MMIW Cases (Bakersfield Police Department)

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the Bakersfield Police Department of Bakersfield, CA.
Multi Request MMIW Cases


From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all cases of: unsolved missing persons, homicides, suspicious deaths, and deaths in custody involving an Alaska Native/American Indian woman or girl victim within your jurisdiction(s). For the purposes of this request, "Alaska Native/American Indian" is defined as any individual who was identified as a member of an Alaska Native or American Indian community or as having Alaska Native/American Indian heritage. "Woman or girl" includes all victims identified as females, as well as transgender women. If there are any Jane Does that have been identified as potentially Alaska Native or American Indian, please include them as well. We are requesting cases dating from 1900 to the present.

This request is for basic information on cases as classified above. Such information may include but is not limited to victim name, location and date of disappearance/death, age of victim, status of case (solved or unsolved).

Please note an initial request for these records was filed approximately 9 months ago, which still has not been filled.

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.


Annita Lucchesi

From: Bakersfield Police Department

Good Morning Ms. Annita Lucchesi:

Our office received your records request today. This is the first time our office has learned about your request. We checked all of our emails and there has been no records from you. Where did you send this request to originally? In the future please submit your records requests directly to the City Clerk at

We will work on your request immediately.

Viridiana Gallardo-King
Associate City Attorney
City Attorney of Bakersfield
1600 Truxtun Avenue, Fourth Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Good morning,

Attached is the requested information related to the two responsive records we have, based on the criteria given. If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Thank you,

Amanda Gonzales
Senior Police Records Clerk
Bakersfield Police Department
Phone: 661-326-3528
Facsimile: 661-852-2158<>