Use of Force/Complaints Data (Whittier Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Whittier Police Department of Whittier, CA.
Multi Request Use of Force/Complaints 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 use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
3. The total number of police use of force complaints reported between 2013-2017 (separated by year).
4. The total number of police use of force complaints sustained between 2013-2017 (separated by year).

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.


Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

I've received several letters over the last several weeks asking for the same information and now follow up letters asking if we're going to respond to the original January 23rd request. I received the letter on February 1st and responded by email on February 11th. Please see the attached response I sent you on February 11, 2019. Should you need anything further regarding your request please contact me.


Lt. Kent Miller
Whittier Police Department