Policies on OC (San Francisco Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA.
Tracking # W062307-060117
Status
Completed

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: San Francisco Police Records Portal

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June 01, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Curtis Waltman
411A Highland Ave Dept MR 37966
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Records Request, dated June 01, 2017, Reference # P002697-060117

Dear Curtis Waltman:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated June 01, 2017, on June 01, 2017.

You requested, " On May 22, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:On May 22, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records: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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Curtis Waltman------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/san-francisco-police-department-367/policies-on-oc-san-francisco-police-department-37966/?email=sfpdmediarelations%40sfgov.org&uuid-login=1d9014db-227c-4fcd-aeb0-ebafccfee4a4#agency-reply Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 37966 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable. ------For mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 37966 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable. ------"

Responsive records are available via the San Francisco Public Records Center. Click on the link below to view your request.
California Public Records Request - P002697-060117 (https://sanfranciscopd.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/CustomerHome.aspx)

Items Requested:

-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. Department General Order uploaded to Portal

-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. Information is not maintained in the format requested.  Related documents are available on line at: http://sanfranciscopolice.org/police-commission-disciplinary-actions-veronese-reports and http://sanfranciscopolice.org/iad-sustained-complaints-chiefs-decision-0

-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. Information is not maintained in the format requested. Related documents are available at: http://sanfranciscopolice.org/occ-decision-issued
or http://sanfranciscopolice.org/occ-pending-chiefs-decision

You may also wish to contact directly the Department of Police Accountability (formerly OCC) to determine if the maintain more specific documents: http://sfgov.org/occ/

-Policies on the discipline of officers who misuse OC. Department General Order(s) uploaded to Portal

The Department maintains a website that contains various types of information.  You may wish to utilize the website for future projects:
http://sanfranciscopolice.org/

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Sergeant Michael Andraychak
Officer in Charge
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