Police data collection project (Davenport Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Davenport Police Department of Davenport, IA.
Multi Request Police data collection project
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe


Mr. Sinyangwe:
The Davenport Police Department does not accept FOIA requests via email; please submit your request online by visiting www.cityofdavenportiowa.com<http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com>. Additionally, there is a fee of $48.00 per hour for statistics and a $48.00 deposit is required prior to your request being processed. If you choose to proceed an invoice for the deposit will be provided and the deposit will have to be paid online. If the request requires more than one hour to complete a final fee will be provided that must be paid before the information will be released.
Kind Regards,
Lyndsey D. Seifert
Records Bureau Supervisor | Davenport Police Department - Services Division
City of Davenport

T 563-326-6183 | F 563-326-6131
416 N. Harrison St, Davenport, IA 52801