Babel Street (Santa Clara Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the City of Santa Clara Police Department of Santa Clara, CA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any contractual documents with the company Babel Street. This includes contracts, purchase orders, trial run agreements, delivery orders, grants, procurement documents with Babel Street.

-Any department emails to email addresses with the domain @BabelStreet. The departments within SCPD most likely to have communicated with Babel Street are the Investigations Division, chief of police, the Intelligence wing of the Special Operations Division, the Homeland Security Division, and any other units working with technology or procurement. Keywords should include "Babel," "Babel Street," "Babel X," and "Babel Sentry."

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-Any reports or other documentation on its use on the week of Super Bowl 50 February 1st 21016 to February 7th 2016.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: Gina McWilliam

Hello - we are in receipt of your email requested dated April 7, 2017 requesting records relevant to the company Babel Street. This agency began a search for relevant documents immediately after receiving the request. We are still in the process of conducting a complete and thorough search and request a 14 day extension as allowed under the CA Public Records Act.

Please let me know if you have any questions,
Gina McWilliam

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Gina McWilliam | Police Records Manager
Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real | Santa Clara, CA 95050
(O) 408.615.4716 | (F) 408.248.0276
gmcwilliam@santaclaraca.gov | www.scpd.gov<http://www.scpd.gov>

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The information contained in this email may be privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. The information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete this message from your computer. Thank you

From: Gina McWilliam

Thank you for your follow-up message.

Your original inquiry was received on April 7, 2017. On April 13, 2017, you were informed the Santa Clara Police Department was still in the process of conducting the requested records search and a 14-day extension was requested, with an anticipated completion date May 1, 2017.

The Department will provide you with an update on or before May 2. In the meantime, we are continuing to work on your request.

From: Gina McWilliam

Hello – we are in receipt of your request for information pertaining to “Babel Street”. Please know our agency has completed a thorough search in response to your request and has found numerous items that may or may not be applicable to your response. Upon evaluating the items discovered we estimate it will take us a few more weeks to go through all items to find responsive documents. We anticipate June 1 as a reasonable date in which to conclude our search.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I thank you for your patience as we continue to conduct a complete and thorough search in response to your request.

Best regards,
Gina McWilliam

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Gina McWilliam | Police Records Manager
Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real | Santa Clara, CA 95050
(O) 408.615.4716 | (F) 408.248.0276
gmcwilliam@santaclaraca.gov | www.scpd.gov<http://www.scpd.gov>

From: Carolyn McDowell

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From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 11:07 AM
To: Police
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Babel Street (Santa Clara Police Department)

April 7, 2017
City of Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any contractual documents with the company Babel Street. This includes contracts, purchase orders, trial run agreements, delivery orders, grants, procurement documents with Babel Street.

-Any department emails to email addresses with the domain @BabelStreet. The departments within SCPD most likely to have communicated with Babel Street are the Investigations Division, chief of police, the Intelligence wing of the Special Operations Division, the Homeland Security Division, and any other units working with technology or procurement. Keywords should include "Babel," "Babel Street," "Babel X," and "Babel Sentry."

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-Any reports or other documentation on its use on the week of Super Bowl 50 February 1st 21016 to February 7th 2016.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Curtis Waltman

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PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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The information contained in this email may be privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. The information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete this message from your computer. Thank you

From: Carolyn McDowell

From: Carolyn McDowell
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 11:19 AM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Cc: Gina McWilliam
Subject: RE: California Public Records Act Request: Babel Street (Santa Clara Police Department)

________________________________
From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 11:07 AM
To: Police
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Babel Street (Santa Clara Police Department)

April 7, 2017
City of Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any contractual documents with the company Babel Street. This includes contracts, purchase orders, trial run agreements, delivery orders, grants, procurement documents with Babel Street.

-Any department emails to email addresses with the domain @BabelStreet. The departments within SCPD most likely to have communicated with Babel Street are the Investigations Division, chief of police, the Intelligence wing of the Special Operations Division, the Homeland Security Division, and any other units working with technology or procurement. Keywords should include "Babel," "Babel Street," "Babel X," and "Babel Sentry."

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-Any reports or other documentation on its use on the week of Super Bowl 50 February 1st 21016 to February 7th 2016.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Curtis Waltman

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 35884
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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________________________________
The information contained in this email may be privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. The information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete this message from your computer. Thank you

From: Carolyn McDowell

From: Carolyn McDowell
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 11:19 AM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Cc: Gina McWilliam
Subject: RE: California Public Records Act Request: Babel Street (Santa Clara Police Department)

________________________________
From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 11:07 AM
To: Police
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Babel Street (Santa Clara Police Department)

April 7, 2017
City of Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Any contractual documents with the company Babel Street. This includes contracts, purchase orders, trial run agreements, delivery orders, grants, procurement documents with Babel Street.

-Any department emails to email addresses with the domain @BabelStreet. The departments within SCPD most likely to have communicated with Babel Street are the Investigations Division, chief of police, the Intelligence wing of the Special Operations Division, the Homeland Security Division, and any other units working with technology or procurement. Keywords should include "Babel," "Babel Street," "Babel X," and "Babel Sentry."

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-Any reports or other documentation on its use on the week of Super Bowl 50 February 1st 21016 to February 7th 2016.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Curtis Waltman

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 35884
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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________________________________
The information contained in this email may be privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. The information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete this message from your computer. Thank you

From: Carolyn McDowell

Hi Mr. Waltman,

In error, I sent you one attachment that includes individuals' personal cell phone numbers.

This email was included in the third email sent to you on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:20am and is dated Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:09am from Rowena Reyes to Angel Ecdao. A duplicative email with this information redacted was also sent to you dated Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:19am and titled 1 REDACT Email.pdf.

The attachment with the individuals' personal cell phone numbers is currently published on the MuckRock website at https://d3gn0r3afghep.cloudfront.net/foia_files/2017/05/26/RE_Magic_Mike_LIVE_-_Las_Vegas_SDG5cAJ.eml If possible, please delete this attachment with the personal information.

Your assistance with this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
-Carolyn

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