Police shootings data (Baltimore Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
Tracking #

MPIA 22-0134

Multi Request Police shootings data


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of all officer involved shootings from 2010-2021, including the incident date, race of the subjects and officers involved, any injuries caused, and names of the officers involved. If any part of this request is unavailable/nondisclosable, please provide all of the information requested that is a available/disclosable.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Mr. Samuel Sinyangwe:

This is an acknowledgement of your request below, for public information, submitted to the Document Compliance Unit ("DCU") of the Baltimore Police Department ("BPD"). Your request is governed by the Maryland Public Information Act ("PIA"), Maryland Code, General Provisions Article ("GP"), Sections 4-101 et seq. DCU will process your request promptly. However, our response may take longer than ten (10) working days, the reasons for which may include the scope of your request, the type and volume of potentially responsive records, and the nature of the search, review, and preparation that is required. In any event, DCU will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. GP § 4-203.

DCU will contact you with the availability of records and the possible costs associated with this request, as soon as the information is made available by the Custodian of Records. Likewise, if DCU and/or the Custodian of Records need you to clarify your request, DCU will contact you promptly.

Please refer to tracking # MPIA 22-0134 in any subsequent correspondence pertaining to this matter. All follow up correspondence should be made in writing and submitted to the DCU's e-mail: DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>.

Please understand that because of COVID-19, the Baltimore Police Department, Document Compliance Unit ("DCU") is mandated to work remotely. DCU will work diligently to respond to your request as quickly as possible. Please note responses to document request may take longer than normal.

Ken Hurst
Operations Assistant II
Document Compliance Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department

From: Baltimore Police Department

Date: March 14, 2022
Samuel Sinyangwe
MuckRock News
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Police Involved Shootings

Dear Mr. Samuel Sinyangwe:

The Custodian of Records of the Baltimore Police Department is in receipt of your MPIA request dated January 18, 2022. You have requested a list of all officer involved shootings from 2010 to 2021.

Please see the breakdown of your request below:

* Incident Date
* Race of the Subjects and Officers involved
* Any injuries caused
* Names of the Officers involved

Please see the attached document in reference to your request

Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that any records sought from the BPD exist or to waive any privileges held by the BPD. You have a right under the Public Information Act for the Public Access Ombudsman to mediate any disputes arising out of a MPIA request or a judicial review pursuant to General Provisions Article §§ 4-1B-04, 4-362. Please refer to tracking # MPIA 22-0134 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter.

Thank you
Ken Hurst
Document Compliance Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs