California Police Data Collection (Modesto Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Modesto Police Department of Modesto, CA.


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 reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2019-2020 (for example: 15 taser incidents in 2019, 27 taser incidents in 2020, 3 baton incidents in 2019, 18 baton incidents in 2020, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained in 2020.
3. a list of all officer involved shootings that were directed at a person from 2013-2020 (excluding shootings of animals and accidental discharges that are not directed at a person).
4. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

If only partial information is available responsive to one or more of these requests, please provide all of the information that is available.

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: Modesto Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

Please find attached responsive records to your CPRA request emailed to Modesto Police Department regarding our Use of Force Stats, Citizen Complaints, office involved shootings, etc..

Thank you,

Pamela Gallagher
Police Civilian Supervisor/Custodian of Records
Modesto Police Deparment
(209) 342-6181