ProPublica: Hate crimes data

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), 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 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Ken Schwencke


Attn: Ken Schwencke

In response to your records request dated 8/12/17 regarding “hate” crimes: I am happy to respond that Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has no record of a reported “hate” crime and no record of investigating a “hate” crime. I am closing your request as “completed” but please let me know if you have any questions.

Lori Eikum
Records Technician / TAC
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
110 2nd ST NE, Suite 100
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
509-884-0941; direct: 509-888-6856; fax: 509-886-1045

The opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Douglas County.