ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Santa Ana Police Department of Santa Ana, CA.
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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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,

Ken Schwencke

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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,

Ken Schwencke

From:

= RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT =
We are in receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request will be processed in compliance with the Public Records Act (California Gov. Code §6250 et seq.).
The Clerk’s Office will forward to appropriate department for processing and will contact you within 10 calendar days from the date the request is received.
Clerk of the Council Office, City of Santa Ana
http://www.santa-ana.org/coc/public_records_request.asp (http://www.santa-ana.org/coc/public_records_request.asp)

From:

Dear Ken Schwencke:
We are in receipt of your public records request submitted on 6/11/2019 9:33:41 AM.  Pursuant to Government Code § 6253.c(2), I am notifying you that due to the nature of your request, the City will need additional time to research, collect and appropriately examine our records.  We anticipate being able to respond on or before 7/5/2019.
Voluminous request.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.  Please do not reply to this email.  Use my contact information below.
Sincerely,

Rita Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Police Department
City of Santa Ana
RRamirez@santa-ana.org
714-245-8620

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Good evening Mr. Schwencke,

Sent on behalf of Records Manager Rita Ramirez, this email is to inform you that we are still reviewing all records responsive to your request. We intend to provide you the responsive data next week. Please do not hesitate to call or respond to this email with any questions you may have.

Thank you for your patience as we provide you this information.

Respectfully,

ELIZABETH PLOTNIK
Executive Assistant to Chief Valentin
Office of the Chief of Police
Santa Ana Police Department
714-245-8003

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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Good Evening Mr. Schwencke,

I am writing to provide you an update on your request. I have been advised that the detective handling your request requires 120 days to review and provide any and all responsive documents. I will keep you informed with any updates, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you so much.

Respectfully,

ELIZABETH PLOTNIK
Executive Assistant to Chief Valentin
Office of the Chief of Police | Santa Ana Police Department
Eplotnik@santa-ana.org<mailto:Eplotnik@santa-ana.org> | (714) 245-8003
[2]<https://www.santa-ana.org/150>[1]<https://www.santa-ana.org/2020Census>
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Good Afternoon Sir,

I apologize for the delay in getting back to you.

I spoke with the detective who is handling your request. He advised that given the voluminous nature of your request, it is taking much longer than anticipated to compile all responsive information to provide to you all at once.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any further questions. Thank you for your patience.

Respectfully,

ELIZABETH PLOTNIK
Executive Assistant to Chief Valentin
Office of the Chief of Police | Santa Ana Police Department
Eplotnik@santa-ana.org<mailto:Eplotnik@santa-ana.org> | (714) 245-8003
[2]<https://www.santa-ana.org/150>[1]<https://www.santa-ana.org/2020Census>
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for the years 2010 through 2013 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for 2014 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334.

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for 2015 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334.

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for 2016 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334.

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for 2017 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334.

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for 2018 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334.

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

* Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national original or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:
o the incident number
o date of the incident
o whether the crime was against individuals or a business/property
o number of victims
o race or ethnicity of the victims
o gender of the victims
o the offense classification
o the location of the incident
o the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc.)

The above Hate Crime Event Reports for January through March, 2019 are attached to this email. This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact myself at 714-245-8620 or Detective Matt McLeod at 714-245-8334.

Rita J. Ramirez
Police Administrative Manager
Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department
Office: 714-245-8620
#WEARESAPD
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