San Francisco PD Social Media Surveillance

Aaron Cantú filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA .
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From: Aaron Cantú

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:

1. All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services;

2. All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by the San Francisco Police Department;

3. All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplaent, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;

4. All records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;

5. All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;

6. All records regarding the sharing with entities outside the San Francisco Police Department of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;

7. All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed o access information from social media services.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public through the public information service MuckRock.com, 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,

Aaron Cantú

From: SFPDMediaRelations, (POL)

Dear Aaron,

To better handle your request, can you tell me if you are filing this request as a journalist or member of the public?

This will help us to determine where to send your request.

SFPD Media Relations

From: Aaron Cantú

Hello, I am filing this request as a journalist on behalf of the public interest. Thank you.

From: SFPDMediaRelations, (POL)

Please advise, which agency do you work for?

From: Aaron Cantú

Please advise how the agenc(ies) for which I work in any way affects my public records request? If there is no statue indicating that one must work for particular agencies in order to file a request like the one I have filed, I respectfully ask that the matter be put to rest, and that my request be forwarded to the proper department. Thank you.

From: Andraychak, Michael (POL)

Mr. Cantu,

My clerk forwarded your email to me. We are happy to assist you with your request, however, in order to route your request to the proper unit within the Police Department, we need to know if you are making the request as a journalist (and if so, for whom you are writing/researching your story) or if you are not a journalist, your request will be forwarded to our Legal Division.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak #457

Officer in Charge, Media Relations Unit

San Francisco Police Department

1245 - 3rd Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 837-7395

From: Aaron Cantú

I am a freelance journalist with bylines all over the place: https://aaronmiguel.contently.com/

Information provided to me will be published as part of a collaborative report with the Public Accountability Initiative (where I am an employee) and MuckRock, and will be covered by reporters at other nationally-focused, mainstream publications.

From: Andraychak, Michael (POL)

Mr. Cantu,

Thanks very much! I am handling this request personally and am awaiting a reply from within the organization.

Thank you for your patience.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak #457

Officer in Charge, Media Relations Unit

San Francisco Police Department

1245 - 3rd Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 837-7395

From: Andraychak, Michael (POL)

Mr. Cantu,

Thus far, our IT Division has responded that they are not aware of any such software being used by the Department. I am still waiting for a reply from the Fiscal Division and Investigations.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak #457

Officer in Charge, Media Relations Unit

San Francisco Police Department

1245 - 3rd Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 837-7395

From: Andraychak, Michael (POL)

Mr. Cantu,

There are no documents responsive to your request. This fulfills your request.
Regards,

Sgt. Michael Andraychak #457

Officer in Charge, Media Relations Unit

San Francisco Police Department

1245 - 3rd Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 837-7395

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