Florida police data (Hollywood Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Hollywood Police Department of Hollywood, FL.
Multi Request Florida police data


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 police use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. A copy of all complaints reported by civilians against police between 2013-2018.
4. A copy of any documents indicating whether the civilian complaints identified in request #3 were sustained.
5. The policy manual of the police department.
6. The current union contract between the city and any police unions.
7. All records regarding police shootings (including fatal police shootings, non-fatal police shootings and police shootings at a civilian that missed) between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident, the names of all officers involved, whether administrative investigations found the incidents to be justified under police department policy and any disciplinary actions taken against the officers as a result of the incident.
8. All records regarding civilian deaths or serious injuries resulting from police use of force between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident and the names of all officers involved.

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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Hollywood Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

In response to items 1-4 and 7-8 an estimate invoice has been attached for your review. A deposit of $252.35 is being requested to begin the work. I am still awaiting a response for the remaining two items 5 and 6. Once an estimate is received, I will forward this information to you.

Kind Regards,

Sharetta Ogden
Police Records Manager
3250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-967-4480 - Office


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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $252.35 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Hollywood Police Department

On 8/26/19 your check was received and notification was provided to the Office preparing your records that they may begin to process your request. Once the work has been completed we will be notified by that Office and advised of any additional fees that were incurred relative to this request.

From: Hollywood Police Department

I was informed by the office preparing the documentation relative to your request that due to the volume of records and the review and redaction that will be necessary to prepare the records this will approximately take 4-6 weeks to complete.

Kind Regards,
Police Records Manager

From: Hollywood Police Department

Good Afternoon,

As we began to complete your request we realized it would be much more labor intensive then we originally thought. You requested all complaints from 2013-2018. It appears that will be approximately 1500 complaints. Your #7 and #8 requests will also be labor intensive. Thus, I'm unable to give you an time frame on when your request will be completed.

Lieutenant Karen M. Zorsky
Internal Affairs
Hollywood Police Department

Karen Zorsky
Internal Affairs Lieutenant
City of Hollywood
Police Department
3250 Hollywood Blvd
P.O. Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022
Office: 954-967-4398
E-mail: KZORSKY@hollywoodfl.org
Notice: Florida has a broad public records law. All correspondence sent to the City of Hollywood via e-mail may be subject to disclosure as a matter of public record.

From: Hollywood Police Department

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

To update you on the progress of your request, we have placed in the mail Items 1, 2 and 5 of your request. Items 3,4, 7,8 still remain to be completed. Item 6 is not maintained at the Police Department, you may obtain that information from the City of Hollywood Human Resources Office. It has been estimated the remaining items will be over $1,000 and may utilize 20 CDs to complete. Since the initial deposit has been exhausted, please let us know if you wish for us to continue if so a new deposit of $500 will be needed to proceed. As indicated in a response to you back on September 24th certain items of this request are labor intensive and therefore no time frame can be provided for the completion of this request.

Kind Regards,
Sharetta Ogden
Police Records Manager

From: Hollywood Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.