Request #19-856

Redacted on 3/19/2019

Dear custodian of records:

Under the California Public Records Act § 6250 et seq.,I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that include all communications - telephone call transcripts, text messages, letters, and email- between the Los Angeles Police Department and representatives of WestBridge Technologies. I also request an opportunity to inspect of obtain copies of any other public records that mention WestBridge Technologies, including memorandums of understanding, meeting notes or personal schedules.

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $100.  However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of surveillance technologies. I am a member of the news media and this request is for news gathering purposes. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

The California Public Records Act requires a response within ten business days.  If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

 If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you for considering my request.


Mark [redacted]




February 15, 2019 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Analyst Catherine N2877

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19-856 responsive email.eml
March 19, 2019, 10:25am
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March 19, 2019, 10:25am
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19-856 responsive email.eml
March 19, 2019, 10:23am
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Dear Requester:

We have reviewed your request for records, and the responsive document has been provided. 


If you have any questions, please reply to this email.




March 19, 2019, 10:22am
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Thank you for that information.  I have submitted the additional information to the person running the query and have asked if they need the third email address as well or if the two will suffice.

March 6, 2019, 11:03am by LAPD Analyst Catherine N2877 (Staff)
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I don't have names or emails for the LAPD officials in questions. But I do have emails for Omri Lavie and Terrence Divitorrio. 

Please try searching these. 

But please also search for keywords:
"The Q Suite"
"Q Cyber Technologies"
"WestBridge Technologies"
March 6, 2019, 10:11am by the requester
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The email query has been run with the information you provided.  It produced 11,055 items totaling 17.54 GB of data.  Please provide either the email addresses of Omri Lavie, Joshua Shaner and Terrence (Terry) Divittorio or the names of the LAPD employees whose email accounts you would like us to search so that we may narrow down the responses.

Thank you.

March 6, 2019, 7:58am by LAPD Analyst Catherine N2877 (Staff)
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1. Between the dates of 1/1/2017 and 2/15/2019
2. Names: Omri Lavie, Joshua Shaner, Terry or Terrence Divittorio, 
3. Keywords: The Q Suite, Pegasus, Q Cyber Technologies 
I do not know the email addresses of those in question. Thanks
February 25, 2019, 2:49pm by the requester
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What time frame would you like to search to cover?  What are the names and/or email addresses you would like searched?

February 25, 2019, 2:41pm by LAPD Analyst Catherine N2877 (Staff)
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03/11/2019 (was 02/25/2019). Need additional time to complete.
February 25, 2019, 2:24pm
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Dear Requester:

We reviewed your California Public Records Act request. 

Please be advised that, pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), we 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. 


LAPD Discovery Section CPRA Unit

February 25, 2019, 2:24pm by LAPD Analyst Catherine N2877 (Staff)
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Police Department (LAPD)
February 15, 2019, 8:39am
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February 15, 2019, 8:39am