Hate to sound so negative why waste money or time on this issue.Would rather spend my money on the guns and ammo we will all soon need to survive when the police can no longer help Sorry to sound so negative. Sad to see this hobby die.
Then you are part of the problem. Discipline, in both senses of the word in this case, needs to be applied. When standard radio procedure is violated, whether it be accidental or intentional, discipline needs to be issued against the offender. That, in turn, will result in discipline being applied in future radio communications. Recommending encryption to allow officers to continue to violate the communication SOPs is irresponsible in my opinion.There are plenty of federal, state & local LE personnel who out of stress in the heat of a situation or plain ignorance/stupidity, say sensitive things on non-secure channels. I've pretty much given-up trying to educate them about OPSEC/COMSEC, and instead, tend to push towards encryption to give a level of protection to their operations.
Totally aware of that. It's actually an argument why they don't have to exempt keys. They can change them as they respond to a FOIA. It may open up the chance to record I/Q data and verify historic audio. Especially interesting if they indeed don't have to provide (partial) audio. That decrypting on your own may be illegal is a whole other can of worms for another court...One thing to keep in mind is even if they were willing to give you the encryption keys, they may not even know them. If they are in an otar environment, the system automatically generates keys and pushes them to the subscribers. They could have the system set to roll the keys every day if they wanted (typically it's once a month or so). .
Look closer at the days... 2017 hasn't come get, it's a week. 08/11/2014 to 08/17. SHould have written 08/17/14 for uniformity but I didn't in my original request and I didn't want to alter my request in the lawsuit as it was a 1:1 quote.As for the recordings, what may have hurt you was requesting 3 years worth. In fl we were allowed to charge labor fees and I can tell you three years worth of encrypted audio would be expensive. I am not even sure if we kept 3 years. I would have to go back and look at the statutes.
Now this I see going somewhere.That's one of at least two lawsuits now. I filed one this afternoon as well. Although I'm challenging a different aspect; Little Rock police even denies access to recordings through Freedom of Information Act requests. Here are the complete documents of the suit: http://jaunty-electronics.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Sebastian_vs_LRPD_et_al.pdf