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

John Lindsay-Poland filed this request with the Placentia Police Department of Placentia, CA.
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PRR-2021-251

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: Placentia Police Department

Good morning,

Please confirm the email address that the July 28, 2021 request was sent to.

Thank you,

Blake Carri | Office Assistant | Administration
City of Placentia | 401 E. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870
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From: Placentia Police Department

Good afternoon,

This email serves as confirmation of your request received via email, August 9, 2021. Government Code Section 6253(c) states that within ten (10) days from receipt of the request, the agency will determine whether the request, in whole or in part, is in possession of the agency. We will inform you on or before, August 19, 2021 of responsive records, if any.

Thank you,

Blake Carri | Office Assistant | Administration
City of Placentia | 401 E. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870
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From: Placentia Police Department

Good afternoon,

The City of Placentia is in receipt of your public records request dated August 9, 2021.

The City requires additional time to produce any disclosable records. We will return a determination and/or the disclosable records to you no later than Thursday, September 2, 2021.

If you require further assistance, please contact our office at (714) 993-8231. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thank you,

Blake Carri | Office Assistant | Administration
City of Placentia | 401 E. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870
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From: Placentia Police Department

Good evening,

The City of Placentia is in receipt of your public records request dated August 9, 2021. The City requested an extension on August 19, 2021.

The City requires additional time to produce any disclosable records pending legal review. We will return a determination and/or the disclosable records to you no later than Thursday, September 16, 2021.

If you require further assistance, please contact our office at (714) 993-8231. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thank you,

Blake Carri | Office Assistant | Administration
City of Placentia | 401 E. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870
* (714) 993-8142 | 6 (714) 961-0283 | * bcarri@placentia.org<mailto:bcarri@placentia.org>
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From: Placentia Police Department

Good afternoon,

We received your public records request in person on August 31, 2021.

In your request you seek the following 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.

Please see below for responses to your requests:

Request 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.
- We do not have any documents/policies for 1033 equipment. All 1033 equipment was taken out of the field in 2017 and has not been fielded since.

Request 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.
- We do not have any of this due to the fact that we removed all 1033 equipment in 2017.

Request 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.
- We never received any complaints reference the use of 1033 equipment.

Request 4: Documents that constitute, reflect, relate to, or that contain rationales or criteria for acquisition of the 1033 program-controlled equipment, before its acquisition.
- Please see attached documents

At this time your request is deemed complete.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Thank you,

Blake Carri | Office Assistant | Administration
City of Placentia | 401 E. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870
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From: John Lindsay-Poland

Dear Blake Carri,

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

Sincerely,
John Lindsay-Poland

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