Request #18-4415

Case Files


August 2, 2018 via web


Albuquerque Police Department


Katie Hoeppner






Point of Contact

Nyvia Barraza

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Ms. Hoeppner,


This email will acknowledge closure of your public records request dated August 2, 2018. 


There is no responsive information available related to your request. 


Under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, 14-2-1 NMSA 1978 et seq., the ACLU of New Mexico requests an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of records, created on or after January 1, 2015, that pertain to the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) use of facial recognition technology, including but not limited to:

  • Purchasing and procurement documents, such as purchase orders, licensing agreements, invoices, and contracts related to facial recognition technology.
  • Materials that describe how the technology in APD’s possession functions, including emails, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, advertisements or specification documents.
  • Policies, procedures, or manuals governing the use of facial recognition technology.
  • Records describing the legal standard, if any (e.g., probably cause, court order, relevance, or consent) that is required before using facial recognition technology.
  • Training materials governing use of facial recognition technology.
  • Any records detailing APD’s current use of, or, future plans to purchase and use facial recognition technology marketed by Amazon and its subsidiaries AWS (collectively “Amazon”) under the name “Rekognition.” Please include any communications between any representative of APD and any representative of Amazon regarding Rekognition technology.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.


Kind regards,


Office of the APD Records Custodian

Nyvia Barraza

APD Records Custodian/Records Supervisor

400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102

Office (505) 768-2137

Cell (505)-980-4944


August 7, 2018, 10:51am
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August 3, 2018, 8:21am
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Albuquerque Police Department
August 2, 2018, 1:53pm
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August 2, 2018, 1:53pm