Police Settlements Info (Fremont City Clerk)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Fremont City Clerk of Fremont, CA.
Multi Request Police Settlements Info
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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:

Copies of all reports, lists, databases, or individual documents created since Jan. 1, 2016 that detail lawsuits brought against the city's police department and the outcome of lawsuits brought against the city's police department which includes the financial settlement. This should include any documentation mechanism your department uses to track lawsuits. It should also include any documents that your department submits to local, state, or federal agencies listing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the police department.

This request should be construed to include documents compiled quarterly, annually, or in other increments as well as documents or databases that contain responsive information over a longer time span.

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: Fremont City Clerk

Good afternoon,

Your request was received and has been forwarded to staff to respond.

Merry Monlux
Deputy City Clerk | CITY OF FREMONT
3300 Capitol Ave, Bldg A | Fremont CA 94538

From: Fremont City Clerk

Good afternoon,
On behalf of Senior Deputy City Attorney Bronwen Lacey, attached please find her response to your Public Records Act request dated October 18, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lacey at (510)284-4030.

Thank you,

Elaine Roche
City of Fremont
PO Box 5006
3300 Capitol Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Dear Ms. Roche,

Thank you for your response. Individual documents are not required. However, a detailed list compiling the following information on civil lawsuits brought against the police department would satisfy the request:

1. Case Caption
2. Date
3. Race of Complainant (if available)
4. Nature of Lawsuit (excessive, force, etc)
5. Status of Case
6. Outcome of Case (Dismissed, Settlement Amount, etc.)

Thank you for all you hard work.

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Fremont City Clerk

Mr. Sinyangwe,

You are asking for a document that does not exist and the City has no duty to create a record that responds to your request. Gov. Code ยง 6252. Consequently, the City has no responsive document.


Bronwen Lacey
Sr. Deputy City Attorney
City of Fremont

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