SB 1421 Police Complaints (UC Berkeley PD)

JPat Brown filed this request with the University of California, Berkeley Police Department of California.
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From: JPat Brown


To Whom It May Concern:

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

SB 1421 became law in January 2019 in the State of California. (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1421)

Under it, records pertaining to certain kinds of police incidents are newly eligible for disclosure under CPRA.

I am making the following request for all sworn police officers with the agency. Attached is a roster of such sworn officers from 2018. If there are current additional sworn officers not included in this roster, please include those additional officers in this request. If there are officers included in the attached roster that are no longer with the agency, I request historical records for that officer.

I hereby request the following records for each agency officer at the agency:
1. Incidents involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace or custodial officer
b) Incidents in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against a person resulted in death, or in great bodily injury
c)Any record(s) relating to any incident(s) in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace officer or custodial officer engaged in sexual assault involving a member of the public.
d) Any record(s) relating to any incident(s) in which a sustained finding was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency of dishonesty by a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime, or directly relating to the reporting of, or investigation of misconduct by, another peace officer or custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any sustained finding of perjury, false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying, or concealing of evidence.
e) any civilian complaint that isnot otherwise encapsulated by the aforementioned, and is not exempt from disclosure.
This includes all of the following pertinent documents, as described in the statute:
photographic, audio, and video evidence; transcripts or recordings of interviews; autopsy reports; all materials compiled and presented for review to the district attorney or to any person or body charged with determining whether to file criminal charges against an officer in connection with an incident, or whether the officer’s action was consistent with law and agency policy for purposes of discipline or administrative action, or what discipline to impose or corrective action to take; documents setting forth findings or recommended findings; and copies of disciplinary records relating to the incident, including any letters of intent to impose discipline, any documents reflecting modifications of discipline due to the Skelly or grievance process, and letters indicating final imposition of discipline or other documentation reflecting implementation of corrective action.

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,

JPat Brown

From: University of California, Berkeley Police Department

THIS EMAIL IS NOT MONITORED IN REAL TIME, If you are reporting an emergency or in-progress event
call 510-642-3333 (tel:510-642-3333) Thank you for contacting the University Police. We do not handle crime reports electronically. We are available all hours of the day. Any patrol officer can assist you. To make a police report, please feel free to visit us at 1 Sproul Hall or call us at 510-642-6760

If you need to contact our Records Bureau,
send an email to the appropriate group:

Lost and Found - found@berkeley.edu (mailto:found@berkeley.edu)

Fingerprints Questions - ucpd-fingeprints@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd-fingeprints@berkeley.edu)

Requesting a Police Report - https://ucpd.berkeley.edu/services/records-request (https://ucpd.berkeley.edu/services/records-request)

If you have an alarm, cardreader, metal key, or camera issue...
call our dispatch at 510-642-6760 and email the following:

alarm: ucpd_alarm@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd_alarm@berkeley.edu)
cardkey: ucpd_aac@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd_aac@berkeley.edu)
video: ucpd_video@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd_video@berkeley.edu)
metal key or lock: ucpdlockandkeyrequest@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpdlockandkeyrequest@berkeley.edu)

We will reply to your non-emergency email
as soon as possible.

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________________________________________________
University of California Police Department (UCPD), Berkeley
1 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6760 http://police.berkeley.edu/ (http://police.berkeley.edu/)
https://www.facebook.com/UCPDCal (https://www.facebook.com/UCPDCal) https://twitter.com/UCPD_Cal (https://twitter.com/UCPD_Cal)

From: University of California, Berkeley Police Department

Hello,

Public records requests are handled by a department on campus. Please
resubmit your request to pra@berkeley. edu <pra@berkeley.edu>.

For more information about the guidelines for making public records
requests with our campus, please refer to the following website:
https://chancellor.berkeley.edu/services/public-records/requesters.

Thank you,
UCPD Records
*UC Berkeley Police Department Records Unit*
*1 Sproul Hall*
*Berkeley, CA 94720-1199*
*Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm*
*Tel: (510) 642-6760*
*Fax: (510) 643-4655*

From: University of California, Berkeley Police Department

Dear Mr. Brown:

This is to acknowledge your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request
below. Your request has been forwarded to appropriate campus offices and a
search for responsive documents is currently underway. Records identified
as responsive to your request will be reviewed, and made available for your
access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy.

