Bakersfield, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Bakersfield Police Department of Bakersfield, CA.
Due July 28, 2017
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years?

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually for the last 10 years?

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually for the past 10 years?

4. What is the number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years?

Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline.

5. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From:

Good Afternoon Mr. Cartwright:

Attached is the City of Bakersfield's response to your records request.

Thank you.

Viridiana Gallardo-King
Associate City Attorney
City Attorney of Bakersfield
1600 Truxtun Avenue, Fourth Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661)326-3633

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for the acknowledgement of our request. I understand the request may require additional time to process. Please keep me updated.

Respectfully,
-Alex Cartwright

From:

January 14, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Thank you for the acknowledgement of our request. I understand the request may require additional time to process. Please keep me updated.

Respectfully,
-Alex Cartwright

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On Jan. 8, 2018:
Good Afternoon Mr. Cartwright:

Attached is the City of Bakersfield's response to your records request.

Thank you.

Viridiana Gallardo-King
Associate City Attorney
City Attorney of Bakersfield
1600 Truxtun Avenue, Fourth Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661)326-3633

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail/transmission is intended to be sent only to the recipient stated therein.This e-mail/transmission is confidential and also may be legally privileged or protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine, and also may be restricted from disclosure by applicable state and federal law. Any copying, disclosure, distribution, review or use of this e-mail/transmission by other than the intended recipient or that person's agent is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail/transmission in error, please notify the sender, and immediately permanently delete or destroy this e-mail/transmission, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media, and destroy any printouts of the e-mail/transmission. No attorney-client relationship is created by the act of sending or receiving this message outside of a written agreement.
IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE: Any tax advice contained in this e-mail/transmission, including any attachments, was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of: (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code; or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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On Dec. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On July 18, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years?

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually for the last 10 years?

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually for the past 10 years?

4. What is the number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years?

Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline.

5. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/bakersfield-police-department-5220/bakersfield-ca-pd-citizen-complaints-40167/?uuid-login=2f071c1f-a8ce-4868-9927-79b4c0628fce&email=vking%40bakersfieldcity.us#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 40167
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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