Police data collection project (Hernando County Sheriff's Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Hernando County Sheriff's Department of Hernando County, FL.
Multi Request Police data collection project
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Hernando County Sheriff's Department

Good Afternoon,
Please see the attached invoice reference the below request.

Be advised that we do not have a document responsive to this request reference specifying the type of incident or complaint.
I will be releasing the documents to you as they are in my system.

I will begin processing this request once payment has been received.

Best Regards,

Lana Erickson
Records Manager
Hernando County Sheriff's Office
lerickson@hernandosheriff.org<mailto:lerickson@hernandosheriff.org>
(352)797-3633

From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $33.84 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Hernando County Sheriff's Department

Good Afternoon,
The below requested records for 2019 can be offloaded here:

https://dl.hernandosheriff.org/index.php/s/5i24aMG8ZbZQrjt

Please be advised that I am unable to RE-PROVIDE you with prior years data due to Marsy's Law.
I would have to go back through each record which was released to you already (pre Marsy's Law) to check for victims of crimes from the citizen complaints.

This data was previously provided to you up through 2018 in an earlier request.

If you wish for me to re-provide you with this data, please let me know as there will be an additional deposit due to the time it will take to go back through all the documents.

Additionally, let me know when you have offloaded the records so I can close the portal.

Best Regards,

Lana Erickson
Records Manager
Hernando County Sheriff's Office
lerickson@hernandosheriff.org<mailto:lerickson@hernandosheriff.org>
(352)797-3633

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