Police data collection project (Honolulu Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Honolulu Police Department of Honolulu, HI.
Multi Request Police data collection project


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Hawaii Uniform Information Practices 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Honolulu Police Department

Hi Samuel,

Please see the attached Use of Force reports from 2013 to 2018.

Sarah Yoro
(808) 723-3866
Media Liaison Office
Honolulu Police Department