ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department of Charlotte, NC.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. ยงยง 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage. 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Dixon, Shannon

Dear Mr. Schwencke:

This office is in receipt of your request. We are in the process of reviewing your request, and we will comply in accordance with N.C.G.S. 132-1.4 and N.C.G.S. 160A-168.

Sincerely,

Shannon T. Dixon
Police Paralegal
601 E. Trade St.
Charlotte NC 28202
Shannon.Dixon @cmpd.org

From: Dixon, Shannon

Mr. Schwencke,

We are still working on your request. It will take some time to go all the way back to 2010 to retrieve this data. We expect to have everything to you by August 4th.

Thank you,

Shannon T. Dixon
Police Paralegal
601 E. Trade St.
Charlotte NC 28202
Shannon.Dixon @cmpd.org

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Shannon,

I appreciate you gathering the data. If there are fields I included above that take more time to research, I'd be happy to discuss limiting the columns requested, perhaps to something that comports to a report you already maintain or have produced. Further, if you anticipate costs associated with the search, I'd be grateful if you could let me know in advance.

Thank you,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Dixon, Shannon

Good Morning Mr. Schwencke,

We are still working on your request. It will take some time to go all the way back to 2010 to retrieve this data. We expect to have everything to you by August 4th.

Thank you,
Shannon T. Dixon
Police Paralegal
601 E. Trade St.
Charlotte NC 28202
Shannon.Dixon @cmpd.org

From: Ken Schwencke

Thank you!

Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Moorefield, David L.

Good morning,
We have attached the requested data that we have on hate crimes. Thank you for your interest in the CMPD,

Lt. Moorefield

Lieutenant Dave Moorefield
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Office of the Chief
601 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Lt. Moorefield,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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