Request for Sanitized Taser or other body camera configuration data

Mike Davis filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P007143-112616, P018871-101017
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Mike Davis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Seattle has announced its intentions to use Taser as a vendor for body cameras and has used Taser or other body cameras in the past; This FOIA request is for a sanitized version
of any configuration data that is used in provisioning these devices with the obvious exception that any passwords and/or credentials will need to be removed; this information
should include an device (camera) specific configurations, as well as any server side feature configurations which can effect the capture, storage and deletion capability for these cameras in addtiona
to this, taser as a vendor specifically utilizes a cloud based service known as "evidence.com" which may have its own configurations with regard to the capture and storage and deletion of
videos.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mike Davis

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

11/28/2016

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RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P007143-112616

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11/30/2016

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RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P007143-112616

Dear ,

The Department is currently in negotiations with Taser. The information you have requested is not available yet. The Department asks that you resubmit your request in 6-8 weeks.

If you wish to appeal the search, production, or application of any exemption in connection with this request, you may submit an appeal in writing to SPD’s Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Be aware that this process does not apply to any substantive content of the responsive records. Please include your name and address, a copy of the redacted document and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:
Seattle Police Department
Attn: Legal Unit
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

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From: Mike Davis

P007143-112616

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Seattle has announced its intentions to use Taser as a vendor for body cameras and has used Taser or other body cameras in the past; This FOIA request is for a sanitized version
of any configuration data that is used in provisioning these devices with the obvious exception that any passwords and/or credentials will need to be removed; this information
should include an device (camera) specific configurations, as well as any server side feature configurations which can effect the capture, storage and deletion capability for these cameras in addtiona
to this, taser as a vendor specifically utilizes a cloud based service known as "evidence.com" which may have its own configurations with regard to the capture and storage and deletion of
videos.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mike Davis

From: Mike Davis

I don't mean to be cross, but I've waited patiently for a response to my request.. what do I need to do?

From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

Dear :

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)

Your request was received on October 10, 2017 and the reference number is P018871-101017.

If the City's representative entered your request into the system and you didn't specifically register:
* Access the Police Public Records Request Center (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
* Access the "My Records Request Center"
* Access the "View My Requests"
* Enter the E-Mail below (should be the E-Mail you gave the representative)
* At the login prompt click the forgotten password link
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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

10/10/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P018871-101017

Dear ,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Assigned.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481. Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

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SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

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10/17/2017

requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P018871-101017

Dear ,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on October 10, 2017.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 12/6/2017.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.
Sincerely,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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From: City of Seattle Public Records Request Center

10/17/2017

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P018871-101017

Dear ,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481. Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

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SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

From: Seattle Police Department

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12/04/2017

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RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P018871-101017

Dear ,

This correspondence is in further response to your public disclosure request.  The Department doesn't have specific responsive records, but the following is the current settings for the Body Worn Video:

Device (Axon Body 2) Configurations:

Pre-Event Buffering: 60 Seconds

Quality Settings: Low HD (720p)

Camera Audio Recording: Enabled

Stealth and Indicator Lights: Users May Toggle Modes

Recording Status with Front Camera Light: Enables for Recording Only

Watermark: Enabled

Bookmark While Recording: Enabled

Toggle Camera Audio Recording: Disabled

Pre-Event Mode Buffering Audio Recording: Disabled

Axon Signal: Disabled

Axon View Pairing: Enabled

Offline Configuration: Disabled

Evidence.com does allow the Department to set retention times based on video categories. Currently, no retention periods are set, meaning all videos will be retained indefinitely.

If you wish to appeal the search, production, or application of any exemption in connection with this request you may submit an appeal in writing to the Seattle Police Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date you received your records. Please include your name and address, a copy of any redacted files, and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal.
Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Seattle Police Department
Attn:  Legal Unit
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA  98124-4986

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.
Sincerely,
Sheila Friend-Gray
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
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From: Seattle Police Department

RE: Public Disclosure Request Number - P018871-101017

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