Police data collection project (Fort Wayne Police)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Fort Wayne Police of Fort Wayne, IN.
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

-the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2019 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2013, 3 baton incidents in 2013, etc.)
-total number of civilian complaints reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)
-total number of use of force complaints reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2019, separated by year
-total number of biased policing or discrimination/profiling complaints reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2019, separated by year
-a spreadsheet or list with the dates (month/day/year and time if available), race of subjects involved, and injuries/deaths sustained for all officer-involved shootings incidents (excluding shootings of animals) from 2013-2019, separated by year

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Fort Wayne Police

To Whom It May Concern:
The Law Department is in receipt of your Request for Access to Public Records dated (copy attached) and received in this office on February 7, 2020.

As your request is extensive, the City will comply with your request within a reasonable time period and provide all information not covered by any exception outlined in I.C. 5-14-3-4. You will be notified when this information is available.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Malak B. Heiny
Associate City Attorney
Citizens Square - Suite 430
200 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, In 46802
260/427-2330

From: Fort Wayne Police

To Whom It May Concern:
Attached is the information responsive to your Request for Access to Public Records dated February 7, 2020 (included below). Indiana Public Access Law does not require governmental entities to generate new lists not kept in the ordinary course of business to include information contained in a public records request. Therefore some of the materials you have requested are not in the exact form requested, but all of the information is contained in the attached documents.

Fort Wayne, IN 46803

February 7, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

-the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from

2013-2019 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2013, 3 baton incidents in 2013, etc.)

-total number of civilian complaints reported and the total number sustained, separated by year

(for example, 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1

complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)

-total number of use of force complaints reported and the total number sustained from 2013-

2019, separated by year

-total number of biased policing or discrimination/profiling complaints reported and the total

number sustained from 2013-2019, separated by year

-a spreadsheet or list with the dates (month/day/year and time if available), race of subjects

involved, and injuries/deaths sustained for all officer-involved shootings incidents (excluding

shootings of animals) from 2013-2019, separated by year

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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