Facial recognition/false arrest lawsuits

Todd Feathers filed this request with the San Diego City Attorney of San Diego, CA.
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20-5793

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Copies of any notices of potential legal action (such as an intent to sue letter), formal legal complaints, or comparable documents sent to the department regarding cases of alleged misidentification by police facial recognition technology since Jan. 1, 2018. This should include notices/complaints regarding civil lawsuits that are open as well as closed. In the event the department does not have the record-keeping capacity to locate cases relating to a category such as police facial recognition false identifications, I ask that you inquire with department employees who would be knowledgeable about such cases in order to identify responsive documents.

2) Any settlement documents relating to cases responsive to the above aspect of this request.

3) A list, database, spreadsheet, or comparable document detailing each false arrest lawsuit brought against the law enforcement department(s) represented by your agency since Jan. 1, 2018, including, where available, the name of the plaintiff, the name of the defendant, the court docket number, date filed, date settled, settlement amount, and any other details available through the department's case management system.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: San Diego City Attorney

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-5793:

Good afternoon,

We have received your Public Records Act request and have entered it into NextRequest, an online software, as #20-5793. NextRequest is a public record portal which allows you to search previous requests and documents to determine if the records for which you are looking are already in the system, and provides you with alerts as to the status of your request.

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-5793:

Greetings Todd,

Re: CPRA request No. 20-5793

Pursuant to California Government Code section 6253(c), in the case of electronic records, the City needs to compile data or construct a computer report to extract data. Therefore, the City is taking a 14-day extension in which to conduct this compilation. We will notify you on or before Friday, January 22, 2021, whether the City has responsive records.

Best regards.

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-5793:

Greetings Todd,

The City has identified records responsive to your request. However, the City needs to complete review of the records for applicable exemptions. We expect that review to be completed by Friday, February 12, 2021, at which time we will provide all responsive records that are not exempt from disclosure by law. We reserve the right to withhold and/or redact any records or information that may be exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act, and/or other applicable legal privileges including, but not limited to, attorney work product and attorney client privileges.

Best regards.

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A document has been released for record request #20-5793:

* PD_Claims_010118122920_Litigated.pdf

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-5793:

Greetings Todd,

In response to your request, all responsive, non-exempt records have been uploaded in regard to item #3.

There were no responsive records identified for item #’s 1, or 2.

This concludes our response to your request.

Best regards.

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From: San Diego City Attorney

City of San Diego

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Record request #20-5793 has been closed.

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Record request #20-5793 has been published and is now available for public view.

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