Use of Force/Complaints Data (Bakersfield Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Bakersfield Police Department of Bakersfield, CA.
Multi Request Use of Force/Complaints Data


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. The number of use of force incidents by type of force used in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, separated by year.
2. The number of use of force complaints in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, separated by year.
3. The number of use of force complaints sustained in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, separated by year.

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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Bakersfield Police Department

Good Morning Mr. Sinyangwe:

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 request from you since January, 2018. Where did you send this request to originally? We had the same issue with your request last year, so 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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From: Bakersfield Police Department

Please see attached letter and documents in response to your public records request. If you have any questions, please contact Viridiana Gallardo-King.

Victoria Gomez, Legal Secretary
City Attorney's Office
1600 Truxtun Avenue, 4th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-3635