Request #RT-10422
Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records from the Oakland Police Department: 1. Copies of all incident reports, (sometimes called "after-action reports"), pertaining to all of your agency's S.W.A.T. team deployments for as far back in time as such records exist. If the tactical operations unit in your agency goes by another name besides “S.W.A.T.”, (e.g. “TAC” or “PPU”), then please provide the above information for that unit. 2. If your agency or legal counsel determines that these reports contain sensitive information, and therefore cannot be released to the public in their entirety, I instead request the following: a) The dates, reasons, locations, and outcomes (i.e. whether the deployment resulted in the use of force; and whether any S.W.A.T. members were injured during the deployment) of all S.W.A.T. team deployments for as far back in time as such records exist. b) If possible, please provide the above information in a spreadsheet in which each row contains the following information: the date of each deployment; the reason for the deployment (e.g. "hostage barricade"; "warrant service"); the location of the deployment (the city or zip code in which the deployment occurred); whether the S.W.A.T. team used force on any individuals during the deployment; whether any S.W.A.T. team members were injured during the deployment. c) If only some of these data fields are available, (for example, if dates and reasons can be supplied, but locations and data on the use of force and injuries cannot), then please fulfill the portion of my request for which data is available rather than reject the entire request outright. 3. If providing the responsive materials to items 1) or 2) is not possible, please instead provide me with annual counts of S.W.A.T. team deployments in all years for which records are available. 4. If your agency's S.W.A.T. team works in partnership with other jurisdictions (i.e., multiple city or county agencies contribute members to a common S.W.A.T. team), please provide me with the names of those other agencies, noting which agency commands the unit. 5. Please inform me of the date of the creation of your agency’s S.W.A.T. unit. If the exact date is not available, please provide me with the month or year of the unit's creation.


July 2, 2015 via web


July 12, 2015


Oakland Police Department





Point of Contact

Amber C Fuller

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All information found was released and redacted per CGC 6254(f).
July 31, 2015, 8:26am by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
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Mr. Jonathan Mummolo- Point #1-Material found from 2013 to the present with redactions Per CGC 6254(f). Point #2- N/A as #1 fulfilled. Point #3- N/A as #1 fulfilled. Point #4-N/A we are not part of a regional SWAT team Point #5-Unknown. Unable to locate any records in regards to this question
July 31, 2015, 8:23am by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
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Your requested information is estimated to be completed by the custodian of the records by July 31, 2015.
July 17, 2015, 11:54am by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
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Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate division for completion. We will provide you with an update by July 17, 2015.
July 10, 2015, 1:09pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)