Lists of civil lawsuits brought against San Diego PD

Todd Feathers filed this request with the San Diego City Attorney of San Diego, CA.
Tracking # 2014-0804
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all reports, lists, databases, or individual documents created or updated since Jan. 1, 2009 that detail lawsuits brought against the city's police department. This should include any documentation mechanism your department uses to track lawsuits. It should also include any documents that your department submits to local, state, or federal agencies listing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the police department.

This request should be construed to include documents compiled quarterly, annually, or in other increments as well as documents or databases that contain responsive information over a longer time span.

I request that all fees be waived for this request because I am a journalist -- employed by the Boston Globe and MuckRock -- and intend to use the requested information to educate the public.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: Christilaw, Marisol

Dear: Todd Feathers

This e-mail is to inform you that the City Clerk's Office has received your Public Records Act request of September 2, 2014 reflecting your request for Copies of all reports, lists, databases or individual documents created or updated since 1/1/09 that details lawsuits brought against the City's Police Department.

This office follows City procedures in processing such requests. The initial step in those procedures is to forward a request to City Administration, which then assigns it to the appropriate responsible department for action. Once your request has been assigned, you should hear from the individual who is responding to it.
Please be aware that it may not be staff from the City Clerk's Office who will be responding.

In the meantime, should you have questions about the status of your request, I will be happy to reply with any information I may have about it. Please refer to the following City Clerk's tracking number when you contact me: CCPRA 2014-0804.

When requesting information pursuant to the Public Records Act, please address email to cityclerk@sandiego.gov<mailto:cityclerk@sandiego.gov> to ensure that it is processed promptly.

Thank You.

Marisol Christilaw
Deputy City Clerk I

City of San Diego | Office of the City Clerk
Elections | Information Services
Office 619.533.4011 | Email ChristilawM@sandiego.gov<mailto:aalaeipour@sandiego.gov>
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From: Shapiro, Nancy

September 11, 2014

Todd Feathers
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13240
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

By email to: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Public Records Act Request 2014-0804

Dear Mr. Feathers:

This correspondence is in response to your Public Records Act request dated September 2, 2014 for: "Copies of all reports, lists, databases, or individual documents created or updated since
Jan. 1, 2009 that detail lawsuits brought against the city's police department. "

The City of San Diego has no responsive documents regarding your request. The City does not maintain data bases that keep track of lawsuits against the City by way of categories, and under the California Public Records Act, the City has no duty to create such a record. We suggest you research the San Diego Superior Court case data base, from which you can search filed cases.

We will consider this matter closed at this time.

Sincerely yours,

Nancy Shapiro

Nancy Shapiro
Paralegal
Office of the City Attorney, Civil Division
1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 533-5800
Email: NShapiro@sandiego.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email and any attachments are for the exclusive use of the intended recipient. It may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please notify us immediately by return email and delete this message and its attachments from your computer system.
We do not waive any attorney-client, work product or other privilege by sending this email or attachment.

From: Todd Feathers

Ms. Shapiro,

Does the city have any database of the lawsuits brought against its various agencies?

Thank you for your help,
Todd Feathers

From: Shapiro, Nancy

September 19, 2014

Todd Feathers
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13240
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
By email to: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Feathers:

I have attached an email response we sent out to you on September 11, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like I might have left out a number on your email address. However, I never received a notice that email was kicked back. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Please email us and let me know you have received this email.

Thank you.

Nancy Shapiro

Nancy Shapiro
Paralegal
Office of the City Attorney, Civil Division
1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 533-5800
Email: NShapiro@sandiego.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email and any attachments are for the exclusive use of the intended recipient. It may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please notify us immediately by return email and delete this message and its attachments from your computer system.
We do not waive any attorney-client, work product or other privilege by sending this email or attachment.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 2, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number # 2014-0804.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shapiro, Nancy

Dear Mr. Feathers:

I sent you a response on Sept. 11, 2014 (attached), and then on Sept. 19, 2014 (below), because I don’t think I sent it to your correct email address.

Please let me know if you need any more information from me.

Sincerely yours,

Nancy Shapiro

The following is the response I sent you on Sept. 19:

September 19, 2014

Todd Feathers
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 13240
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
By email to: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Feathers:

I have attached an email response we sent out to you on September 11, 2014.

Unfortunately, it looks like I might have left out a number on your email address. However, I never received a notice that email was kicked back. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Please email us and let me know you have received this email.

Thank you.

Nancy Shapiro

Nancy Shapiro
Paralegal
Office of the City Attorney, Civil Division
1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 533-5800
Email: NShapiro@sandiego.gov<mailto:NShapiro@sandiego.gov>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email and any attachments are for the exclusive use of the intended recipient. It may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please notify us immediately by return email and delete this message and its attachments from your computer system.
We do not waive any attorney-client, work product or other privilege by sending this email or attachment.

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