ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Bellevue Police Department of Bellevue, WA.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From:

Hello,

Attached please find a letter in regards to your recent Bellevue Police Public Disclosure Request. Please know that we have 5 business days to answer your request. We will send you an answer by close of business on the 5th day. Since you made your request last Tuesday we have until 530pm this Tuesday to respond.

Thank you,
Ingrid
Ingrid Boswell
Support Specialist
BPDRecords@bellevuewa.gov<mailto:BPDRecords@bellevuewa.gov>
425-452-6917
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Notice: The City of Bellevue is required to comply with the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This act establishes a strong state mandate in favor of disclosure of public records. As such, the information you submit to the City via e-mail, including personal information, may ultimately be subject to disclosure as a public record.

From: Ken Schwencke

Thank you! Look forward to it.

Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From:

Hello,

Attached please find a copy of the requested information for your recent Bellevue Police Public Records Request.

Thank you,
Ingrid

Ingrid Boswell
Support Specialist
BPDRecords@bellevuewa.gov<mailto:BPDRecords@bellevuewa.gov>
425-452-6917
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Notice: The City of Bellevue is required to comply with the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This act establishes a strong state mandate in favor of disclosure of public records. As such, the information you submit to the City via e-mail, including personal information, may ultimately be subject to disclosure as a public record.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Ingrid,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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