Surveillance San Francisco (Fbi-san Francisco)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Fbi-san Francisco of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #


Multi Request Surveillance San Francisco


From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Recent media reports show San Francisco PD may have the ability to use robots to kill:

"Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD."

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 robots, including but not limited to REMOTEC F5A, REMOTEC F6A, REMOTEC RONS, QinetiQ TALON, QinetiQ DRAGON RUNNER, IRobot FirstLook, Recon Robotics Recon Scout ThrowBot. This includes A) any notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of these robots, 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) Any guidance, legal opinions, presentations, memos, on the use of deadly force by robots.

3) 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 manufacturers of these robots.

4) 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.

5) Please include all attachments to any responsive emails.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Koebler

From: Fbi-san Francisco

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Fbi-san Francisco

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Fbi-san Francisco

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Fbi-san Francisco

The request has been rejected by the agency.