ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office of Coweta County, GA.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Petty, Heather

Ken,

Reviewing your ORR we have determined that we have no way of searching our system for "Hate Crimes ". There is not a GA statue specifically for "Hate Crimes". The Coweta County District Attorney would determine if the crime was part of a hate crime and prosecute from there. Sorry, wish I could help but we have no way of searching records for 10 years under "Hate Crimes". If you have anything that would be helpful for your search let me know. Thanks and have a great day !

Heather Petty
Records Clerk
Coweta County Sheriff's Office
560 Greison Tr.
Newnan, Ga 30263
770-253-1502 ext. 8324
Email:ccsoopenrecords@coweta.ga.us or
hpetty@coweta.ga.us

Print Reports On-Line:
http://p2c.coweta.ga.us/p2c/

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