SFPD facial recognition

Aarian Marshall filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA.
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P010031-120419

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Completed

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From: Aarian Marshall

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request for records under the California Public Records Act, from WIRED magazine.

WIRED requests the following records, created between June 1, 2018 and May 30 , 2019, inclusive:

1. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by Gordon Brussow, currently ABIS/Identification Manager at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

2. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by John Sanchez, currently director of forensic services at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

3. Internal San Francisco Police Department documents, memos, presentations, or other material that mention "facial recognition" or "face recognition", created during the specified time frame.

This request is being made for news gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Tom Simonite

From: San Francisco Police Department

Dear Tom Simonite:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the San Francisco Police Department ("SFPD").

The San Francisco Police Department ("SFPD") received your request, dated December 04, 2019 and given the reference number P010031-120419 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request for records under the California Public Records Act, from WIRED magazine.

WIRED requests the following records, created between June 1, 2018 and May 30 , 2019, inclusive:

1. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by Gordon Brussow, currently ABIS/Identification Manager at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

2. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by John Sanchez, currently director of forensic services at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

3. Internal San Francisco Police Department documents, memos, presentations, or other material that mention "facial recognition" or "face recognition", created during the specified time frame.

This request is being made for news gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Tom Simonite

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From: San Francisco Police Department

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December 05, 2019
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Tom Simonite
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 84071 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Records Request, dated December 04, 2019, Reference # P010031-120419

Dear Tom Simonite:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated December 04, 2019, on December 05, 2019.

You requested, " To Whom It May Concern:"

This is a request for records under the California Public Records Act, from WIRED magazine.

WIRED requests the following records, created between June 1, 2018 and May 30 , 2019, inclusive:

1. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by Gordon Brussow, currently ABIS/Identification Manager at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

2. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by John Sanchez, currently director of forensic services at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

3. Internal San Francisco Police Department documents, memos, presentations, or other material that mention "facial recognition" or "face recognition", created during the specified time frame.

This request is being made for news gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Tom Simonite

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Although SFPD has 10 calendar days to respond to your request, we are invoking an additional 14 day extension of time to respond to your request pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c) because of the need to search, collect, review, and consult with another department. Once it has been determined whether or not the information you request is responsive and subject to disclosure we will advise you as soon practicable but no later than January 7, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7395.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Michael Andraychak
Media Relations

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the SFPD Public Records Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN-2B3KuyZ5YHnuXVUop6SBUj6Zl2gPWQsh2hjE0JdlwH66ZMXJDGxIkhWqlkMGRI8K8fGNXGy6k2mTo-2B-2BlPXv-2FAeqbXj9VauzKKaA5wr5FiZcO_6VYA4Li9fFb3D-2FpSFN6tvCjGUSx-2Bls1OGNSu9evNWdIbFpzd4CnmI0frpOU4FQdSEVhYR9xixVPerLHlcqfUqDd4jvWdpqGOSyTtErMzs7WHGfwX05HEks9c5OyH17sMqu-2Fro-2BabNzXeQ3NdocvyCCuKY3YSDa4L982jM-2FBEUog8XLfsliDJ0ZCTyuaJ0UC1fwFOmmwjTZ8G01CsBpH2mmUM-2BJr0Bk04upx-2FMrpUjCOc488cVrpsJ4s4ql6TZNIFVkyoJ-2FWgXeQU6dChImKHhOyKkqlBMhcNIr0BBha6IClqF-2F58BXaUCTJYrNVcFe797aHIksr-2BqdHcVsJxVLEIt7O645ENlEm6tEicNR2BZtDW5NQv1wYZ-2BygwFbFczsBb1zkF5SDKqsAOWhL4bOl4DA-3D-3D)
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From: San Francisco Police Department

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January 08, 2020
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Tom Simonite
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 84071 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Records Request, dated December 04, 2019, Reference # P010031-120419

Dear Tom Simonite:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated December 04, 2019, on January 08, 2020.

You requested, " To Whom It May Concern:"

This is a request for records under the California Public Records Act, from WIRED magazine.

WIRED requests the following records, created between June 1, 2018 and May 30 , 2019, inclusive:

1. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by Gordon Brussow, currently ABIS/Identification Manager at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

2. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by John Sanchez, currently director of forensic services at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

3. Internal San Francisco Police Department documents, memos, presentations, or other material that mention "facial recognition" or "face recognition", created during the specified time frame.

