Police data collection project (Boca Raton Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Boca Raton Police Department of Boca Raton, FL.
Multi Request Police data collection project
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2019 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2019, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2019, separated by year

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Boca Raton Police Department

Your public records request has been reviewed and due to the volume of information requested, will require an extensive amount of staff time to research.
The time/cost estimate for your request is 60-80 hours at $26.12 per hour, for a total of $1,567.20-$2,089.60. A deposit of 50% is required prior to processing; 50% of the minimum time estimate is $783.60
At your earliest convenience, please advise if you accept the estimate and will be sending the deposit, if you would like to amend the parameters of the request, or cancel it. The estimated amount is an estimate, it could take more or less time resulting in a lower fee or higher fee. The amount of time is conservative as each and every case has to be redacted under the new Florida Constitution amendment Marsy's Law Which now requires the redaction of any victim information.

Per Florida Statute and Public Records laws, we are not required to create a record to fulfill a records request. If filled, it will be delivered in the format of our stored records and not a newly created document.

Thank you

Mark Economou | Public Information Manager
Boca Raton Police Department
100 NW 2nd Avenue * Boca Raton, FL 33432
P 561-338-1374 | meconomou@myboca.us<mailto:meconomou@myboca.us>

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