California police data (Ventura Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Ventura Police Department of Ventura, CA .
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85628

Multi Request California police data
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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 police uses of force in 2018, broken down by type of force used (i.e. number of uses of tasers, number of uses of baton, etc.)
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians in 2018
3. The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians that were sustained in 2018
4. All arrests data reported to the California Department of Justice via the Monthly Arrests and Citation Register program covering arrests made in 2017 and 2018, including (but not limited to) the age, race/ethnicity, gender, offense category (felony, misdemeanor, status offense), charge and disposition of arrestees.

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,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Ventura Police Department

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

Thank you for your submission in the category of Public Record Requests>Public Record Request - Police, dated 07/23/2019.  This case has been assigned tracking number 85628.

A city staff member will contact you within ten calendar days to address your records request.  We appreciate your taking the time to contact the City of Ventura.

Thank you,
City of Ventura
(805) 654-7800
City Hall Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday; Closed Alternate Fridays (http://www.cityofventura.net/all_events1)

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From: Ventura Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

I have been asked to gather the items that you have requested.  Here are the responses to your requests:
1.  See attached document.  We had 88 reportable uses of force
2.  We had a total of 2 use of force complaints from civilians in 2018
3.  We had 0 use of force complaints sustained in 2018
4.  Regarding the arrest data, s tatistical summaries are available upon request from the California Attorney General’s Office, California Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Statistics Center, 4949 Broadway #B-234, Sacramento, CA  95820-1525, Phone:  (916) 227-3282, Fax:  (916) 227-0427.  We do no separate out the categories that you are requesting.  Your best bet would be to request those statistics from DOJ.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me or email me.
Commander Ryan Weeks Professional Standards Unit 805 39-4309 rweeks@venturapd.org (mailto:rweeks@venturapd.org)

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Use of Force Stats Download (https://clients.comcate.com/viewAttachment.php?id=ZDNad0RwTVVvUWthaWl4MWtDUHZSQStOV2VnVzRIMjdqdEVJTVgxODc4UT0=)


Original Request
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. The total number of police uses of force in 2018, broken down by type of force used (i.e. number of uses of tasers, number of uses of baton, etc.)
2. The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians in 2018
3. The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians that were sustained in 2018
4. All arrests data reported to the California Department of Justice via the Monthly Arrests and Citation Register program covering arrests made in 2017 and 2018, including (but not limited to) the age, race/ethnicity, gender, offense category (felony, misdemeanor, status offense), charge and disposition of arrestees.
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,
Samuel Sinyangwe
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