Police Use of Force Data (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department of Charlotte, NC.
Multi Request Police Use of Force Data


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Data on all use of force incidents. Preferably in CSV file format, or in .txt or excel file format, including all incidents from January 2015 through the date of this request, including a code list or definitions for any variables with coded responses. Please include in this data:
1) Incident number or other unique identifier for the use of force incident;
2) Date, time, and location of the incident, including street address or block;
3) Race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender and weapon type (if any) possessed by each individual on whom force was used;
4) Each type of force used;
5) Injuries sustained or complaints of injury by each individual on whom force was used;
6) Full name of all officers who used force, and their patrol division or unit. If this is not disclosable, please provide a unique identifier for each officer who used force;
7) The disposition of administrative investigations resulting from the use of force (e.g., sustained or founded; not sustained or unresolved; exonerated; or unfounded);
8) Whether there is body-worn camera or other video footage of the incident; and
9) Arrest charges for each individual on whom force was used.
For any information responsive to this request which is unavailable or non-disclosable, identify the specific information and the reason for the unavailability. Where the information requested is unclear, or the request could be modified to reduce the burden of producing responsive documents, please reply to clarify the request or propose a modification.

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: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Your request is pending in our criminal analysis department. Due to the number of requests they receive, it may take several weeks for your request to be fulfilled.

From: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

In reference to your Public Records Request filed on May 11, 2020:

Total Use of Force/Response to Resistance Incidents by Year:

Year Count
2015 420
2016 413
2017 369
2018 395
2019 453
2020 417

Lieutenant Stephen Fischbach
Office of the Chief-Public Affairs Office
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department


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