Use of force (response to resistance) guidance, policies, and data (Kansas City Kansas Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Kansas City Kansas Police Department of Kansas City, KS.
Tracking #

20-2302

Multi Request Use of force (response to resistance) guidance, policies, and data
Est. Completion March 24, 2021
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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Kansas Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

• Policies.
Any and all policies guiding appropriate and inappropriate uses of force by any member or representative of this agency. These may also include “Response to Resistance” policies and similar guidance.

Please also provide all policies regarding the use of lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons (for example: TASERs pepper ball guns, rubber bullets, gases, sprays, water, etc.), including all policies regarding borrowing, accessing, or assuming responsibility for such weapons, tools, and ammunition.

Please also provide all policies or guidance related to reporting or tracking discharges from or uses of such weapons, as well as any other applicable policies or directives related to the acquisition, use, and reporting of weapons or tools.

Please also provide all policies and guidance used to evaluate any use of force or adjudicate administrative and internal investigations into any use of force or weapon discharge.

• Instructions for reporting. Any and all instructions and guidance related to the reporting of uses of force by any member or representative of this agency.

• Forms, coding descriptions, and other guidance.
All forms, codes, guides, and guidance used in the reporting and review of uses of force or weapons, including:
Any list of codes or definitions for terms or tags used in the reporting, collection, or review of uses of force.
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track uses of force by this agency.
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track the borrowing or use of lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track any discharge of force from firearms, tools, or weapons employed by this agency
A copy of any guidance, requirements, laws, and policies issued by the state, including those issued as part of grant or other funding requirements, regarding this agency’s responsibilities for reportings uses of force or weapons
A copy of any guidance, requirements, laws, and policies issued by the federal government, including those issued as part of grant or other funding requirements, regarding this agency’s responsibilities for reportings uses of force or weapons

• Use of Force Data
For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and the period from January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, data on the each use of force by representatives of this agency, including but not limited to:
Date, time: The date (month, day, year) and time of the incident
Location: Street address, block, and other relevant location information
Subject(s) information: race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, resultant or related injuries sustained or alleged, weapon type (if applicable) in the possession of each involved individual, arrests or charges associated with the incident
Officer information (for each involved officer): employee number or other unique identifier used for the officer, race, resultant or related physical injuries, patrol division, unit
Incident details: incident or other unique identification number for the use of force incident
Type of force details: a description of each type of force used
Body camera or other footage: Inventory of any video record was created of the incident and/or a copy of the captured footage from all present cameras
Disposition of investigation into the incident: The current or final status of each use of force incident, including whether challenges to the use of force were sustained or dismissed or if the incident had no or is currently under investigation
Please provide the information as a csv spreadsheet, if possible, and if not possible, please provide incident reports sufficient to show the requested data.

• Discharge Report Data
For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and the period from January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, data on each discharge of a firearm and other weapons by representatives of this agency, including but not limited to:
Date, time: The date (month, day, year) and time of the incident
Location: Street address, block, and other relevant location information
Incident description and details
Tool or weapon used, including any unique identifier or identification number
Number of discharges
Subject(s) information: race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, resultant or related injuries sustained or alleged, weapon type (if applicable) in the possession of each involved individual, arrests or charges associated with the incident
Officer information (for each involved officer): employee number or other unique identifier used for the officer, race, resultant or related physical injuries, patrol division, unit
Type of force details: a description of each type of force used
Disposition or status of any investigation or follow-up review of the incident
Please provide the information as a csv spreadsheet, if possible, and if not possible, please provide incident reports sufficient to show the requested data.

If any portion of materials responsive to this request should be deemed unavailable or non-disclosable, please specifically identify the portions of the records or the specific information that is unavailable and the reason for the unavailability.

If any portion of this request is unclear or if this request could be modified to reduce the burden of producing responsive documents or provide them more efficiently or expeditiously, please reply with a request for clarification or a proposed modification.

This request is being made by a reporter as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted as part of a project to better understand uses of police force nationwide, which has been of public interest for many years and which is of particular interest to large new swaths of the public following the widely-seen death of George Floyd and the First Amendment-protected demonstrations and public discussion that have followed. There is no commercial interest in the submission of this request or the release of these records.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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Your first Unified Government of WYCO/KCK record request (request number #20-2302) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #20-2302.

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-2302:

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County has received your Kansas Open Records Request. At this time, we estimate that it will take approximately 1 week to complete this request. We will let you know as soon as possible if there will be any cost associated with compiling this data.

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

November 30, 2020

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

December 07, 2020

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

December 14, 2020

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

December 22, 2020

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

December 30, 2020

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

January 11, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

January 18, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

January 18, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

January 25, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

February 01, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

February 08, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

February 15, 2021

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

February 22, 2021

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From: Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Unified Government of WYCO/KCK

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An invoice has been created for record request #20-2302. Please pay by visiting Request #20-2302.

Charges associated with fulfilling this request are an Electronic Form Data Fee of $15.00, making the total, $15.00. Once we have received your payment, the data file(s) will be released to you.

 

This site allows you to pay for charges associated with your Kansas Open Request Act requests online using a Debit or Credit Card, which is the preferred method.

 

Payment can also be made by check or money order payable to: Unified Government Treasury. Checks are required to have the Name, Address, and Phone Number printed on the check. The driver’s license number and date of birth may also be required.

The check should be mailed to: 

 

UG of WYCO / Clerks Office

Attn: KORA #______

701 N 7th St Rm. 318

Kansas City, KS 66101

 

Please contact us at ___-___-____ if there are additional questions.

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The due date for record request #20-2302 has been changed to:

March 24, 2021

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