Surveillance San Francisco (San Francisco District Attorney's office)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the San Francisco District Attorney's office of San Francisco, CA.
Multi Request Surveillance San Francisco


From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Recent media reports show San Francisco PD will have access to live surveillance cameras:

Therefore, I request the following:

1) All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on police use of private surveillance cameras. This includes A) any notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of these cameras, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how this program works, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of this program to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the police department (or the city of San Francisco) and owners/operators of private surveillance cameras.

3) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) related to this legislation and its implementation.

This will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech site ( Because of the time sensitive nature of this new law, I request expedited processing.

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.


Jason Koebler

From: San Francisco District Attorney's office

Thanks Jason, we will process this request. Is it possible to reply to this with your email (v. the Muckrock email) so I can better track your request?

Nikki Moore
Public Records/Assistant District Attorney
Office of San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins<>
San Francisco District Attorney
350 Rhode Island Street, North Building, Suite 400N
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 628-652-4013

From: San Francisco District Attorney's office

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From: San Francisco District Attorney's office

Hi Jason, I just shared with you the records located running a search for the surveillance policy. You should get an email from SFDA's filesharing program. Please let me know if you have trouble accessing.

This is the extent of records we have located that are responsive to your request. Our office has not been very engaged on the issue - there has been no working group of any SFDA employees, and there are no resource materials like studies or other notes created or retained by staff beyond what the email communications show.