California police data (Merced Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Merced Police Department of Merced, CA.
Multi Request California police 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 uses of force in 2018, broken down by type of force used (i.e. number of uses of tasers, number of uses of baton, etc.)
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians in 2018
3. The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians that were sustained in 2018
4. All arrests data reported to the California Department of Justice via the Monthly Arrests and Citation Register program covering arrests made in 2017 and 2018, including (but not limited to) the age, race/ethnicity, gender, offense category (felony, misdemeanor, status offense), charge and disposition of arrestees.

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: Merced Police Department

Good day,

The City received your request on July 17 and will respond as required by the act within the 10 day timeframe. As the 27th falls on a weekend, we will respond by Monday, July 29. I spoke with the Police Department and they are compiling the documents at this time. Thank you.


John Tresidder, CMC
Assistant City Clerk
City of Merced | 678 W. 18th Street | Merced, CA 95340
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From: Merced Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

The City of Merced has identified 558 pages of documents responsive to your request. These documents are in hard copy format and a fee of .10 per page will be applicable, plus any shipping/postage to your location. Shipping to MA is calculated at $25 on our postage machine. The total for all documents and shipping is $80.80. Documents will be released when payment has been received. I await your response. Thank you.

John Tresidder
Assistant City Clerk

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $80.80 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Merced Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Merced Police Department

Good Morning,

The responsive documents were mailed to the address as directed along with your receipt for payment on 8/13/2019 and should arrive at any time. Some documents were redacted per Government Code 6254(f). Thank you for your request.

John Tresidder
Assistant City Clerk
City of Merced