Mobile Biometric Technologies (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department )

Michael Morisy filed this request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, MO.

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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

David Nehrt-Flores

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: MEDIA@slmpd.org

Hi David,

Your requested has been recieved and is being reviewed.

Thanks,

Schron

Schron Y. Jackson
Public Information Division
Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis
1915 Olive, Room 728
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MEDIA@slmpd.org

Hi David,

Per our Legal Division, the appropriate divisions are working to assess the cost to complete your request. We will then be in touch with you for payment in order to move forward and complete the request.

Thank you,

Leah K. Freeman
Public Information Division

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
1915 Olive, Room 728
St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 444-5603-office
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Freeman, Leah K

Hi David,

Per our Legal Division, the appropriate divisions are working to complete your request. We will then be in touch with you for payment in order to complete the request.

Thanks,

Leah K. Freeman
Public Information Division

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
1915 Olive, Room 728
St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 444-5603-office
(314) 444-5830-private
media@slmpd.org<mailto:media@slmpd.org>
lkfreeman@slmpd.org<mailto:lkfreeman@slmpd.org>
www.slmpd.org<http://www.slmpd.org/>
Follow Us on Twitter: @SLMPD<https://twitter.com/SLMPD>
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From: MEDIA@slmpd.org

Hi David,

Per the Legal Division, they are reviewing the available information to ascertain whether or not the records are open under RSMo 610.010 et seq. If there are any open records, they will be in touch with you for payment in order to complete the request.

Thank you,

Leah K. Freeman
Public Information Division

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
1915 Olive, Room 728
St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 444-5603-office
(314) 444-5830-private
media@slmpd.org<mailto:media@slmpd.org>
lkfreeman@slmpd.org<mailto:lkfreeman@slmpd.org>
www.slmpd.org<http://www.slmpd.org/>
Follow Us on Twitter: @SLMPD<https://twitter.com/SLMPD>
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From: MEDIA@slmpd.org

Hi David,

Per the Legal Division, pre-payment of $38.60 (check payable to the City of St. Louis) is required for the open records available in response to nos. 1 and 2 of the request, for one hour of research and investigation time. We do not have any records responsive to nos. 3 and 4.

Thank you,

Leah K. Freeman
Public Information Division

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
1915 Olive, Room 728
St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 444-5603-office
(314) 444-5830-private
media@slmpd.org<mailto:media@slmpd.org>
lkfreeman@slmpd.org<mailto:lkfreeman@slmpd.org>
www.slmpd.org<http://www.slmpd.org/>
Follow Us on Twitter: @SLMPD<https://twitter.com/SLMPD>
Like Us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/SaintLouisMetropolitanPoliceDepartment>

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