San Diego Police Department
San Diego, CA 92101
Re: California Public Records Act Request
To Whom it May Concern:
I am writing as one member of the eight-member, bipartisan United States Commission on Civil Rights, and not on behalf of the Commission as a whole, to request records under the California Public records Act § 6250 et seq. I hereby request copies of the following records:
-Any training materials used by the San Diego Police Department related to the identification, investigation, and reporting of hate crimes.
In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights and a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. The Commission is doing a report on hate crimes. Each member of the Commission may submit a statement to be included in that report. I am requesting these records so that I may discuss them in my individual Commissioner’s statement. I do not intend to use these records for any commercial purpose.
I request a waiver of all fees for this request. I believe this disclosure is within the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not in my commercial interest. Disclosing these training materials would allow me to compare hate crime training materials of police departments across the county. Making these comparisons would help further the development of civil rights policy.
The California Public Records Act requires a response to this request within ten business days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies of the records.
If you deny this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for your consideration of this request.
United States Commission on Civil Rights