Request #19-396
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Under the California  Public Records Act § 6250 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of the following public records.

 

  1. Records from Jan.1,2005 to present relating to the report, investigation, or findings of incidents in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer, employed by the Vallejo Police Department, against a person resulted in death, or great bodily injury, as defined by Cal. PEN. Code§ 832.7 (b)(ii)."
  1. All use of force incidents involving Vallejo Police Officers from Jan.1,2005 to the present date.

Received

June 25, 2019 via mail


Departments

Police Department


Requester

Robert A. Campos

Documents

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Staff

Point of Contact

Joni Brown

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The City has released a video presentation, along with the raw footage, of the officer involved shooting that occurred on January 6, 2019.  The City has blurred portions of the video that are exempt from public disclosure on the basis of the privacy of the involved individual pursuant to Government Code section 6254(f)(4)(B).  You may access the materials here: 

bit.ly/criticalincident010619

August 16, 2019, 2:11pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Dear Robert Campos:

On June 25, 2019, we received your request.  Below is your request, and our response is as follows:


Records from Jan.1,2005 to present relating to the report, investigation, or findings of incidents in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer, employed by the Vallejo Police Department, against a person resulted in death, or great bodily injury, as defined by Cal. PEN. Code§ 832.7 (b)(ii)."

All use of force incidents involving Vallejo Police Officers from Jan.1,2005 to the present date.

  • The City of Vallejo estimates that responsive records from 2010-2013 will be available on or before October 31, 2019.  Please note that records pertaining to uses of force that resulted in great bodily injury will be limited to records created after October 10, 2012, when the Vallejo Police Department implemented a system to track incidents resulting in the use of force.  The City of Vallejo has determined that the public interest in disclosure of responsive records involving great bodily injury from prior to October 10, 2012 is clearly outweighed by the public interest in non-disclosure due to the burden and expense of segregating exempt materials from nonexempt materials in that time period, as the only records available are police reports and that would require a manual reading of every report to determine whether any force was used, and further investigation to determine whether the force resulted in great bodily injury.  Government Code section 6255(a); American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. Deukmejian, 32 Cal.3d 440 (1983). 

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

July 15, 2019, 4:04pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Per the agreement between both parties, further information regarding the remaining items in the request will be addressed on or by August 2, 2019.  

July 11, 2019, 2:57pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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We will provide you another update by July 11, 2019, on the remaining items in your request.  

July 3, 2019, 5:05pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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You are receiving this message because you have requested (at least in part) available records from 2014 to the present now available under Penal Code section 832.7(b).  Today, we have released additional records related to this request.  Please visit the site below to review the memo and documents now available.

 

All of the information can be accessed here:  http://www.cityofvallejo.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=13506&pageId=15359557

July 2, 2019, 11:32am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Officially Receiving PRA Request

I have received your request for a public record.

The California Public Records Act, Government Code §6250, et seq., gives you the right to obtain a copy of identifiable public records. Government Code §6253(c) provides that the City has up to 10 days after receipt of your request to determine whether to comply with your request and shall immediately notify you of this determination and the reasons therefore.

I will notify you in writing of the City’s determination. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

July 2, 2019, 11:31am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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July 2, 2019, 11:30am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I
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July 2, 2019, 11:30am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I