Police data collection project (Brevard County Sheriff)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Brevard County Sheriff of Brevard County, 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.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Brevard County Sheriff

Thank you for contacting us. We have successfully received your public records request and will respond as soon as possible.
Requests for public records are processed in the order that they are received and can take up to 30 business days to be fulfilled and/or invoiced. Processing time may be longer due to the nature and extent of the request. Furthermore, the processing time may be affected by other business processes that have statutory and/or court ordered time limits for completion and, therefore, will take priority over a public records request.
Should your request require extensive clerical or supervisory costs, you will be provided an invoice for the estimated costs associated with your request; this estimate must be paid prior to the start of any records production.
The result for some requests requiring extensive clerical or supervisory labor may be negative and BCSO may not have records responsive to the public records request. Deposits will not be returned for labor expended researching requests even if the search produces no responsive records.
Public records requests will be closed if the requesting party fails to pay the estimated or final invoice, or fails to respond to clarification inquiries pertaining to a public records request thirty (30) days following the issuance of the invoice or clarification inquiry. If you have previously received an estimated or final invoice and you have not paid the costs associated with that request, BCSO will not provide records for subsequent requests until such time as the past due amounts have been paid. After payment is received, the outstanding request will be resubmitted and processed as a new request. If a response to an inquiry for clarification is made after 30 days from the inquiry, the request will be resubmitted and processed as a new request.
Please note:
Schedule of Fees for Public Records Reproduction
Records Check:
$2.00 / per last name inquiry
Local record of those persons booked into the Brevard County Jail.
Case Report:
$0.15 / single sided copy if request is 10 pages or more
$.20 / double-sided copy
By Mail – Add self-addressed stamped envelope
CD/DVD:
$1.00 / each (plus service charge if applicable)
Due to security concerns, we will not accept any CD/DVD, memory stick, or any other device for duplication.
Service Charge:
Requestors will be charged for employee’s labor cost when the request takes 15 or more minutes to fulfill. Any specialty costs, to include technological resources or extensive research time will be subject to further expense. Advance deposit may be required for extensive requests.
Methods of Payment
Individuals may pay for records reproduction fees by one of the following: Money Order/Cashier Check, Cash, Business Check, Credit Card. (Credit Card fee is 2.95% with a $2.00 minimum). PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Christa McKuhn
Brevard County Sheriffs Office
Records Unit
700 S. Park Ave
Titusville, FL 32780
321-264-5214
321-747-9788 (fax)
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From: Brevard County Sheriff

Attached is the invoice to begin your inquiry.
Additional costs will be invoiced for payment prior of release of information.

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Records Technician
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700 S. Park Avenue
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-5214

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $600.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Brevard County Sheriff

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe-
I have your request open.
Please reply if you will be continuing with request or cancelling.
Thank you.

Gerda Loeb
Records Technician
Brevard County Sheriff's Office [small star logo]
700 S. Park Avenue
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-5214

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From: Brevard County Sheriff

Your request will be completed once the invoice is paid.

Gerda Loeb
Records Technician
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office [small star logo]
700 S. Park Avenue
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-5214

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