Please note that there is no central repository for all University records.
The identification and collection of potentially responsive records is only
the first step in the CPRA response process. The collected records must be
reviewed by this office to ensure that they are in fact responsive to your
request and to assess whether any legal privileges or exemptions from
disclosure are applicable and whether redactions may be required to protect
individuals’ rights to privacy. Please also bear in mind that we are
concurrently fulfilling numerous other requests, many of which were
received before yours and that we generally process requests in the order
in which they are received. The current timeframe for fulfillment of most
requests is ten weeks, although this may vary due to the nature and
complexity of the request.

Although the requested records have not yet been fully identified, based on
the terms of the request, we have made a preliminary determination that the
request likely does seek disclosable records within the possession of the
University. This office will provide you with a status update after the
requested records have been thoroughly reviewed.

Please note that CPRA allows agencies to make records available “upon
payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication.” Government Code
section 6253(b). The University reserves its right to recoup duplication
costs. The charge is $0.20 per page for copies, and payment is required
before release of the records. Once we obtain an accurate page count, we
will inform you of the anticipated total cost.

Regards,

Liane Wong
Public Records Coordinator
************************************
Public Records Office
University of California, Berkeley

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:53 PM
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: SB 1421 Police Complaints
(UC Berkeley PD)
To: <pra@berkeley.edu>

University of California, Berkeley Police Department
PRA Office
MC #1199
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1199

February 20, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

SB 1421 became law in January 2019 in the State of California. (
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1421)

Under it, records pertaining to certain kinds of police incidents are newly
eligible for disclosure under CPRA.

I am making the following request for all sworn police officers with the
agency. Attached is a roster of such sworn officers from 2018. If there are
current additional sworn officers not included in this roster, please
include those additional officers in this request. If there are officers
included in the attached roster that are no longer with the agency, I
request historical records for that officer.

I hereby request the following records for each agency officer at the
agency:
1. Incidents involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace or
custodial officer
b) Incidents in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial
officer against a person resulted in death, or in great bodily injury
c)Any record(s) relating to any incident(s) in which a sustained finding
was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace
officer or custodial officer engaged in sexual assault involving a member
of the public.
d) Any record(s) relating to any incident(s) in which a sustained finding
was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency of dishonesty by
a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting,
investigation, or prosecution of a crime, or directly relating to the
reporting of, or investigation of misconduct by, another peace officer or
custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any sustained finding of
perjury, false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying,
or concealing of evidence.
e) any civilian complaint that isnot otherwise encapsulated by the
aforementioned, and is not exempt from disclosure.
This includes all of the following pertinent documents, as described in the
statute:
photographic, audio, and video evidence; transcripts or recordings of
interviews; autopsy reports; all materials compiled and presented for
review to the district attorney or to any person or body charged with
determining whether to file criminal charges against an officer in
connection with an incident, or whether the officer’s action was consistent
with law and agency policy for purposes of discipline or administrative
action, or what discipline to impose or corrective action to take;
documents setting forth findings or recommended findings; and copies of
disciplinary records relating to the incident, including any letters of
intent to impose discipline, any documents reflecting modifications of
discipline due to the Skelly or grievance process, and letters indicating
final imposition of discipline or other documentation reflecting
implementation of corrective action.

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,

JPat Brown

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above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 69146
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. 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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On Feb. 19, 2019:
Hello,

Public records requests are handled by a department on campus. Please
resubmit your request to pra@berkeley. edu <pra@berkeley.edu>.

For more information about the guidelines for making public records
requests with our campus, please refer to the following website:
https://chancellor.berkeley.edu/services/public-records/requesters.

Thank you,
UCPD Records
*UC Berkeley Police Department Records Unit*
*1 Sproul Hall*
*Berkeley, CA 94720-1199*
*Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm*
*Tel: (510) 642-6760*
*Fax: (510) 643-4655*
---

On Feb. 19, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

SB 1421 became law in January 2019 in the State of California. (
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1421)

Under it, records pertaining to certain kinds of police incidents are newly
eligible for disclosure under CPRA.

