Police data collection project (Brockton Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Brockton Police Department of Brockton, MA.
Multi Request Police data collection project
Due July 21, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records 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.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Brockton Police Department

I AM OUT OF THE OFFICE UNTIL JULY 13, 2020 EMAILS SENT DURING THE TIME WILL NOT BE SAVED OR REPLIED TO.
LTC AND FID CARD APPOINTMENT ARE NOT AN EMERGENCY, CONTACT ME AFTER JULY 13, 2020 FOR AN APPOINTMENT , PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT LT PEREZ
URGENT MATTERS,  PLEASE CONTACT LT BRENDA PEREZ AT bperez@brocktonpolice.com (mailto:bperez@brocktonpolice.com)

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Ofc. Alfred J. Gazerro
Firearms Licensing Officer

Brockton Police Department
7 Commercial St
Brockton Ma 02302
Ph. (508) 897-5208
Fax (508) 897-5216 agazerro@brocktonpolice.com (mailto:agazerro@brocktonpolice.com) www.brocktonpolice.com (http://www.brocktonpolice.com)

From: Brockton Police Department

I am not the keeper of records.
I have forwarded your request to Lt B.I. Perez
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Ofc. Alfred J. Gazerro
Firearms Licensing Officer
Brockton Police Department
7 Commercial St
Brockton Ma 02302
Ph. (508) 897-5208
Fax (508) 897-5216
agazerro@brocktonpolice.com
www.brocktonpolice.com

From: Brockton Police Department

2 things.

I am not the Keeper of Records, that would be Lt Perez.
Your request has been forwarded to the City Law Dept.
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Ofc. Alfred J. Gazerro
Firearms Licensing Officer
Brockton Police Department
7 Commercial St
Brockton Ma 02302
Ph. (508) 897-5208
Fax (508) 897-5216
agazerro@brocktonpolice.com
www.brocktonpolice.com

From: Brockton Police Department

I told you before, you are contacting the wrong person.
I AM NOT THE KEEPER OF RECORDS
Contact LT Brenda Perez
bperez@brocktonpolice.com

Thank you for your attention to this matter
--
Ofc. Alfred J. Gazerro
Firearms Licensing Officer
Brockton Police Department
7 Commercial St
Brockton Ma 02302
Ph. (508) 897-5208
Fax (508) 897-5216
agazerro@brocktonpolice.com
www.brocktonpolice.com

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records 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.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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