Use of Force/Complaints Data (Garden Grove Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Garden Grove Police Department of Garden Grove, CA.
Multi Request Use of Force/Complaints Data


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, by type of force used, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
3. The total number of police use of force complaints reported between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
4. The total number of police 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.


Samuel Sinyangwe


MuckRock News,

In response to your PRA request, the Garden Grove City Hall was closed during the holiday season and was not back in operation until January 2, 2019. I returned to work on January 3, 2019, and saw that you had requested some information related to law enforcement statistics. I am responding to you to let you know that I am currently compiling the requested documentation and hope to have this for you as soon as possible.


Sergeant K. Ferrin #1663
Internal Affairs Unit
Professional Standard Division
Administrative Services Bureau
(714) 741-5923 work


Mr. Sinyangwe, please see attached correspondence by Jason McEwen concerning the above matter.

Gloria V. Herrera
Assistant to
Jason M. McEwen, Esq.
Stephanie A. Quartararo, Esq.
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart
555 Anton Blvd., Suite 1200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 415-1007 (Direct)
(714) 558-7000 (Reception)
(714) 835-7787 (General Fax)

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Mr. Sinyangwe-

Please see my attached correspondence of today's date.

Jason McEwen
Direct Line: 714-415-1080
Direct Fax: 714-415-1180

From: Garden Grove Police Department

We have responded to this request on no fewer than 5 occasions via various delivery methods. The most recent was via regular mail with the responsive records enclosed, which was sent to the address listed on each of your emails. In fact, by looking at the correspondence chain above, I see that you already have the response in your records. Please kindly stop email about this request as it has been completed many times over.

Thank you,
Jason McEwen