Sonoma County Jail inmate death investigation, Fall 2014

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office of Sonoma County, CA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

All reports, evaluations, and related materials produced as a result of the October/November 2014 review of Sonoma County Jail's policies and procedures and the investigation of inmate deaths (

This request is being made as part of a journalistic inquiry. The requested documents will be made available to the general public. This request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Shannon Dower