Use of force policy (CA) (Modesto Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Modesto Police Department of Modesto, CA.
Multi Request Use of force policy (CA)


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. All current policies regarding police use of force.
2. All current policies regarding police firearms.

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

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe:

This email is in response to your written request for public records received by the City on August 6, 2018. We are treating your request as a request for public records in accordance with California Government Code Section 6250 and following (the California Public Records Act, or "the Act"). The Act requires that public agencies make reasonably identified, non-exempt public records available for inspection or provide copies upon payment of the direct costs of duplication.

This email satisfies the City's requirement to notify you within ten (10) days whether the requested records will be disclosed. (Gov. Code 6253(c).) At this time we would like to inform you that a 14-day extension is necessary under Gov. Code section 6253(c)(1). The City has the need:

* To search for and collect the requested records from field facilities or other establishments separate from the office processing the request;

You will again be contacted regarding this request on or before August 30, 2018.


Dana Sanchez
Administrative Office Assistant III (Confidential)
City Clerk's Office
1010 10th Street. Suite 6600
Modesto, CA. 95354
(209) 577-5487<>



Mr. Sinyangwe, please find attached the findings of you CPRA request which was sent to you on 5/10/18. Please find including in this 2nd response, the updated firearms policy 312. Any questions you have please call me. Thank you

Pamela Gallagher
Modesto Police Department
Police Civilian Supervisor, Records Division
(209) 342-6181