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

John Lindsay-Poland filed this request with the Paradise Police Department of Paradise, CA.
Tracking #

21-11

Multi Request Use and policies for controlled firearms acquired through 1033 program
Status
Completed

Communications

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: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

Your record request #21-11 has been submitted. You can see it anytime at the link below.

Thank you for submitting a public records request to the Town of Paradise. We are processing your request. We will let you know as soon as it is ready. 

-Town of Paradise Public Records Request Team 

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-11:

Mr. Lindsay-Poland

Your recent request to the Town of Paradise, received 08-13-2021, references an attached spreadsheet. However, this spreadsheet was not included with your request as received. For us to more effectively process your request, please forward the referenced attachment.

-Town of Paradise Public Records Request Team 

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-11:

Mr. Lindsay-Poland-

Your initial request letter was dated August 6, 2021. Since the request was sent through the USPS Mail, it was not received by the Town until Friday August 13, 2021. Today, we received your follow-up letter dated August 9, 2021. Since it too was sent via USPS Mail, you actually mailed your status request prior to your actual request ever having been received by the Town.

Be assured that your request has been received, is being processed and is getting the attention it deserves. As you must be able to imagine, the volume of requests our very small Town receives is a burden on staff time, however, we will address them. Having to process and respond to requests for updates sent before the request is even received, however, requires additional, unnecessary processing time.

Thank you for your interest in our operations, you will receive a further response within the appropriate time frame.

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

The due date for record request #21-11 has been changed to:

August 23, 2021

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-11:

Mr. Lindsay-Poland-

On August 16, 2021, we communicated to you that the spreadsheet that you referenced in your requested, and stated was attached to the request, was not included with the request. We requested that you send the spreadsheet you referenced so that we could see specifically what records you were requesting. As of this date, we have not received this information.

In an attempt to best respond to your request for information, without the necessary clarification, we are responding from the understanding that your request only applies to firearms received by the Town through the 1033 program.

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

A document has been released for record request #21-11:

* 2021-08-23-PPD PRA Response-1.pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After September 24, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

The due date for record request #21-11 has been changed to:

September 08, 2021

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: John Lindsay-Poland

Dear Paradise PD staff,

Thank you for your responses to date to my Public Records Act request regarding use and policies for 1033 controlled equipment acquired by PPD.

An earlier response from you indicated that you had not received the attachment with the original request, which was downloaded from the Defense Logistics Agency web site and shows equipment acquired by California law enforcement agencies, including PPD, through the 1033 program. Specifically, it indicates that PPD acquired 21 .556 rifles in 2002 through the program. In your response to request #4, regarding records showing the rationale for acquisition of the equipment, I hope this might be useful.

I look forward to your response by September 8.

best,
John Lindsay-Poland

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

A document has been released for record request #21-11 along with the following message:

The final response is now available on the Town's PRA website.

* 2021-09-08-PPD PRA Response-2.pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After October 8, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: Paradise Police Department

Town of Paradise

************************************************************************

Hi there

Record request #21-11 has been closed and published. The closure reason supplied was:

All records have been released, and your request has been fulfilled. Please confirm receipt. Thank you.

-Town of Paradise Public Records Request Team

************************************************************************
<em>Questions about your request?</em> Reply to this email or sign in to contact staff at Town of Paradise.<br></br><em>Technical support:</em> See our <a href='https://www.nextrequest.com/support'>help page</a>

From: John Lindsay-Poland

Dear Chief Reinbold,

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

Sincerely,
John Lindsay-Poland

Files

pages

Close