Facial Recogntion - Yuma AZ

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Yuma Police Department of Yuma, AZ .
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From: Freddy Martinez


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

On Wednesday, November 29th 2017 someone with the title "Evidence and Forensics Supervisor" and "Certified Property and Evidence Specialist" at the Yuma Police Department sent an email with the subject line "Rekognition".

Specifically the email states "I recently read an article on RouteFifty.com the highlighted the Washington County Sheriff’s use of Amazon Rekognition as a facial recognition program, and how successful it’s been. I’d like to talk to someone with knowledge of the program, pricing, how often it’s used, ease of use, etc. Could someone please contact me? Thanks."

Therefore under the Arizona Public Records law we are seeking the following records:

Documents sufficient to show any further communication about the implementation of Rekognition by the Yuma Police Department. At minimum you should search the Evidence and Forensics Supervisor’s records but please do not limit your search to the Evidence and Forensics Supervisor. You should search for correspondence between them, Amazon and Washington County (Oregon).
Documents sufficient to show any policy, procedures, directives, or MOUs on facial recognition technology.
Documents sufficient to show any invoices to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for your use of their services.
Documents sufficient to show discussions between Yuma and other law enforcement that mention facial recognition technology.

Please be aware that this request is being made by Open The Government, a non-partisan non-profit for the purposes of informing the public. Therefore, we further request a waiver of any fees associated with this request.

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 business days.

Sincerely,

Freddy Martinez

From: Yuma Police Department

Good afternoon,

This is in regards to your question posed to our police department concerning the Rekognition program. Below is the answer from our Property and Evidence Specialist.

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Leticia McCain
Yuma Police Department
Records Division
1500 S 1st Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-4700 ext:6100 Leticia.McCain@yumaaz.gov<mailto:Leticia.McCain@yumaaz.gov>

From: Freddy Martinez

Hello public records officer,

If there was an attachment or similar thread, I was able to see it. Do you mind resubmitting it?

Freddy Martinez

From: Yuma Police Department

Good morning,

Please be advised the Yuma Police Department had previously responded to your requests regarding this matter. According to our records there were no delivery issues with the email.

Please see below for an answer to your question.

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Leticia McCain
Yuma Police Department
Records Division
1500 S 1st Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-4700 ext:6100 Leticia.McCain@yumaaz.gov<mailto:Leticia.McCain@yumaaz.gov>

From: Yuma Police Department

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Freddy Martinez

Yuma Police,

To date, we still have not received the documents your office has sent to us. Do you mind sending them outside of Muckrock? You can email them to me directly at fmartinez@openthegovernment.org

Thank you,
Freddy Martinez

From: Yuma Police Department

Good morning,

The response to your original request has been emailed multiple times (requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> & fmartinez@openthegovernment.org<mailto:fmartinez@openthegovernment.org>). If there is an alternate method of delivery you would like to use, please let us know. Thank you.

Thank you,

Misty Evenson
Police Records Supervisor
Yuma Police Department
Misty.Evenson@yumaaz.gov<mailto:Misty.Evenson@yumaaz.gov>
(928) 373-4712

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