|Submitted||Aug. 26, 2014|
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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, or databases created since Jan. 1, 2009 that detail lawsuits brought against the police department. This should include any documentation mechanism the department's legal division uses to track lawsuits. It should also include any documents that the department submits to local, state, or federal agencies listing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the 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 also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
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.
I am responding to your Public Records Request. Please contact the appropriate entity in San Francisco which handles all matters in regards to pending litigation. Please contact the San Francisco City Attorney's Office with your public records request. You may do so at the below listed options. We have complied with California Public Records Act laws by response and referring you to appropriate agency. See California Government Code section 6253.1, California Government Code Section 6253(c).
By U.S. Mail
Office of the City Attorney
City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4682
(415) 554-4700 phone
(415) 554-4745 fax
(415) 554-6770 TTY
Officer Albie Esparza #4150
Public Information Officer
San Francisco Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
Media Relations Unit
850 Bryant Street #553
San Francisco, CA. 94103
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