Request #19-5156
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The following records about LAPD facial recognition technology from January 1, 2001 through the present:

 

1. Contracts with providers of facial recognition technology

2. Contracts with trainers for use of facial recognition technology

3. Facial recognition technology manuals used by officers

4. Department policies on facial recognition

5. Invoices for anything to do with facial recognition

6. Course materials for facial recognition technology

 

 

 


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September 12, 2019 via web


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LAPD Analyst Farah N5890

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June 8, 2020, 11:26am
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Dear Requester,

 

We have reviewed your request for “The following records about LAPD facial recognition technology from January 1, 2001 through the present:

 

  1. Contracts with providers of facial recognition technology
  2. Contracts with trainers for use of facial recognition technology
  3. Facial recognition technology manuals used by officers
  4. Department policies on facial recognition
  5. Invoices for anything to do with facial recognition
  6. Course materials for facial recognition technology.”

 

Your request was made under the California Public Records Act (the Act). The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act. It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted to maximize citizen access to the workings of government. The Act does not mandate disclosure of all documents within the government’s possession. Rather, by specific exemption and reference to other statutes, the Act recognizes that there are boundaries where the public’s right to access must be balanced against such weighty considerations as the right of privacy, a right of constitutional dimension under California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1. The law also exempts from disclosure records that are privileged or confidential or otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255.

 

The Department has conducted a search for records responsive to your request and responds as follows:

 

  1. There are no responsive records for contracts with providers of facial recognition technology. Please see Request No. 19-7474.
  2. There are no responsive records for contracts with trainers for use of facial recognition technology.
  3. There are no responsive records for facial recognition technology manuals used by officers.
  4. There are no responsive records for Department policies on facial recognition.
  5. There are no responsive records for invoices for anything to do with facial recognition.
  6. There are no responsive records for course materials for facial recognition technology.

 

Thank you again for your patience. If you have any questions, please respond to this email.

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

 

 

June 8, 2020, 11:21am
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December 9, 2019, 10:41am
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It looks like GSD hasn't gone live with NextRequest yet.  The info I was given is that their CPRA person is Carrie Lemus, carolyn.lemus@lacity.org  213-928-8396.

October 1, 2019, 11:28am by Senior Management Analyst Kris (Staff)
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unfortunately they're not on NextRequest, so if you could get a name that would save some time! thanks again!

September 30, 2019, 9:47pm by the requester
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I believe they’re on NextRequest, so probably just go through their public records portal that way. I’ll make an inquiry tomorrow to see if I can get any more specific contact info. 

 

September 30, 2019, 8:56pm by Senior Management Analyst Kris (Staff)
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September 30, 2019, 5:27pm
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Dear Requester:

I have reviewed your California Public Records Act request. 

Please be advised that, pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), I have found that “unusual circumstances” exist with respect to the request due to the need to search for, collect, and review the requested records from other Department entities which are separate from the office processing the request.  Therefore, my staff will require the statutory fourteen days extension of time in which to respond.  A determination concerning your request will be made as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, simply respond to this email. 

Respectfully,

LAPD Discovery Section CPRA Unit

September 30, 2019, 5:27pm by Senior Management Analyst Kris (Staff)
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Dear Requester:

LAPD's Fiscal Operations Division's Appropriations Section has suggested that General Services be contacted to search for invoices/payments that may have been made for this purpose.  General Services manages and maintains the old database, and LAPD is not the custodian of these records.

We are continuing to search for the other documents you have requested. Thank you for your patience.

LAPD CPRA

September 30, 2019, 5:27pm by Senior Management Analyst Kris (Staff)
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Dear Requester:

The Department's Police Training and Education Group has conducted a search and indicated they have no responsive records.  I am continuing to query other Department entities who may have responsive records. 

Thank you!

September 12, 2019, 2:16pm by Senior Management Analyst Kris (Staff)
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September 12, 2019, 12:04pm
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