Bakersfield police homicides

Jon Swaine filed this request with the Bakersfield Police Department of Bakersfield, CA.


From: Maraithe Thomas

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of all arrest-related deaths during incidents involving Bakersfield PD officers since 2004.
- A list of all homicides by Bakersfield PD officers since 2004.
- A list of all officer-involved shootings by Bakersfield PD officers since 2004.
- A list of all complaints made by civilians against Bakersfield PD officers alleging excessive or inappropriate use of force since 2004, including outcomes of any subsequent inquiries.

In each case, please provide as much detail as is possible, including but not limited to: date of incident, street address of incident, identities/ages/sexes/races of the deputies and civilians involved, weapons used, circumstances of incident, police incident report or officer's narrative.

If fulfilling part of this request should delay your expected response time, please do not wait until all the information is available but rather release elements as they become available.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 DVD/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.


Maraithe Thomas

From: Maraithe Thomas

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your response to this records request is now overdue under the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250).

Please respond as soon as possible.

From: Linda Cohen

Ms. Thomas,
Please see the attached regarding your records request - Incidents.

Linda Cohen
Legal Secretary
City Attorney's Office
1600 Truxtun Avenue, 4th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Telephone: 661-326-3721
Facsimile: 661-852-2020<>

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