ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Duluth Police Department of Duluth, MN.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

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

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Ken Schwencke

From: noreplydpd

Thank you for contacting the Duluth Police Department. This e-mail address is not monitored 24 hours a day. If this is an emergency, you need to have an officer respond to your location, or if you need to file a police report of any kind, please call 911.

If you need a copy of a police report, please contact our records division at<> or call 218-730-5590.

We will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible.

From: Mike Ceynowa

I will be out of the office until Wednesday July 12. I will return emails at that time. If you need immediate assitance please call Deputy Chief Laura Marquardt 730-5501
Lt. Mike Ceynowa

From: Maya N. Carroll

Attached is the requested data. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Maya Carroll
Police Records/Technology Manager
Duluth Police Department
2030 North Arlington Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Desk: (218) 730-5486
Cell: (218) 491-4332

From: Ken Schwencke

Thank you, I appreciate it!