Capitola police data collection (2020-2022)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Capitola Police Department of Capitola, CA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. the total number of police use of force incidents, separated by year from 2020-2022 (for example, "283 total use of force incidents in 2021, 333 total use of force incidents in 2022, etc.)
2. the total number of police use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2020-2022 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2021, 3 baton incidents in 2021, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2020-2022, separated by year
4. the total number of officer involved shootings incidents from 2020-2022, separated by year (excluding shootings of animals and accidental discharges that are not directed at a person)

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.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

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: Capitola Police Department

Completed response uploaded.

Tracie Hernandez
Police Records Manager
Capitola Police Department

  • PRA_Muckrock_Use_of_Force_2020-2023_Response_Packet_062823.pdf



  • 06/28/2023