|Submitted||May 25, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:
For this request the time frame is 1/1/10. I seek records on OC (pepper spray) and a specific list of the records sought is included below:
-Policies on OC Spray. This includes policies on storage, what divisions receive OC, and the proper use of OC such as when to deploy it and how to specifically use pepper spray.
-All infractions for the time frame listed above for officers on the misuse of OC including excessive amounts deployed, using it during situations it was uncalled for, and improper storage. Other causes for infractions likely exist.
-Complaints to the department concerning the deployment of OC such as excessive amount used, or OC being deployed in a situation in which it was uncalled for.
-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC.
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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Wed. June 7, 2017
Per your May 25, 2017 data request, I am providing the department's response:
o I have attached Roseville Police Department Policy 101 Use of Force. OC Spray and/or ASR is addressed in Section 5C of the attachment. All department sworn officers, community service officers and reserve officers receive ASR once they receive training. Specific to storage: Employees carry their assigned ASR on their duty belt and when not on their duty belt the ASR is typically stored in the employee's locker. Information related to ASR deployment is addressed in policy.
o The department has no violation(s) of department policy specific to ASR use during the time period you requested.
o The department has no complaints from citizens reference an officers use of ASR.
o No officer has been disciplined for any ASR violation/misuse.
Please acknowledge receipt of this e-mail and attachment.
Roseville Police Department
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville Minnesota 55113