consent. By executing the document(s), you are agreeing to the terms as stated in the attached document(s), without regard to any unauthorized alterations, additions or deletions that may be made to the document(s).

From: Steven Graham

This PRA was responded to on August 18, 2016.

Steven P. Graham
Deputy City Attorney
City of San Bernardino, City Attorney's Office
300 North "D" St., 6th Fl.
San Bernardino, CA 92418
Phone: (909) 384-5355 // Fax: (909) 384-5238
Email: graham_st@sbcity.org<mailto:graham_st@sbcity.org>

Confidentiality Note: The contents of this e-mail message and its attachments, if any, are intended solely for the addressee(s) hereof and may constitute an attorney-client communication. If you are not the named addressee, or if you believe this message has been addressed to you in error, you are requested not to read, disclose, reproduce, distribute, disseminate or otherwise use this information. Delivery of this message to any person other than the intended recipient(s) is not intended in any way to waive confidentiality. If you have received this transmission in error, please alert the sender by reply e-mail. It is also requested that you immediately delete this message and its attachments, if any. Thank You.

PDF DISCLAIMER: The PDF document(s), attached to this email, if any, may only be modified with our express written consent. Accordingly, any alterations, additions, or deletions to the same are hereby rejected absent said written consent. By executing the document(s), you are agreeing to the terms as stated in the attached document(s), without regard to any unauthorized alterations, additions or deletions that may be made to the document(s).

Files

pages

Close