ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Bloomington Police Department of Bloomington, IN.

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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to 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.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Police Department

Your email has been received, but this account is NOT monitored 24 hours per day.  If this is a matter that requires police services, please call (812) 339-4477.

Thank you.

From: Joan Manning

Per the email sent regarding Request for Public Information, the following
form will need to be completed and submitted to our agency. Once the form
is received, we will review your request and advise of a timeline and if
any fees apply.

Thank you.

*Joan Manning*
Records Division Supervisor
BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPT.
220 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-339-4477

From: Ken Schwencke

Here is a filled-out copy of the form. Thanks.

From: Police Department

Your email has been received, but this account is NOT monitored 24 hours per day.  If this is a matter that requires police services, please call (812) 339-4477.

Thank you.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Joan,

Just wanted to follow up on this. When we spoke on the phone, you said you should be able to send the records in a few weeks.

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

From: Joan Manning

Mr. Schwencke
The request you made is not completed. We are going back through archives
to find the older data, therefore, it will take some time. Once we have
gathered the information, we will provide you with the data discussed.

Thank you.

*Joan Manning*
Records Division Supervisor
BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPT.
220 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-339-4477

From: Joan Manning

This email is in response to the "Request for Public Information" form
submitted to the Bloomington Police Department. The data requested is
provided in the attached file.

Thank you,

*Joan Manning*
Records Division Supervisor
BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPT.
220 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-339-4477

From: Ken Schwencke

Joan,

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

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

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