Search Warrant Data (California Highway Patrol)

Lucy Parsons Labs filed this request with the California Highway Patrol of California.
Multi Request Search Warrant Data
Est. Completion Nov. 12, 2019
Status
Fix Required

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From: Lucy Parsons Labs


To Whom It May Concern:

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

For all search warrants, applications for search warrants, cancellations, and authorization for search warrants between 2012 to the date of processing this request, please provide the following points of record for each:

Full Name of requester
If arrest, arrest ID (eg some cities/states use, "Incident Report")
Reason(s) for search warrant (typically either hand-written, or checkboxes)
Badge ID (or similar) of requester
District/Unit
Name of Judge
Name of approving officer
Whether an Arrest happened
Requested location of search warrant
Location of search warrant execution
Type of search warrant
Statements used to justify search warrant
Time and date when search warrant was submitted for approval
Time and date when search warrant was executed
Whether anything was seized
Whether anything was found
License plate of vehicle (if relevant)
Race of person for search warrant
Age of person for search warrant
State of person for search warrant
Whether an informant was involved
Method of contact with informant leading to search warrant (eg, phone call, mail, fax, email, etc)
Description of person search warrant executed on
Legal code of violation
Description of violation
Date of violation
If search warrant related to debt: name of company debt is owed to, amount owed
Whether FBI involved
ID associated with FBI document (eg, IR #)
Whether search warrant was cancelled
Whether contraband found
Whether narcotics found

The records responsive to this request are likely available in a database, or in some query-able format. If your department or agency does not have direct access to the records, please raise to the respective department that can run queries directly (eg, through SQL).

Should your agency not have all of the requested records within a single record or document, please provide me the relevant documents that do, even if that requires more than one class of document. Should some of the records be unavailable, please let me know ahead of time so that we can narrow the request accordingly.

As the records responsive to this request are imperative for understanding how search warrants are executed, I ask that the public interest of these records be evaluated to the extent that the public's interest outweighs this request's burden. To add, this request is being sent to the largest city of every state and will be collated together to create a comprehensive map of search warrants throughout the US. As such, the records are not only important for understanding search warrants at a local level, but also at a national and state-wide level.

Please ensure that provided documents comply with Section 508, as these records will be shared with members of the public who are covered under the ADA. This guide should be helpful: https://www.hhs.gov/web/section-508/making-files-accessible/checklist/pdf/index.html

If this request was sent to the wrong department or agency, please let me know so that I can send to the correct place.

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,

Lucy Parsons Labs

From: California Highway Patrol

The form is attached showing receipt of your PRA request. The form does not have room for your full request verbatim; however, your entire request will be dealt with.

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From: California Highway Patrol

Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations
P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001
(916) 843-3310
(800) 735-2929 (TT/TDD)
(800) 735-2922 (Voice)

November 12, 2019

File No.: 013.A13673.A16501.2019-102

MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Attention: Lucy Parsons Labs

Dear Lucy Parsons Labs:

The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations (COMR) received your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request, received by this office on November 1, 2019.

In your request you asked for the following, verbatim:

* For all search warrants, applications for search warrants, cancellations, and authorization for search warrants between 2012 to the date of processing this request, please provide the following points of record for each:

* Full Name of requester
* If arrest, arrest ID (eg some cities/states use, "Incident Report")
* Reason(s) for search warrant (typically either hand-written, or checkboxes)
* Badge ID (or similar) of requester
* District/Unit
* Name of Judge
* Name of approving officer
* Whether an Arrest happened
* Requested location of search warrant
* Location of search warrant execution
* Type of search warrant
* Statements used to justify search warrant
* Time and date when search warrant was submitted for approval
* Time and date when search warrant was executed
* Whether anything was seized
* Whether anything was found
* License plate of vehicle (if relevant)
* Race of person for search warrant
* Age of person for search warrant
* State of person for search warrant
* Whether an informant was involved
* Method of contact with informant leading to search warrant (eg, phone call, mail, fax, email, etc)
* Description of person search warrant executed on
* Legal code of violation
* Description of violation
* Date of violation
* If search warrant related to debt: name of company debt is owed to, amount owed
* Whether FBI involved
* ID associated with FBI document (eg, IR #)
* Whether search warrant was cancelled
* Whether contraband found
* Whether narcotics found
.
The Office of COMR is determining whether you seek copies of disclosable public records in the Department's possession. This will require personnel to search for and collect the requested records from facilities that are separate from the office processing the request. Additionally, COMR personnel must consult with another component of the Department, which has a substantial subject matter interest therein. Accordingly, COMR is extending its 10-day response timeframe by an additional 14 days, as authorized by Government Code section 6253, Subdivisions (c)(1) and (c)(3).

