Police Data Collection Request (2016-2021)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Simi Valley Police Department of Simi Valley, CA.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year, from 2016-2021 (for example, 302 use of force incidents in 2016, 287 use of force incidents in 2017, etc.)

2. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force and year used from 2019-2021 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2019, baton incidents in 2019, etc.)

When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data for each item in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.

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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Simi Valley Police Department

The below was sent on 6/27/2023.


The City Clerk's Office is in receipt of your Public Records Act request dated 06/17/2023, seeking police records.
The City Attorney's Office reviewed your request against the provisions of the California Public Records Act (CPRA) Government Code (GC) ยง7920.000, et seq., and has determined that the information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to Government Code Sec. 7923.600 - .625, 7922.000, and Haynie v. Superior Court (80 Cal. App. 4th 603). A determination as to legal validity of these exemptions was rendered by City Attorney David Caceres.

The City Clerk's Office will consider your Public Records Act request closed at this time. Should you have any questions, please feel free to Contact the City Clerk's Office at (805)583-6748.


Angelica Aguirre
Deputy City Clerk