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).
Lieutenant Steve Cheatham
Professional Standards Division
Vallejo Police Department