Sunnyvale department of safety Law Enforcement Data Calls for Service, Arrests, Complaints

Lawrence filed this request with the Department of Public Safety of Sunnyvale, CA.
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From: Lawrence

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the year starting January 1 2018 ending May 1 2019
We are requesting the following data in machine readable format (not pdf):

For Adults
Calls for service by type of call, type of call by disposition (e.g. arrest and arrest type - misdemeanor or felony, by race)
Number of arrests, and number of misdemeanors arrests by race, and number of violent offenses by race.
Number of use of force incidents, and number by race of victim and by armed/unarmed status of victim
Number of civilian complaints, and number ruled in favor of civilians
Number of homicides, and number unsolved by race of victim

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,

Lawrence

From: Department of Public Safety

Hello,

I have been away from the office and just got back to day. I will work on you inquiry and respond no or before 9/17/2020.

Regards,

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Phuong Fromm
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Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety

Phone: 408-730-7163
Fax: 408-730-7705

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From: Department of Public Safety

Dear Lawrence,

The City is in receipt of your request dated August 23, 2020 for the following information during the period of January 1, 2018 through May 1, 2019.

Request No. 1- Calls for service by type of call, type of call by disposition (e.g. arrest and arrest type - misdemeanor or felony, by race)
Request No. 2- Number of arrests, and number of misdemeanors arrests by race, and number of violent offenses by race.
Request No. 3- Number of use of force incidents, and number by race of victim and by armed/unarmed status of victim
Request No. 4- Number of civilian complaints, and number ruled in favor of civilians
Request No. 5- Number of homicides, and number unsolved by race of victim

Attached pdf files contain information responsive to your request pertaining to your request for calls for service data (Request No. 1).

Attached pdf files contain information pertaining to your request for the number of arrests (Request No. 2) which include the following details: crime report number, name/dob of arrestee, charges, race/sex of arrestee, arresting officer's name, and arrest date/time. Juvenile information has been redacted from the report to comply with California W&I Code 827.9.

For use of force incidents (Request No. 3), the California Department of Justice provides an annual report for use of force incidents resulting in great bodily injury. The annual reports for 2019 and 2018 can be found here: https://data-openjustice.doj.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/USE%20OF%20FORCE%202019.pdf and https://data-openjustice.doj.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2019-07/Use%20of%20Force%202018.pdf. The raw data can be found at the DOJ website here: https://openjustice.doj.ca.gov/data.

The City of Sunnyvale has made some information available on the number of civilian complaints (Request No. 4) which can be obtained on the City website here, https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=27286.

Information for homicides incidents (Request No. 5) is reported to DOJ; you can obtain the information here, https://openjustice.doj.ca.gov/exploration/crime-statistics/crimes-clearances. The City does not have a responsive record for your inquiry regarding the number of homicides unsolved by race of victim.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Phuong Fromm
Public Safety Records Manager
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety

Phone: 408-730-7163
Fax: 408-730-7705

Sunnyvale.ca.gov<https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/>

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