Snowline Basketball Incident

Dave Maass filed this request with the Snowline Joint Unified School District Police Department of Phelan, CA.
Due Dec. 21, 2020
Est. Completion July 7, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Dave Maass


To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All records, complaints, reports, and citations associated with the basketball incident disclosed in this Wolfcom press release:

***According to Chief Mibeck, the decision to get body-worn cameras was partly preventive, but one incident made them realize they needed that extra layer of security for their officers. “At the end of our basketball game, a spectator got up, grabbed a basketball and threw it at the opposing team and it just missed hitting an eight-year-old boy. One of our officers turned around, walked up to the kid [that threw the basket ball], and put his hand on the kid’s shoulder, like in a fatherly way, and he, basically, was telling him ‘you’re out of here’. The kid, who was like 17, tripped and fell over. The officer almost fell with him and let go. But what happened is, about half the crowd just said ‘hey, that officer pushed that kid down’. We had no video because it occurred right underneath the camera [that was recording the game],” said Bryce.***

https://wolfcomusa.com/chief-bryce-mibeck-from-snowline-joint-unified-school-district-p-d-says-hes-happy-with-wolfcom-body-cameras/

- All communications between the Snowline Joint Unified Police Department and Wolfcom from Jan. 1, 2019 until Dec. 11, 2020.

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,

Dave Maass

From: Snowline Joint Unified School District Police Department

Dear Mr. Mass:

The Snowline Joint Unified School District is in receipt of your request
for public records, wherein you seek:

- All records, complaints, reports, and citations associated with the
basketball incident disclosed in this Wolfcom press release:

***According to Chief Mibeck, the decision to get body-worn cameras was
partly preventive, but one incident made them realize they needed that
extra layer of security for their officers. “At the end of our basketball
game, a spectator got up, grabbed a basketball and threw it at the opposing
team and it just missed hitting an eight-year-old boy. One of our officers
turned around, walked up to the kid [that threw the basket ball], and put
his hand on the kid’s shoulder, like in a fatherly way, and he, basically,
was telling him ‘you’re out of here’. The kid, who was like 17, tripped and
fell over. The officer almost fell with him and let go. But what happened
is, about half the crowd just said ‘hey, that officer pushed that kid
down’. We had no video because it occurred right underneath the camera
[that was recording the game],” said Bryce.***

- All communications between the Snowline Joint Unified Police Department
and Wolfcom from Jan. 1,2019 until Dec. 11, 2020

Though your request was dated December 11, 2020, it was sent after the
District Office had closed for the day. Accordingly, your request was
received on December 14, 2020.

Due to the need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a large
number of separate and distinct records, search for records from separate
facilities and/or physical locations, and/or consult with another agency
having substantial interest in the determination of the request, the
District is invoking its’ right to a fourteen (14) day extension to the
normal ten (10) day period for issuing a determination on your request, as
provided by law. (Government Code section 6253(c)). Accordingly, and as
provided by Government Code section 6253(c)(2), the date by which the
District will determine whether your request, in whole or in part, seeks
copies of disclosable public records, and notify you of the determination,
has been extended until July 7, 2021.

Sincerely,

Dennis Zimmerman
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
*Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement -Helen Keller*
*Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it -Nelson
Mandela*

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