If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact this office at (916) 843-3310.

Sincerely,

F. CLADER
Director of Communications

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From: California Highway Patrol

Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations
P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001
(916) 843-3310
(800) 735-2929 (TT/TDD)
(800) 735-2922 (Voice)

November 26, 2019

File No.: 013.A13673.A16501.2019-102

MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com

Attention: Lucy Parsons Labs

Dear Lucy Parsons Labs:

The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations (COMR) received your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request dated and received by this office on November 1, 2019. On November 12, 2019, COMR extended its 10-day response timeframe by an additional 14 days, as authorized by Government Code Section 6253(c)(1). Please accept this correspondence as a determination on your request.

In your request you asked for the following, verbatim:

1. For all search warrants, applications for search warrants, cancellations, and authorization for search warrants between 2012 to the date of processing this request, please provide the following points of record for each:

* Full Name of requester
* If arrest, arrest ID (eg some cities/states use, "Incident Report")
* Reason(s) for search warrant (typically either hand-written, or checkboxes)
* Badge ID (or similar) of requester
* District/Unit
* Name of Judge
* Name of approving officer
* Whether an Arrest happened
* Requested location of search warrant
* Location of search warrant execution
* Type of search warrant
* Statements used to justify search warrant
* Time and date when search warrant was submitted for approval
* Time and date when search warrant was executed
* Whether anything was seized
* Whether anything was found
* License plate of vehicle (if relevant)
* Race of person for search warrant
* Age of person for search warrant
* State of person for search warrant
* Whether an informant was involved
* Method of contact with informant leading to search warrant (eg, phone call, mail, fax, email, etc)
* Description of person search warrant executed on
* Legal code of violation
* Description of violation
* Date of violation
* If search warrant related to debt: name of company debt is owed to, amount owed
* Whether FBI involved
* ID associated with FBI document (eg, IR #)
* Whether search warrant was cancelled
* Whether contraband found
* Whether narcotics found

As your request relates to item 1, and the associated 32 data points, the Department does not have a centralized computer system capable of producing the records you are requesting. As such, your request is overbroad, and does not meet the requirements contained in Government Code Section 6253, subdivision (b), and is denied. If you would like certain documents related to a particular record, please provide a more focused and specific request (such as date, incident, Area office, location, time, specific incident, officers involved, etc.).

If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact this office at (916) 843-3310.

Sincerely,

F. CLADER
Director of Communications
Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations

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From: Lucy Parsons Labs

Thank you for your response. Is there any way that you can tell me which of my requested records would be available? I'm very willing to narrow this request, but I'm not sure which records your agency actually maintains and would appreciate your help in reducing the request to match your records systems.

From: California Highway Patrol

To Lucy Parsons Labs:
If you would like to learn more about the search warrant process and how to request specific records, we would be willing to discuss it in a telephone call. Let me know if you would like to arrange a call, so the CHP subject matter experts can participate.

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From: Lucy Parsons Labs

That would be very helpful. Could we discuss sometime next week, preferably in the afternoon?

From: California Highway Patrol

We would like to schedule the call after January 6. The people who would participate will be out of the office over the holidays, starting today.

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From: Lucy Parsons Labs

Could we schedule something for this coming week? We will have two of our members on the call.

From: California Highway Patrol

We can be available any time after 10:00 a.m. PST tomorrow, January 14.
Let me know a good time and number to call you.

Janelle Fallan Dunham
Community Outreach and Media Relations
(916) 843-3314

From: California Highway Patrol

Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in a call today.

Janelle Fallan Dunham
Community Outreach and Media Relations
(916) 843-3314

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