Use of Force Policy

Ian Stevenson filed this request with the Bridgeport Police Department of Bridgeport, CT.
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Due June 10, 2020
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From: Ian Stevenson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All current policies maintained by the department regarding use of force.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Ian Stevenson

From: Bridgeport Police Department

In consideration of Connecticut Governor Lamont's 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be delays in processing your Freedom of Information request. We appreciate your patience and cooperation

Dear Ian Stevenson

The City of Bridgeport has received your request as of: June 04, 2020. We are reviewing your request and will contact you in writing when the requested information is available. Your request has been given the reference number W002850-060420 for tracking purposes.

Please note that pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, this City is not required to answer questions; the City is required to provide copies of all non-exempt documents.

Also, please be aware there are statutorily authorized costs associated with responding to your request, as set forth in C.G.S. Section 1-212 and if the anticipated fee for the document(s) you requested is greater than ten dollars, the City will require a deposit of the estimated copying cost prior to copying.

Very truly yours,



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