Police data collection project (Fayetteville Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Fayetteville Police Department of Fayetteville, AR.
Multi Request Police data collection project


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Fayetteville Police Department

I am no longer in charge of FOIA request for our agency, and your request was sent to a personal email account instead of the departments FOIA request email. I was off the last two days, so your request was not received until today. I have forwarded your request to the FOIA email (policefoia@fayetteville-ar.gov<mailto:policefoia@fayetteville-ar.gov> )

From: Fayetteville Police Department

Good morning. Please see the attached correspondence regarding your recent request.

Thank you,

Blake Pennington

Blake E. Pennington
Assistant City Attorney
113 W. Mountain St., Suite 302
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Telephone: (479) 575-8313

[City attorney logo]<http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/492/City-Attorney> [cid:image002.jpg@01D287AB.2928C1E0] <http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/>
Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/fayettevillearkansasgovernment> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/fyvgov> | Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/fyvgov/> | YouTube<http://www.youtube.com/user/cityoffayettevillear>