Use of Force Policy (San Bernadino County Sheriff)

DeRay Mckesson filed this request with the San Bernardino County Sheriff of San Bernardino County, CA.


From: DeRay Mckesson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding use of force.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.


DeRay Mckesson


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 11, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: deJong, Vicki

I've forwarded your request to the current records manager Sarah Garcez. Please send all future requests to<>
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From: Garcez, Sarah

Your request has been forwarded to our Civil Liabilities Division.

In the future, please send all requests to<>

Thank you.

From: Kowalski, Miles

Mr. Mckesson,
I've attached the following sections of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's policy manual.
3.600. Use of Force
3.604. Use of Reasonable Force: Defined
3.606. Factors Determining Reasonable Force
3.608. The Use of Deadly Force
3.610. Reporting Use of Force
3.610.10. Reporting the Use of Force: Supervisors Responsibility
3.612. Use of Firearms: Approved Firearm Immediately Available
Let me know if you have any questions.
Miles Kowalski
Deputy County Counsel

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