Police use of force data (Arlington Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Arlington Police Department of Arlington, TX.
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. The total number of uses of force reported in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints sustained in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Arlington Police Department

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Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,
Welcome to the City of Arlington Open Records Center. We have received your Open Records Request.
The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The governmental body will try to complete the request as soon as possible with notification if the request will require more than 10 business days to complete. The governmental body may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record(s).
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Sincerely,
The City of Arlington
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From: Arlington Police Department

07/19/2018
Samuel Sinyangwe
411 A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Open Records Request Status Notification
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

Reference Number : W061687-070518

From: Arlington Police Department

Attachments:
61687_UOF_Policies_2016.pdf (https://arlingtontx.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/DownloadItemFile.aspx?iid=p7/qfrlPX5g=&fid=Zkf7EXSLxSChB5ja78elBXUmW8InODg7zA6VuMyq2ZU=&cid=hEexlbIBclY=)
OR2013-10884.pdf (https://arlingtontx.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/DownloadItemFile.aspx?iid=p7/qfrlPX5g=&fid=Zkf7EXSLxSA7p997kFWNNkenpzHEfCQFWiOZWd0s64c=&cid=hEexlbIBclY=)
OR2013-17148.pdf (https://arlingtontx.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/DownloadItemFile.aspx?iid=p7/qfrlPX5g=&fid=Zkf7EXSLxSA7p997kFWNNkenpzHEfCQFdJvLAxphFH0=&cid=hEexlbIBclY=)
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07/18/2018
Samuel Sinyangwe
411 A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Public Records Request
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

Attached you will find the documents you requested. You will notice that a portion of the document has been redacted. The Attorney General has issued a previous determination allowing us to withhold that portion of the general orders. I have attached those as well for your convenience. Sincerely,
ARLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS SERVICES
620 WEST DIVISION STREET
ARLINGTON, TX 76004-3231
817-459-5683
817-459-5682 fax


Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request.

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi, the document you’ve provided here is the Use of Force policy, not the data on the number of use of force incidents as requested. My request was for the following:
1. The total number of uses of force reported in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).
3. The total number of use of force complaints sustained in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

Thanks!

-Sam

From: Arlington Police Department

07/31/2018
Samuel Sinyangwe
411 A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Open Records Request Status Notification
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

Reference Number : W062473-071818

From: Arlington Police Department

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08/16/2018
Samuel Sinyangwe
411 A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Public Records Request
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,
The total number of uses of force reported in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

2014
2015
2016
2017

978
877
864
970 The total number of use of force complaints submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

2014
2015
2016
2017

978
877
864
970 The total number of use of force complaints sustained in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

2014
2015
2016
2017










Sincerely,
ARLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS SERVICES
620 WEST DIVISION STREET
ARLINGTON, TX 76004-3231
817-459-5683
817-459-5682 fax


Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request.

From: Arlington Police Department

Attachments:
62473.pdf (https://arlingtontx.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/DownloadItemFile.aspx?iid=iTGwz3uMnOc=&fid=cKABaQCXoLf1oylla@@12K5eq4chrTnFUGEPmR/6iBAq4w=&cid=hEexlbIBclY=)
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08/16/2018
Samuel Sinyangwe
411 A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Public Records Request
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,
My previous e-mail to you contained an error. It appears my attempt to copy and paste the records resulted in two sets of numbers being displayed twice. Please see correct numbers below. The total number of uses of force reported in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

2014
2015
2016
2017

978
877
864
970 The total number of use of force complaints submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

2014
2015
2016
2017

26
39
13
26 The total number of use of force complaints sustained in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).

2014
2015
2016
2017








The numbers have also been attached in pdf format. Thank you,
Sincerely,
ARLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS SERVICES
620 WEST DIVISION STREET
ARLINGTON, TX 76004-3231
817-459-5683
817-459-5682 fax

Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request.

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