McFarland PD homicides

Jon Swaine filed this request with the McFarland Police Department of Mcfarland, CA.
Est. Completion Dec. 7, 2015


From: Maraithe Thomas

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- A list of all arrest-related deaths during incidents involving McFarland PD officers since 2004.
- A list of all homicides by McFarland PD officers since 2004.
- A list of all officer-involved shootings by McFarland PD officers since 2004.
- A list of all complaints made by civilians against McFarland PD officers alleging excessive or inappropriate use of force since 2004, including outcomes of any subsequent inquiries.

In each case, please provide as much detail as is possible, including but not limited to: date of incident, street address of incident, identities/ages/sexes/races of the deputies and civilians involved, weapons used, circumstances of incident, police incident report or officer's narrative.

If fulfilling part of this request should delay your expected response time, please do not wait until all the information is available but rather release elements as they become available.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Maraithe Thomas

From: Maraithe Thomas

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your response to this records request is now overdue under the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250).

Please respond as soon as possible.

From: Scot Kimble

To Maraithe Thomas or Whom It May Concern,

We have a procedure for Public Record Information Act Requests that consists of filling out a form on the city side to make the official request. There are also possible fees involved depending upon the complexity of the request. Thank you. The phone number for the City is 661-792-3091. Thank you.


Chief of Police Scot Kimble
McFarland Police Department
401 West Kern Avenue
McFarland, Ca 93250
Office: 661-792-2121 Fax: 661-792-3558
Cell: 661-458-6467

From: Blanca

Good morning,

I have attached a public records request form for your request that you submitted to the Chief of Police in the City of McFarland.
Please complete your requested and submit it back to me and I will have the city attorney review your request. If we will require more time to obtain the information, if any, the city attorney will be notify you.

Thank you.

Blanca Reyes-Garza
City Clerk
401 W. Kern Ave
McFarland, CA 93250

From: Maraithe Thomas

OK - thank you. This will be coming to you from my colleague Jon Swaine.

From: Tom Schroeter

Your request was submitted on November 18, 2015 and a response was due on November 30, 2015. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and the breadth of your request seeking information since 2004, the city will need additional time to search its records and I therefore extend the time to respond from November 30, 2015 to December 7, 2015 pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c)(2).

From: Tom Schroeter

The response was emailed to Jon Swaine on December 9, 2015.