This request is being made for news gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Tom Simonite

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

The SFPD anticipates completing this review in the next few weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (415) 837-7194 .

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Julie Lazar
Media Relations

From: San Francisco Police Department

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January 22, 2021
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Tom Simonite
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 84071 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Records Request, dated December 04, 2019, Reference # P010031-120419

Dear Tom Simonite:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated December 04, 2019, on January 22, 2021.

You requested, " To Whom It May Concern:"

This is a request for records under the California Public Records Act, from WIRED magazine.

WIRED requests the following records, created between June 1, 2018 and May 30 , 2019, inclusive:

1. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by Gordon Brussow, currently ABIS/Identification Manager at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

2. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by John Sanchez, currently director of forensic services at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

3. Internal San Francisco Police Department documents, memos, presentations, or other material that mention "facial recognition" or "face recognition", created during the specified time frame.

This request is being made for news gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Tom Simonite

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/ Significantly, the Mayor suspended “the following provisions of City law governing public records are hereby suspended for pending and future records requests, until the termination of the emergency, unless the Mayor provides notice to the Board of Supervisors that the suspension is no longer necessary and rescinds this Order:
* The requirements in Administrative Code Section 67.21(a) and (b) that City agencies comply with requests for inspection or copying of a public record within 10 days following receipt of the request, or provide a written justification for withholding a record within 10 days. The foregoing sentence only addresses those deadlines under the Sunshine Ordinance, and does not affect a City agency's obligation to provide an initial response to a requester within the timeframes set forth in California Government Code Section 6253(c).
* The requirement in Administrative Code Section 67 .21 (c) that City agencies comply with requests for descriptions of records.
* The requirement in Administrative Code Section 67.24(e)(3) that City agencies prepare and provide documents and information during the course of contract negotiations.
* The restriction in Administrative Code Sections 67.24(g) and 67.24(i) prohibiting City departments from relying upon Government Code Section 6255 or any similar provision as the basis for withholding any documents or information. This paragraph does not suspend Administrative Code Section 67.24(h) regarding a "deliberative process" exemption.

* All deadlines in Administrative Code Section 67.21 for the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force or the Supervisor of Records to make determinations, and all deadlines in the Administrative Code or in regulations for parties to submit information to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. All such deadlines shall be tolled until 15 days after the termination of this Order.
The requirement in Administrative Code Section 67.21(e) that an authorized representative of the custodian of records attend any hearing concerning a records request and explain its decision to withhold the records requested. The Media Relation Unit has limited resources and with the additional challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the Commission, we will not be able to respond to your request at this time.  Rest assure we take our obligations seriously but hope that you understand that we are limited in our resources and this request is extremely burdensome during this time. SFPD anticipates completed review of this request with in the few weeks.  Please respond to this email if you interested in proceeding further with this request. If you have any questions, please contact me at (415) 837-7194.

Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Julie Lazar Julie.Lazar@sfgov.org Media Relations Unit-3rd Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94158 (415) 837-7194 Direct Line (415) 837-7395 Main Office

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January 28, 2021 Via email requests@muckrock.com
Tom Simonite
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 84071 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated December 04, 2019, Reference # P010031-120419
Dear Tom Simonite:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated December 04, 2019, on January 28, 2021.
You requested, " To Whom It May Concern:"

This is a request for records under the California Public Records Act, from WIRED magazine.

WIRED requests the following records, created between June 1, 2018 and May 30 , 2019, inclusive:

1. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by Gordon Brussow, currently ABIS/Identification Manager at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

2. Communications, including attachments, received or sent by John Sanchez, currently director of forensic services at San Francisco Police Department, that include the terms "facial recognition" or "face recognition".

3. Internal San Francisco Police Department documents, memos, presentations, or other material that mention "facial recognition" or "face recognition", created during the specified time frame.

This request is being made for news gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Tom Simonite

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/
Responsive records are available via the San Francisco Public Records Center. Click on the link below to view your request. Public Records Request - P010031-120419
Note:  As explained by Gordon Brussow, ABIS/Identification Unit Manager, Forensic Services Division, The SFPD has not tested or used any facial recognition software since the SF ordinance was passed and there are no plans to participate in any facial recognition out side of the SFPD.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Lazar at (415) 837-7194.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Sergeant Michael Andraychak
Officer in Charge
Media Relations

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