CA Sheriff’s Use of Force data (Lassen County Sheriff's Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Lassen County Sheriff's Department of Lassen County, CA.
Multi Request CA Sheriff’s Use of Force data
Due Nov. 6, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

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 use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, from 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported to the sheriff’s department and (separately) the total number of use of force complaints that were sustained from 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. The current sheriff’s deputies union contract
4. The current sheriff’s department policy manual

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: Lassen County Sheriff's Department

Good afternoon,

I have received your request for information and have some questions I need you to answer before I can gather the information you're seeking. My questions are in red.

1. The total number of use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, from 2013-2018 (separated by year). Patrol deputies? Correctional Deputies in the jail? Both?
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported to the sheriff's department and (separately) the total number of use of force complaints that were sustained from 2013-2018 (separated by year). Patrol deputies? Correctional Deputies in the jail? Both?
3. The current sheriff's deputies union contract
4. The current sheriff's department policy manual Patrol staff or Jail staff?

Once you've answered my questions, it will take me several weeks to gather the information you requested and forward it to you. I should be able to do so via email. I do not anticipate that there will be a charge for providing you with the information you requested.
Regards,
Lisa Bernard
Youth Services Officer
Lassen County Sheriff's Office
1415 Sheriff Cady Ln.
Susanville, CA 96130
(530)251-2645
lbernard@co.lassen.ca.us<mailto:lbernard@co.lassen.ca.us>

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Here are my responses:
1. Both
2. Both
3. Yes
4. Both

From: Lassen County Sheriff's Department

We’re working on it. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to pull up use of force complaints and incidents in our computer system that far back so we’re having to do a manual search through all our hard files so it’s taking longer than expected.

Lisa Bernard
Youth Services Officer
Lassen County Sheriff’s Office
1415 Sheriff Cady Ln.
Susanville, CA 96130
(530)251-2645
lbernard@co.lassen.ca.us<mailto:lbernard@co.lassen.ca.us>

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