CA Sheriff’s Use of Force data (Mono County Sheriff)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Mono County Sheriff of Mono County, CA.
Multi Request CA Sheriff’s Use of Force 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 use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, from 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported to the sheriff’s department and (separately) the total number of use of force complaints that were sustained from 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. The current sheriff’s deputies union contract
4. The current sheriff’s department policy manual

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: Mono County Sheriff


Attached you will find a print out showing the dates and cases where use of force occurred. We do not show anything between 2013-2016, only cases from 2016 through this year. Memorandums of understanding contracts can be found on the county website.


Felicity Clark
Mono County Sheriff’s Office
Records/Property Manager<>

From: Mono County Sheriff

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe,

Mono county has received your PRA request and will have the info to you as requested in 10 Days.

Thank you,

Sarah Roberts
Administrative Service Specialist
Public Information Officer
Mono County Sheriff's Office
760-965-6004 (cell)
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From: Mono County Sheriff

Good morning,

I am resending you the information you requested. This was originally sent to you on November 7, 2019. Please see below for the original email sent.


Felicity Clark
Mono County Sheriff’s Office
Records/Property Manager<>

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi, thanks for sending this. My request specified I'm looking for information on the types of force used (taser, physical force, baton, etc.) for each of these cases. Can you send me statistics showing that per year that you have data for? (For example: 2016: 3 taser, 2 baton, 1 physical force; 2017: 2 taser, 1 baton... etc)



From: Mono County Sheriff

Samuel, Please see the amended attachment with the breakdown requested. Also, the MOU and Personnel Policies requested are available on the Mono County Website at At the home page, click on “Government” then “Human Resources” and then “Resources”. Tabs for contracts and policies are available there for reading or printing for all County departments.

Sgt. Scott Bush
Dispatch / Jail Supervisor
Mono County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 616
Bridgeport, Ca. 93517
(760) 965-6333 (cell)