Police Use of Force/Complaints Data (Chula Vista Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Chula Vista Police Department of Chula Vista, CA .
Multi Request Police Use of Force/Complaints Data
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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 uses of force, by type of force used, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
3. The total number of use of force complaints sustained between 2013-2017 (separated by year).

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,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Chula Vista Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

We received your PRA request and have responsive information (attached). Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Shannel

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-476-2310

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Thank you for this. I'm also requesting statistics on the total number of subjects who received force from 2013-2017 (separated by year). Can you please send this to me?

Thanks!

-Sam

From: Chula Vista Police Department

Sam,

Please refer to the previous cover letter dated 9/24/2018. The Chula Vista Police Department only has data for years 2016 & 2017. The responsive information is also attached.
Regards,

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-476-2310

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi, my follow up request was for the number of *subjects* force was used against, not the total number of types of force used (for example, police could have used multiple types of force against a single subject). Can you please send me the number of subjects force was used against in 2016 and 2017 (separated by year). Thanks,

Sam

From: Chula Vista Police Department

Sam,

Thank you for clarification. I will get back to you very soon with an update.

Shannel

From: Chula Vista Police Department

HI Sam,

We checked our files for “the number of *subjects* force was used against for 2016 & 2017. There are no responsive records to your request as the Police Department does not use the records in the requested format. To obtain records in the requested format will require computer programming to extract and compile this information from the City’s electronic database. Pursuant to the provisions of Government Code section 6253.9, the requestor is responsible for the cost of programming and computer services necessary to produce a copy of the records, including the cost to construct the records.

Please let me know if you would like for me to obtain an estimate of programming and computer fees.

Thank you,

Shannel

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-476-2310

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi Shannel,

Yes, please advise as to the cost of producing this information.

Thanks!

Sam

From: Chula Vista Police Department

Sam,

We are checking and will get back to you soon with cost details.

Thanks ~ Shannel

From: Chula Vista Police Department

HI Sam,

We continued working with our program and were able to extract out the info that you need, so there are no programming costs. Here is the information:

number of *subjects* force was used against

2016 – Total # 609
2017 – Total # 565
Total # of Subjects # 1,174

Let me know if you have any questions.

Shannel

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-476-2310

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