Florida sheriff's data (Broward County Sheriff)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Broward County Sheriff of Broward County, FL.
Multi Request Florida sheriff's data
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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 deputy-involved use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that deputies used force against, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. A copy of all complaints reported by civilians against deputies between 2013-2018.
4. A copy of any documents indicating whether the civilian complaints identified in request #3 were sustained.
5. The policy manual of the sheriff's department.
6. The current union contract between the county and any sheriff's deputies unions.
7. All records regarding deputy-involved shootings (including fatal shootings, non-fatal shootings and shootings at a civilian that missed) between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident, the names of all deputies involved, whether administrative investigations found the incidents to be justified under sheriff's department policy and any disciplinary actions taken against the deputies as a result of the incident.
8. All records regarding civilian deaths or serious injuries resulting from deputy-involved use of force between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident and the names of all deputies involved.
9. The number of in-custody deaths in jails from 2013-2018 (separated by year), broken down by cause of death (homicide, suicide, accidental, natural causes, etc.)
10. Statistics showing the total jail population each year from 2013-2018 (separated by year).

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: Pompano Beach Police Department

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Re: Media Records Request of July 15, 2019. Reference #: R039348-071519 Dear Samuel Sinyangwe: The Broward Sheriff's Office received a records request from you on July 15, 2019, seeking the following: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:
1. The total number of police use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. A copy of all complaints reported by civilians against police between 2013-2018.
4. A copy of any documents indicating whether the civilian complaints identified in request #3 were sustained.
5. The policy manual of the police department.
6. The current union contract between the city and any police unions.
7. All records regarding police shootings (including fatal police shootings, non-fatal police shootings and police shootings at a civilian that missed) between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident, the names of all officers involved, whether administrative investigations found the incidents to be justified under police department policy and any disciplinary actions taken against the officers as a result of the incident.
8. All records regarding civilian deaths or serious injuries resulting from police use of force between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident and the names of all officers involved.
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. Here are the totals for #1 & #2. The data is not broken down by type. Year
2013- 790
2014- 858
2015- 943
2016- 1023
2017- 1001
2018- 1015
As the data is not broken down by type as stated above, #3, #4, #7, #8 would be very costly. You would have to request all the use of force reports (see above quantities) and read through each to see how many meet the various criteria you have specified. Use of force reports are typically 5 pages each.  With accompanying documentation, each case would be about 20 pages. Per FSS, there's a cost for duplication of $.15 per page single-sided/$.20 double-sided.  Additionally, labor charges would be applied for review and redaction of exempt information from the documentation. Feel free to contact our PIO office at 954-831-8300 to discuss if there's another way we can help you obtain the data you are looking for. #5 has been released to our online Public Records Center . You can log into the system and download your responsive records. #6 is pending. Information that is confidential and exempt from public disclosure is redacted according to Florida law. For a more detailed summary of any applied redactions, please review the summary on the final page of the released record. Sincerely, Broward Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit

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From: Broward County Sheriff

Good afternoon.

We recently received your follow up correspondence regarding the attached public records request (2552_001.pdf).
Responses to this request were sent back in July through our online records system.
I have copied all the responses for your below.
Additionally, I have attached the policy manual and union contract requested.

Please, let us know if we can be of further assistance.

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Keyla Concepción/PIO
BSO Senior Public Information Officer
954-831-8300 Office
954-797-0927 Fax
keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org<mailto:keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org>

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Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi, thanks for sending this. However, I also requested the use of force, death/serious injury and civilian complaints data (items 1-4 and 7-10). When will these be provided?

-Sam

From: Broward County Sheriff

Good morning.

The responses were provided in the July response and were copied for you in the previous email. I have once again copied it for you below with highlights.

Keyla C.

From: Broward County Sheriff

Good afternoon.

The email you forwarded states you have been sent the responses through two different channels and in two different occasions.
Please, clarify what the follow-up is.

Please, reply to all. Thank you.

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Keyla Concepción/PIO
BSO Senior Public Information Officer
954-831-8300 Office
954-797-0927 Fax
keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org<mailto:keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org>

Follow me on Twitter: @bso_keyla

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi, to clarify, I received the Sheriffs Policy Manual and union contract but not the use of force of police shootings data I requested. Can you please send that data (or if you’ve already sent it then please resend)?

-Sam

From: Broward County Sheriff

Good morning,

According to the email thread below, you have been provided with the records responsive to your request.

On Dec. 20, 2019:
Subject: RE: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Florida sheriff's data (Broward County Sheriff)
Good afternoon.

The email you forwarded states you have been sent the responses through two different channels and in two different occasions.
Please, clarify what the follow-up is.

Please, reply to all. Thank you.

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Keyla Concepción/PIO
BSO Senior Public Information Officer
954-831-8300 Office
954-797-0927 Fax
keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org<mailto:keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org<mailto:keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org%3cmailto:keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org>>

Follow me on Twitter: @bso_keyla

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.

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On Dec. 5, 2019:
Subject: RE: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Florida sheriff's data (Broward County Sheriff)
Good morning.

The responses were provided in the July response and were copied for you in the previous email. I have once again copied it for you below with highlights.

Keyla C.
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Veda Coleman-Wright
Director
BSO Public Information Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
(954) 831-8300
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