Use of Force Policy (Chandler Police Department)

DeRay Mckesson filed this request with the Chandler Police Department of Chandler, AZ.


From: DeRay Mckesson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding use of force.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


DeRay Mckesson


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 11, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.


Employees of this department shall not use more force than is reasonably
necessary to accomplish their lawful purpose. Allowances must be made for
the fact that officers are often forced to make split-second judgments in
circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving about the
amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation. (See General
Order E-01.100)

(See attached file: E01-1forceoverview.pdf)

Please let us know if you need anything further.

Sergeant Joseph Favazzo
Chandler Police Department
480-782-4108 Office
480-677-5979 Cell