Police data collection project (Kent County Sheriff)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Kent County Sheriff of Kent County, MI.
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2020-281700048

Multi Request Police data collection project
Status
Completed

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Kent County Sheriff

Reference #: 2020-281700048
Your request for records under the Freedom of Information Act has been successfully submitted on July 06, 2020. Under the Act, your request is considered received one business day after the electronic submission is made.
Kent County will respond to your request for records within 5 business days after receipt. This response may include an extension of 10 business days, as allowed by the Act.
Sheriff

701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PHONE: (616) 632-6203
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From: Kent County Sheriff

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Kent County Sheriff

Please see attached response to your FOIA Request 2020-281700048.
Sheriff
Kent County
701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PHONE: (616) 632-6203
This is an automated e-mail, please do not reply.

From: Kent County Sheriff

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Kent County Sheriff

Please see attached response to your FOIA Request 2020-281700048.
Sheriff
Kent County
701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PHONE: (616) 632-6203
This is an automated e-mail, please do not reply.

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $133.96 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $133.96 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Kent County Sheriff

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Kent County Sheriff

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Kent County Sheriff

Kent County Sheriff's Office
Records Department
701 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

September 10, 2020

Samuel Sinyangwe
Dept MR 97845
411A Highland Ave
Sommerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: FOIA Request 2020-281700048

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe:

Please note, the above listed request was already paid for and processed on 08/20/20. For your records the check number used was #0000010211. Please be advised that on 9/9/20 we received a second check for this request. I will be sending this check back to the above listed address.

Please advise if you have any further questions.

Thanks,

Deputy Jennifer Phelps
Deputy Jennifer Phelps
Freedom of Information Coordinator
Kent County Sheriff's Office
Phone: 616-632-6203
Fax: 616-632-6217
Jennifer.Phelps@kentcountymi.gov<mailto:Jennifer.Phelps@kentcountymi.gov>

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