Request #19-786

I'm requesting access to records under the Public Records Act and in accordance with recent changes to Penal Code Sec. 832.7 which removes the confidentiality provision for certain police personnel records and police investigations of incidents involving "the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer," and incidents "in which the use of force by a peace officer or custodial officer against a person resulted in death, or in great bodily injury."


The shooting of Joshua Pawlik by multiple Oakland police officers on March 11, 2018 is precisely the type of incident which is now covered by the Public Records Act as modified by Senate Bill 1421.


Per the law, the City of Oakland must make available the following types of records which relate to the Pawlik OIS:


  1. transcripts or recordings of interviews;
  2. autopsy reports;
  3. all materials compiled and presented for review to the district attorney or to any person or body charged with determining whether to file criminal charges against an officer in connection with an incident, or whether the officer’s action was consistent with law and agency policy for purposes of discipline or administrative action, or what discipline to impose or corrective action to take;
  4. documents setting forth findings or recommended findings;
  5. copies of disciplinary records relating to the incident, including any letters of intent to impose discipline, any documents reflecting modifications of discipline due to the Skelly or grievance process, and letters indicating final imposition of discipline or other documentation reflecting implementation of corrective action.


Please provide me with the following records maintained by the City of Oakland:


  1. All documents setting forth findings or recommended findings with respect to the Pawlik OIS incident.
  2. The complete disciplinary report(s) for the Pawlik OIS incident for all officers involved.
  3. Any and all letters of intent to impose discipline on an officer for any policy violation related to the Pawlik OIS.
  4. Any and all letters indicating final imposition of discipline or other documentation reflecting implementation of corrective action in relation to the Pawlik OIS.
  5. Any and all communications from the Independent Monitor Robert Warshaw to any OPD official regarding the Pawlik OIS. Please include any communications regarding OPD's investigation and disciplinary findings.


Because Section 3304 of the Government Code requires the City of Oakland's disciplinary investigation of the Pawlik OIS to be completed on or before March 10, 2019, I am assuming that you have recently completed, or are close to completing these reviews.


If you have not completed the disciplinary investigation of the Pawlik OIS, I respectfully ask that you process my records request and release responsive records after the date which your review is completed, which legally shall be no later than March 11, 2019.


If you require an extension of time to review and redact any exempt information contained in any documents, please notify me and provide an estimated date of production for these records.


February 12, 2019 via email


July 24, 2020


Police Department





Point of Contact

Alisha Banda

Due Date Changed Public
07/24/2020 (was 06/26/2020).
June 24, 2020, 9:06am
Due Date Changed Public
06/26/2020 (was 06/05/2020).
May 29, 2020, 11:59am
Due Date Changed Public
06/05/2020 (was 04/23/2020).
May 8, 2020, 9:02am
Due Date Changed Public
04/23/2020 (was 03/26/2020).
March 26, 2020, 11:01am
Due Date Changed Public
03/26/2020 (was 02/27/2020).
February 27, 2020, 10:15am
Due Date Changed Public
02/27/2020 (was 01/30/2020).
January 23, 2020, 9:06am
Due Date Changed Public
01/30/2020 (was 12/30/2019).
December 30, 2019, 10:05am
Due Date Changed Public
12/30/2019 (was 11/30/2019).
November 27, 2019, 9:52am
Due Date Changed Public
11/30/2019 (was 10/31/2019).
November 6, 2019, 12:43pm
Due Date Changed Public
10/31/2019 (was 08/30/2019).
September 5, 2019, 3:09pm
Due Date Changed Public
08/30/2019 (was 07/04/2019).
July 17, 2019, 11:13am
Due Date Changed Public
07/04/2019 (was 05/31/2019).
June 10, 2019, 3:56pm
External Message Public

Please see email link below for newly released responsive documents

May 3, 2019, 4:17pm by Alisha Banda (Staff)
Due Date Changed Public
05/31/2019 (was 03/25/2019).
April 26, 2019, 1:50pm
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
March 6, 2019, 4:21pm
Document(s) Released Public
18-0067 Chief's Addendum.pdf
18-0067 EFRB Report Pawlik.pdf
18-0249 Frame By Frame IA.pdf
021919 Compliance Director EFRB 18F-0067 Addendum.pdf
March 6, 2019, 4:01pm
Due Date Changed Public
03/25/2019 (was 02/22/2019). We are gathering and reviewing all records and will produce any responsive documents on a rolling basis, subject to applicable exemptions
February 25, 2019, 11:17am
Department Assignment Public
Police Department
February 13, 2019, 12:46pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
February 13, 2019, 12:46pm