Use of force detail data 2008-2016 (Columbus Division of Police)

Aileen Johnson filed this request with the Columbus Division of Police of Columbus, OH.
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Multi Request Use of force detail data 2008-2016


From: Aileen Johnson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Use of force data with detail summaries for all use of force incidents from 2008-2016. Please provide the following details for each incident:

Date (year, month, day) of the incident, subject race, officer race, type of force used, whether there was subject injury, and whether there was officer injury.

I prefer csv spreadsheet format (or pdf) where each row represents an incident. Here is an example of the data I'm looking for (

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.


A. Johnson

From: Columbus Division of Police

Attn. A. Johnson,
Attached is a spreadsheet of IAB internal investigations and citizen complaints from 2001 to present. It is the only form that shows most of what you requested. We do not maintain a record specifically with the parameters that you requested.


Amy L. Morris
Public Records Supervisor
Columbus Division of Police
120 Marconi Blvd.
(614) 645-4989 Direct
(614) 645-4925 Office