Use of Force Policy (Spokane Police Department)

DeRay Mckesson filed this request with the Spokane Police Department of Spokane, WA.


From: DeRay Mckesson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding use of force.

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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


DeRay Mckesson

From: Pfister, Terri

Mr. Mckesson:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your public records request below. The Spokane Police Department’s Policy Manual can be found on the City of Spokane’s website at the following link: If you turn on the bookmarks, you will be able to see the various Chapters and Titles contained in the Policy Manual. “Use of Force” appears under “Chapter 3 – General Operations.” Also, in case you may be interested, there is information relative to Use of Force located at the following link:

This concludes our response to your June 11, 2015, public records request. If we can be of additional assistance, please advise.


Terri L. Pfister, MMC | City of Spokane | City Clerk
808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA 99201-3342

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