Police data collection project (Hartford Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Hartford Police Department of Hartford, CT.
Multi Request Police data collection project
Est. Completion None
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut 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.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Hartford Police Department

Good morning, Mr. Sinyangwe:

Please be advised that the Hartford Police Department has already responded to you on July 15, 2020, to a very similar response. Your requests are repetitive in nature and burdensome. Please see the attached final response provided to you and your organization on July 15, 2020. As a reminder, the Hartford Police Department is not required/obligated to create a record that does not exist.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this response or be more specific on your request, I can be contacted at 860-757-4251.

Respectfully;

Sergeant Omayra Martinez-Baidy
Hartford Police Department
Civil Litigation-FOI Unit
860-757-4251

From: Hartford Police Department

Good morning, Mr. Sinyangwe:

The Hartford Police Department did not receive and does not have record of the below request being submitted on “ July 5, 2020,” as you indicate below. Please be advised that the Hartford Police Department has already responded to you on July 15, 2020, to a very similar response. Your requests are repetitive in nature and burdensome. Please see the attached final response provided to you and your organization on July 15, 2020. As a reminder, the Hartford Police Department is not required/obligated to create a record that does not exist.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this response or be more specific on your request, I can be contacted at 860-757-4251.

Respectfully;

Sergeant Omayra Martinez-Baidy
Hartford Police Department
Civil Litigation-FOI Unit
860-757-4251

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