|Submitted||Dec. 19, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:
The total number of Baltimore County police shootings each year that hit or missed a civilian since 2010. Specifically, I’m requesting the number of shootings disaggregated by each individual year from 2010-2017 (not just the aggregate total of all the years combined).
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.
Dear Mr. Sinyangwe:
Your electronic mail message was received by the Baltimore County Police Department (“BCOPD”), Public Affairs Section, on December 19, 2017. It was forwarded to the Baltimore County Office of Law for review and response pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act (“MPIA”), Md. Code Ann., Gen. Provis. (“GP”) §§ 4-101 – 4-601 (West 2014).
Please see the attached responsive record which is a chart containing the number of police involved shootings each year from 2010 to 2017 (as of December 20, 2017) per your request.
In as much as fewer than 2 hours was expended to fulfil your request, this record is provided at no charge to you pursuant to Maryland law.
You may refer any concerns regarding this decision to the Public Access Ombudsman pursuant to Md. Code. Ann., GP § 4-1B-01 et seq.
Vickie L. Wash, Esq.
Assistant County Attorney
Baltimore County Office of Law