Use of Force/Complaints Data (Cincinnati Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Cincinnati Police Department of Cincinnati, OH.
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Multi Request Use of Force/Complaints Data


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. The number of use of force incidents by type of force used in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, separated by year.
2. The number of use of force complaints in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, separated by year.
3. The number of use of force complaints sustained in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, 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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Cincinnati Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,
Thank you for your public record request regarding use of force statistics for the City of Cincinnati. Please visit our Open Data Portal at to obtain those statistics. Once you view the dataset of your choice, there is an option to "export" the data and download it into an Excel spreadsheet and from there you can filter out the information that you are specifically looking for. We will send you the additional records once we receive them.
Cincinnati Police Records
(513) 352-3559 Office
(513)352-6908 Fax

From: Cincinnati Police Department

Attached are requested records.

Attn: News Desk

Cincinnati Police Department | Public Information Office
310 Ezzard Charles Drive | Cincinnati, Ohio 45214.2805