I am making the following request for all sworn police officers with the
agency. Attached is a roster of such sworn officers from 2018. If there are
current additional sworn officers not included in this roster, please
include those additional officers in this request. If there are officers
included in the attached roster that are no longer with the agency, I
request historical records for that officer.

I hereby request the following records for each agency officer at the
agency:
1. Incidents involving the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace or
custodial officer
b) Incidents in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial
officer against a person resulted in death, or in great bodily injury
c)Any record(s) relating to any incident(s) in which a sustained finding
was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency that a peace
officer or custodial officer engaged in sexual assault involving a member
of the public.
d) Any record(s) relating to any incident(s) in which a sustained finding
was made by any law enforcement agency or oversight agency of dishonesty by
a peace officer or custodial officer directly relating to the reporting,
investigation, or prosecution of a crime, or directly relating to the
reporting of, or investigation of misconduct by, another peace officer or
custodial officer, including, but not limited to, any sustained finding of
perjury, false statements, filing false reports, destruction, falsifying,
or concealing of evidence.
e) any civilian complaint that isnot otherwise encapsulated by the
aforementioned, and is not exempt from disclosure.
This includes all of the following pertinent documents, as described in the
statute:
photographic, audio, and video evidence; transcripts or recordings of
interviews; autopsy reports; all materials compiled and presented for
review to the district attorney or to any person or body charged with
determining whether to file criminal charges against an officer in
connection with an incident, or whether the officer’s action was consistent
with law and agency policy for purposes of discipline or administrative
action, or what discipline to impose or corrective action to take;
documents setting forth findings or recommended findings; and copies of
disciplinary records relating to the incident, including any letters of
intent to impose discipline, any documents reflecting modifications of
discipline due to the Skelly or grievance process, and letters indicating
final imposition of discipline or other documentation reflecting
implementation of corrective action.

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,

JPat Brown

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/university-california-berkeley-police-department-625/sb-1421-police-complaints-uc-berkeley-pd-69146/?email=pra%40berkeley.edu&uuid-login=fbec1fc8-8460-4dec-8ca1-f139b3ec504f#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 69146
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. 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.

From: University of California, Berkeley Police Department

THIS EMAIL IS NOT MONITORED IN REAL TIME, If you are reporting an emergency or in-progress event
call 510-642-3333 (tel:510-642-3333) Thank you for contacting the University Police. We do not handle crime reports electronically. We are available all hours of the day. Any patrol officer can assist you. To make a police report, please feel free to visit us at 1 Sproul Hall or call us at 510-642-6760

If you need to contact our Records Bureau,
send an email to the appropriate group:

Lost and Found - found@berkeley.edu (mailto:found@berkeley.edu)

Fingerprints Questions - ucpd-fingeprints@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd-fingeprints@berkeley.edu)

Requesting a Police Report - https://ucpd.berkeley.edu/services/records-request (https://ucpd.berkeley.edu/services/records-request)

If you have an alarm, cardreader, metal key, or camera issue...
call our dispatch at 510-642-6760 and email the following:

alarm: ucpd_alarm@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd_alarm@berkeley.edu)
cardkey: ucpd_aac@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd_aac@berkeley.edu)
video: ucpd_video@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpd_video@berkeley.edu)
metal key or lock: ucpdlockandkeyrequest@berkeley.edu (mailto:ucpdlockandkeyrequest@berkeley.edu)

We will reply to your non-emergency email
as soon as possible.

--

________________________________________________
University of California Police Department (UCPD), Berkeley
1 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6760 http://police.berkeley.edu/ (http://police.berkeley.edu/)
https://www.facebook.com/UCPDCal (https://www.facebook.com/UCPDCal) https://twitter.com/UCPD_Cal (https://twitter.com/UCPD_Cal)

From: University of California, Berkeley Police Department

Visit https://chancellor.berkeley.edu/faq/public-records
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________________________________________________

University of California Police Department (UCPD), Berkeley
1 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6760
http://police.berkeley.edu/

https://www.facebook.com/UCPDCal
https://twitter.com/UCPD_Cal

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