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ProPublica: Hate crimes data (Farmington Police)

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Farmington Police Department of Farmington, NM.


From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records 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, including where available, but not limited to:

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.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Ken Schwencke

From: Birch, Tonya

Mr. Schwencke,

The attached is the hate crime information you requested. Please don't
hesitate to contact me with any questions and/or concerns you may have.

Thank you,

*Tonya K. Birch*
*Crime Analyst*
*Farmington Police Department*
*Office: 505.599.1125*
*Fax: 505.599.1045*

*Notice*: New Mexico law requires government agencies to disclose to the
public, upon request, most written communications, including those in
electronic form. Persons communicating with City officials or employees
should expect that any communications could be released to the public and
that this disclosure could include the email addresses of those
communicating with City officials or employees.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Tonya,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Ken Schwencke