Use of Force forms authorizing the use of chemical agents by Ferguson PD

Jay Cassano filed this request with the Ferguson Police Department of Ferguson, MO.


From: Jay Cassano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

According to General Order 410 Section 06.C.2 "Use of Lethal and Less-Lethal Weapons: Use of Force Continuum: Less-Lethal Weapons Regulations," supervisory officers are required to send a Use of Force form to the Chief of Police after authorizing use of chemical agents. I am requesting all such Use of Force forms for the period from January 1, 2014 to September 20, 2015.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.


Jay Cassano

From: Megan Asikainen

Use of Force reports are closed records because they are prepared in anticipation of litigation (closed under Section 610.021(1) and, furthermore, they are personnel records regarding the performance of police personnel and are, therefore, closed under Section 610.021 (13).


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