Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (San Jose Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA .
Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

If clarification of this request is required, please respond to the provided email address or leave a message at 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: San Jose Police Department

Beryl Lipton,

The City is in receipt of your Public Records Act Request which you emailed to Veronica Morales in the San José Police Department on June 27, 2020. The City of San Jose is in Stage 6 of its Pandemic Management Plan, The County of Santa Clara "shelter in place" order is still in effect and applies to the City of San Jose. This emergency necessarily creates an unusual circumstance which impacts the City's ability to provide services that are not immediately essential for the protection of public health and safety. The City is marshalling all of its resources to respond to COVID-19 and these actions have temporarily reduced the capacity of the City to respond to public records requests. The City will attempt to promptly respond to requests. However, until the City is back to full operational capacity, requests will be responded to as time, staffing and prioritization allows.

Please contact me if you have any questions pertaining to your Public Records Act request.

Cristin Reak-Zeljak
Legal Services Manager, San José City Attorney's Office
Direct: (408) 535-1209

From: San Jose Police Department

Please clarify your request of "inappropriate or illegal behavior". For example, do you want auto accidents (negligent operation of a vehicle) to be included?

Cristin Reak-Zeljak
Legal Services Manager, San José City Attorney's Office
Direct: (408) 535-1209

From: San Jose Police Department

Just a reminder that we require clarification of your request. Please see my email below dated July 8, 2020. Thank you.

Cristin Reak-Zeljak
Legal Services Manager, San José City Attorney's Office
Direct: (408) 535-1209

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Reak-Zeljak,

Thank you so much for your notes. Yes, I would be interested in all vehicular accidents, as well as administrative infractions and more serious transgressions. Please let me know if I can provide more clarification. Thank you so much for your time and help.

All the best,
Beryl

From: San Jose Police Department

Mr. Lipton,

This is in response to your Public Records Act Request which you clarified on August 6, 2020. We have prepared the two attached PDFs that contain disclosable responsive information. Your request is now completed.

Any person who believes that he or she has been inappropriately denied access to City of San José public records may appeal to the City Council Rules and Open Government Committee<https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/office-of-the-city-manager/official-city-records/appeals>.

Please contact me if you have any questions pertaining to your Public Records Act request.

Cristin Reak-Zeljak
Legal Services Manager, San José City Attorney's Office
Direct: (408) 535-1209

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