Policies Regarding the Practice of Cavity Searches on Women (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department of Los Angeles County, CA.
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From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any documents, policies, or training materials given to police officers that detail when and how to perform a cavity search.

The practice of humiliating cavity searches as been widely reported on: https://mic.com/articles/58173/shocking-videos-show-texas-cops-performing-illegal-body-cavity-searches-on-women#.Q7unwOi1M

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,

Cynthia Fernandez

From: Discovery Unit PRA Requests

Ms. Fernandez – Sorry for the delay in responding. There has been some confusion in your requests. Could you please contact me to discuss.

Please Note: I am leaving today at 12:30 p.m. I will be in the office tomorrow from 6:00 am to 3:30 pm

Thank you,

Pam Vanover, OAIII
Discovery Unit
(323) 890-5439
(323) 890-5000 (Main)
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From: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Ms. Fernandez - Attached is LASD response regarding your request for records pursuant to the California Public Records Act
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On Aug. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any documents, policies, or training materials given to police officers that detail when and how to perform a cavity search.

The practice of humiliating cavity searches as been widely reported on: https://mic.com/articles/58173/shocking-videos-show-texas-cops-performing-illegal-body-cavity-searches-on-women#.Q7unwOi1M

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,

Cynthia Fernandez

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