Use of force data 2008-2019 (Kansas City Police Department)

Aileen Johnson filed this request with the Kansas City Police Department of Kansas City, MO.
Multi Request Use of force data 2008-2019


From: Aileen Johnson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

All use of force incident-level data from 2008-2019 which includes date, subject race, officer race, type of force used, whether there was subject injury, and whether there was officer injury. Please provide in csv spreadsheet format.

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.



From: Kansas City Police Department

We received the attached records request from muckrock.

All the use of force data you request is closed according to Missouri sunshine law chapter 610.021 subsection 3 and 13 because it is an internal investigative document used to investigate any policy violation.

Sgt. Jake Becchina
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Media Relations Unit
816-234-5171 (office)
816-226-2261 (cell)<>