|Multi Request||Police data collection project|
|Submitted||July 5, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, 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.
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 3 business days, as the statute requires.
Please be advised that my office is in receipt of your open records request. A copy of your request has been forwarded to the appropriate department(s) for retrieval of all requested documents. Pursuant to §O.C.G.A. 50-18-71(b)(1)(A), "...In any instance where records are unavailable within three business days of receipt of the request, and responsive records exist, the agency shall, within such time period, provide the requester with a description of such records and a timeline for when the records will be available for inspection or copying and provide the responsive records or access thereto as soon as practicable."
Please note depending on the documents you have requested, they may be requested from divisions outside of this location. Because of this, you may experience a varying return time of a week or so. When and if these documents become available, you will receive a letter with any cost accrued.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Sydney Nix, Open Records Officer, at (678) 493-4172 or via email at email@example.com.
Pursuant to your request, a copy of the information you requested is available to you at an estimated cost of $37.50.
Cost breakdown: 2 hours x hourly rate of lowest paid qualified employee ($30.00) = $37.50, plus. OCGA 50-18-71(d)
Please let me know if this request needs to be further processed. If so, please send a check to Cherokee Sheriff's Office at 498 Chattin Drive, Canton, GA 30115, Attn: Sydney Nix.
If you have any further questions please feel free to call my office at (678) 493-4172 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Records Manager
To Whom It May Concern:
Please find enclosed a check for $37.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.
Please find attached the materials you requested through our Open Records process.
If you have any further questions or need additional information please feel free to contact my office at (678) 493-4172 or via email at email@example.com.