|Submitted||July 4, 2023|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year, from 2016-2020 (for example, 302 use of force incidents in 2016, 287 use of force incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force and year used from 2016-2020 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2016, baton incidents in 2016, etc.)
When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data for each item in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following California Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 4, 2023. 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.
Please see attached letter. A hard copy will be sent via mail, as well.
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
Good afternoon Muckrock,
Please see attached spreadsheet for UOF information you requested on July 4, 2023, received by BPD on July 5, 2023.
MuckRock BPD UOF PRA 2023
The below request is voluminous and broad.
1. CAD calls- to clarify, these are calls for service by the public or sometimes officer initiated. This is a document that includes dates, times, officer names, location, and type of call. This record documents the conversation between the citizen, officer, and dispatchers. At the location and timeframe you requested, there are 359 CAD calls. Each call is $5 for a total cost of $1,795.00. The fee must be paid in advance before the calls are individually printed and prepared for release. This will take Records Bureau staff approximately 3 months to prepare for release once we have received payment.
2. E-mails received and sent by BPD staff: there are approximately 300 PD employees. City IT will need to search each employee’s e-mail account for the past 10 years using the keywords your provided of “assault” and “Disney”. The keyword “assault” in a law enforcement environment can potentially be thousands of e-mails. I am unable to provide a timeframe for City IT to conduct this labor-intensive search. Once the e-mails have been given to the Records Bureau staff to prepare for release, this could take several months depending on how many e-mails there are.
Please consider significantly narrowing your timeframe for both requests. All PD employees is very broad for an e-mail search. Please consider narrowing down the employees or providing information on the event or assault you are inquiring about.
Please disregard. This is intended for a different request you made. New e-mail sent.