Use and policies for controlled firearms acquired through 1033 program (Palm Springs Police Department)

John Lindsay-Poland filed this request with the Palm Springs Police Department of Palm Springs, CA.
Multi Request Use and policies for controlled firearms acquired through 1033 program
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From: John Lindsay-Poland

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of your agency related to the deployment and use of controlled equipment obtained through the 1033 Program of the Department of Defense, as set forth below.

According to records posted by the Defense Logistics Agency (https://www.dla.mil/DispositionServices/Offers/Reutilization/LawEnforcement/PublicInformation/), your agency acquired controlled equipment through the 1033 program, including firearms, as reflected in the attached spreadsheet.

I. Requests for Records
Records Request No. 1: All Documents constituting, reflecting, relating to or that contain current use policies if any for each type of 1033-program controlled equipment, including situations or circumstances in which use is authorized or prohibited.

Records Request No. 2: Records that list the dates, locations, suspected offense(s) or rationale for operation, controlled equipment deployed, arrests, and uses of force for each deployment of 1033-program controlled equipment since July 1st, 2019, specifically: firearms, armored vehicles, and night vision equipment.

Records Request No. 3: All records of complaints regarding the use and impact of 1033-program controlled equipment, including correspondence, visual or audio-visual materials, and responses to complaints.

Records Request No. 4: Documents that constitute, reflect, relate to or that contain rationales or criteria for acquisition of 1033-program controlled equipment, prior to its acquisition.

II. Response Time
Please provide requested documents as they become available.

Please respond to this request in ten (10) days, either by providing the requested information or providing a written response setting forth the specific legal authority on which you rely in failing to disclose each requested record, or by specifying a date in the near future to respond to the request. See Cal. Gov’t Code § 6255. Pursuant to section 6253, please disclose all reasonably segregable non-exempt information from any portions of records you claim are exempt from disclosure.

To assist with the prompt release of responsive material, we ask that you make records available to us as you locate them, rather than waiting until all responsive records have been collected and copied.

The American Friends Service Committee seeks this information as the requestor to promote and provide public access to these documents and increase civic engagement. Because this request is made on behalf of a nonprofit public interest organization, with the intent to make this material easily accessible to the public, we request that you waive any fees. In responding to this request, please keep in mind that Article 1, § 3(b)(2) of the California Constitution expressly requires you to broadly construe all provisions that further the public’s right of access, and to apply any limitations on access as narrowly as possible.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

If you would like to discuss these requests, please feel free to reach out to me, John Lindsay-Poland, co-director of the Healing Justice Program at 510-282-8983.

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.

Sincerely,

John Lindsay-Poland

From: Palm Springs Police Department

Thank you for submitting a request for records.

Your request security key is 336096.
Your request reference number is Request Number: PD-399-2021.

Please have this security key and reference number available when communicating with our staff regarding your request.

Note: This is an automated email notification. Please do not respond to this email.

From: Palm Springs Police Department

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We have completed your request. If you requested paper copies to be picked up, you may visit us during business hours to retrieve; if you asked for your copies to be mailed, they will be sent on the next business day; if you requested electronic copies, they can be retrieved from the public portal linked below.

Link: http://url4102.request.justfoia.com/ls/click?upn=XfJvxk0gd1RbNAoCtqw15vnYeg7VVFzryk9V8SA5oZd0Jd4-2BGK1mIbd5Rx4cr4rLj652ThupBdNOrBFiJ43pDIf990y5BDM1Pw5fE5V6SVQ-3DMI_T_ujQZ378OmEEKtkGiBPDu6cy-2FSBLnKPy0yaJ-2B7O-2B1wTEDr9W6SlnPe9CVPj68V1UHB8xn7UVW2uRwEQDT65uFB3J6ZwUV5ph7Wi0KiV8f06Jy4-2BUSvNG0ZHJIP9XE1rgMW5zeP4m034-2B1io-2FuJARx24UOMUb8pXkUJ5Js70kWc9W7YKEaGPY2xNvwn8n4Ov5IdxtBFQdhX4cYl7yBIkvEEt6KRxO7vdzT2wyYxNNdh6wD3ZexQF1BMcHIX-2Bpz-2FgOrcRW0bqvGROpI4RsWoRfmPW4ixhrnp5-2FpJXH1m6r6Pae4HRRxF1U-2BaK5M8SV21pi2lmXQCz55YG5R24qFQ43exw-3D-3D

Request No.: PD-399-2021

Security Key: 336096

Thanks,

City of Palm Springs Staff

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From: Palm Springs Police Department

Our PRA portal should have sent the following info:

Public Records Request
Re: 1033 Program Equipment

From: John Lindsay-Poland

Dear Mr. Hutchinson:

Thank you for your response dated August 10 to my Public Records Act request regarding M-16 rifles acquired through the 1033 program. I understand from your response that the rifles are used for training and in the event of an active shooter situation.

Your response addresses Request #1, for use policies for the equipment. However, my request also included the following:

"Records Request No. 2: Records that list the dates, locations, suspected offense(s) or rationale for operation, controlled equipment deployed, arrests, and uses of force for each deployment of 1033-program controlled equipment since July 1st, 2019, specifically: firearms, armored vehicles, and night vision equipment.

Records Request No. 3: All records of complaints regarding the use and impact of 1033-program controlled equipment, including correspondence, visual or audio-visual materials, and responses to complaints.

Records Request No. 4: Documents that constitute, reflect, relate to or that contain rationales or criteria for acquisition of 1033-program controlled equipment, prior to its acquisition."

If the rifles were not used in any operation since July 1, 2019 (e.g., active shooter situations), then you may have no responsive records for Requests #2 and #3. Please confirm whether that is the case, or if there are any records of operation of the equipment.

Request #4 relates to documents regarding the rationale for acquisition, which may included documents submitted to the 1033 program at the time the rifles were acquired.

I appreciate your attention to the remainder of my original request. Please feel free to contact me at jlindsay-poland@afsc.org or by phone at 510-282-8983 if you have any clarifying questions.

Sincerely,
John Lindsay-Poland

From: Palm Springs Police Department

We do not have records responsive to items 2, 3 or 4. The original application for these items is more than 10 years old and so we do not have records responsive to item 4.

William Hutchinson | Lieutenant
Support Services
Palm Springs Police Department | 200 South Civic Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Office: (760)323-8109 | Fax: (760)-323-8173
Email: William.Hutchinson@palmspringsca.gov

From: John Lindsay-Poland

Dear Lt. Hutchinson,

Thanks so much for your help with this request. I appreciate it.

Sincerely,
John Lindsay-Poland

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