California police data (Westminster Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Westminster Police Department of Westminster, CA .
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: Westminster Police Department

Good Afternoon,

In response to your Public records request dated and received on July 17, 2019 for the total number of force, force complaints & sustained from civilians in 2018, and all arrest data reported to DOJ in 2017 and 2018, staff has determined that pursuant to Government Code Section 6253(c)(2), the City will respond to your request on or before August 13, 2019. The reason for this extension is because this request requires the City to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Abigail Y. Alcala
Assistant City Clerk
City Clerk's Office | City of Westminster
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 714-548-3174 | Fax: 714-379-2895
Email: aalcala@westminster-ca.gov<mailto:aalcala@westminster-ca.gov>

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NOTE: Closed alternate Fridays. Click here<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/cals/default.asp> for calendar.

Please note that email correspondence with the City of Westminster, along with attachments, may be subject to the California Public Records Act, and therefore may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise exempt.

From: Westminster Police Department

Good Afternoon,

In regards to your public records request submitted on July 16, 2019, our police department is still searching for, collecting, and examining a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records. If any records are available, I will forward them to you.

Kind Regards,

Abigail Y. Alcala
Assistant City Clerk
City Clerk's Office | City of Westminster
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 714-548-3174 | Fax: 714-379-2895

[cid:image001.jpg@01D551FB.6C7F7070]<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/>

NOTE: Closed alternate Fridays. Click here<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/cals/default.asp> for calendar.

Please note that email correspondence with the City of Westminster, along with attachments, may be subject to the California Public Records Act, and therefore may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise exempt.

From: Westminster Police Department

Good Afternoon,
In regards to your public records request submitted on July 16, 2019, our police department is still searching for, collecting, and examining a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records. If any records are available, I will forward them to you as soon as available.
Kind Regards,

Abigail Y. Alcala
Assistant City Clerk
City Clerk's Office | City of Westminster
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 714-548-3174 | Fax: 714-379-2895

[cid:image001.jpg@01D55E85.C6D99FF0]<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/>

NOTE: Closed alternate Fridays. Click here<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/cals/default.asp> for calendar.

Please note that email correspondence with the City of Westminster, along with attachments, may be subject to the California Public Records Act, and therefore may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise exempt.

From: Westminster Police Department

Good Afternoon,

In regards to your public records request submitted on July 16, 2019, our police department is still searching for, collecting, and examining a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records. There is no estimated completion date as the police department is still looking over the records. If any records are available, I will forward them to you as soon as available.

Kind Regards,

Abigail Y. Alcala
Assistant City Clerk
City Clerk's Office | City of Westminster
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 714-548-3174 | Fax: 714-379-2895

[cid:image001.jpg@01D56A0D.762B5C90]<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/>

NOTE: Closed alternate Fridays. Click here<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/cals/default.asp> for calendar.

Please note that email correspondence with the City of Westminster, along with attachments, may be subject to the California Public Records Act, and therefore may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise exempt.

From: Westminster Police Department

Good Morning,

In response to your public records request dated July 16, 2019 and received July 17, 2019, please response attached and below (inblue).

1.) Total uses of force in 2018 is 82.

* 51 control holds

* 1 bean bag shotgun deployment

* 1 carotid restraint

* 6 distraction blows

* 2 Taser

* 1 K-9 deployment

* 2 Hobble restraint uses

* 1 OC spray (AKA pepper spray)

* 17 taken down to the ground, other

2.) The total number of use of force complaints reported by civilians in 2018 is 2.
3.) The total number of use of force by complaints reported by civilians that were sustained in 2018 is zero.

Please note this email fulfills the request and therefore, this request is now closed. If you have any problems with opening the file, please let me know as soon as possible.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (714)548-3237. Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Abigail Y. Alcala
Assistant City Clerk
City Clerk's Office | City of Westminster
8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 714-548-3237 | Fax: 714-379-2895
Email: aalcala@westminster-ca.gov<mailto:aalcala@westminster-ca.gov>

[cid:image001.jpg@01D59AC0.1917B4C0]<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/>

NOTE: Closed alternate Fridays. Click here<http://www.westminster-ca.gov/cals/default.asp> for calendar.

Please note that email correspondence with the City of Westminster, along with attachments, may be subject to the California Public Records Act, and therefore may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise exempt.
attachments, may be subject to the California Public Records Act, and therefore may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise exempt.

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