Palo Alto police protocols for dealing with the mentaly ill

Courtney Lewis filed this request with the Palo Alto Police Department of Palo Alto, CA.
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Awaiting Acknowledgement


From: Courtney Lewis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any documents, memos and email exchanges concerning the proper procedure and protocol for encounters with mentally ill individuals. Please include any documents containing alternate language, such as "mentally/emotionally unstable" or the PAPD's preferred terminology for such individuals.

The requested documents may be made available to the general public and will made in the process of news gathering and not 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.


Courtney Lewis


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